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Blocked drains: Yorkshire Water Campaign

26th March 2019

Blocked drains: Yorkshire Water Campaign

Blocked drains: Yorkshire Water Campaign

Do you remember our post last month: “We rely on our pipes, don’t flush your wipes!” We are happy to see Yorkshire Waters new campaign to drive down blockages in Yorkshire.

Our director was shopping in Huddersfield, when he came across Yorkshire Waters pop up stand inside Kingsgate Shopping Centre. The first thing you see is the clear statement “Flushing wipes, blocks pipes”.


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According to Yorkshire Water, there were 35,000 blockages in Yorkshire last year which cost more than £8m to clear! It’s extremely important for everyone to reduce the risk of blocked drains and flooding by simply not flushing anything other than pee, paper and poo. Yorkshire Water advises that at least 40% of all blocked drains in Yorkshire are caused by people putting the wrong things down their toilets and sinks.

Yorkshire waters do’s and don’ts:

Follow our handy hints and tips to keep your home safe from blocked drains and pipes, which could cause wastewater to back-up and overflow, causing serious damage to your home.

Bin it, don’t block it!

Toilets are only designed to remove human waste and toilet roll. You can buy wipes that say they’re ‘flushable’ on the packaging, but most people don’t realise, they can actually take years to break down and are a major cause of blocked pipes. Other items like sanitary products, condoms, cotton buds, nappies and hair can block your pipes too and could result in a flooded bathroom.

Keep sinks fat free!

Don't wash away leftover fat, oil and greasy sauces down your sink. It can solidify in your pipes like a block of lard, creating a blockage that stops waste water draining away, meaning it could come back up through your plug hole.

Bin it for Yorkshire!

Let leftover fat, oil and grease cool, then pour into a suitable container and put it in the bin. Wipe pots and pans out with kitchen roll before washing up or placing in a dishwasher. Sink strainers are a great idea for catching stray greasy food scraps too.

If you see a Yorkshire Water pop up stand make sure you go over, take a look. They are giving out ‘anti-blockage packs’ just like below. They include a box of bags, FabLittleBag, a hair catcher and a GunkPot with a scraper and sink strainer.


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To save yourself the trouble of a blocked drain, simply remember the #3Ps – pee, paper and poo!


If you find yourself stuck with a blocked drain, we can help!

If your drain is blocked, it is necessary for you to call a professional to unblock your blocked drain. Give us a call today and let our professionals unblock your blocked drain safely and effectively so that you can get on with your life without any the extra stress!


  • Clearing Drain Blockages • Inspection & CCTV Surveys • Drain Repair & Excavation • Pipe Lining & Renovation • Tanker Services • Pre-Planned Preventative Maintenance • Emergency Plumbing • Home Buyer Drain Surveys • Gutter Cleaning


All our engineers are highly trained with a van equipped with the most up to date equipment to clear any blockage that presents itself to us. We have specialist electro-mechanical machines that negotiate pipework with multiple bends to remove wipes and clear the blockage leaving the pipe free flowing.

You can call us to unblock your blocked drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys and emergency tanker services. If you need any of our services, please see the areas Metro Rod West Yorkshire cover and our contact details below:

Bingley Horbury Pontefract
Birstall Huddersfield Pudsey
Bradford Ilkley Queensbury
Castleford Keighley Settle
Dewsbury Knottingley Shipley
Driglington Leeds Skelmanthorpe
Glasshoughton Liversedge Skipton
Guiseley Meltham Slaithwaite
Halifax Menston South Elmsall
Haworth Mirfield Tadcaster
Heckmondwike Morley Tingley
Hemsworth Normanton Wakefield
Holmfirth Ossett Wetherby
Honley Otley Yeadon


Metro Rod West Yorkshire, we have 30 years of expertise in unblocking drains. Our team of engineers can provide solutions for any given drainage problem. If you require assistance and need to unblock your drain, then please contact Metro Rod West Yorkshire below;


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Metro Rod Leeds & WakefieldMetro Rod Bradford & Huddersfield
Email us on [email protected]
Call us on 01484 844100.


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