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15th February 2022


If you need to unblock a drain and dont know where to begin, Metro Rod Newcastle can take this problem off your hands.

Blocked drains Metro Rod West Yorkshire

There are many reasons why you might need to unblock a drain, and most of them can be easily avoided. The most common causes of blocked drain include:

  • Solidified fat, oil and grease
  • Flushing wet wipes, nappies, cotton wool etc.  
  • Debris and tree roots
  • Build up of hair
  • Pieces of food 

Almost 80% of blocked drains are easily avoidable if you watch what you are putting down your drains and plughole. Try avoiding flushing anything other than the 3 Ps down the toilet (poo, pee and paper). As well as making sure you aren’t rinsing a lot of food off your plates and cookware as this will build up and block your drains. 

When you have a blocked drain you might start noticing some tell-tale signs that will indicate you need help to unblock a drain. 

    • Water that takes a long time to drain away in the sink or shower
    • Toilet water overflowing or bubbling up
    • A strong odour coming from the pipes or drain
    • A puddle of water near the sink, bath, shower, dishwasher etc.
    • A higher level of water in your toilet after you have flushed it
    • Gurgling sound coming from your drains means you might have a blockage as the sounds you are hearing is trapped air escaping with the flow of water

If you start experiencing any of these problems then your best bet is to call Metro Rod Newcastle. You can try using a drain unblocker or a home remedy, but often these solutions are only temporary, removing only part of the blockage making it more likely they reoccur. By choosing to call Metro Rod Newcastle to unblock a drain you can be sure that the whole blockage will be removed. We offer two main options for when it comes to unblocking a drain, which include: 

  • High-pressure water jetting is the preferred method for unblocking drains as it provides a long-term solution to the problem. High pressure jetting works by propelling directly pressurised water towards the blockage within the confines of the drain. The force of the water breaks up the blockage into small pieces which can be flushed out of the drain.
  • Electro-mechanical cleaning is the process of using a motorised tool to rotate a cable or spring which is stored inside the tool. The engineer feeds the cable into the blocked drain and uses the tool to rotate the cable within the pipe. This effectively breaks up the large mass so that it can be easily pushed through the pipe or drain.

With the danger of bacteria building up and spreading you’ll want any blocked drains looked at and fixed as soon as possible, so give us a call today if you need help unblocking a drain.


Metro Rod Newcastle offer services from dealing with blocked drains, drain repair, CCTV surveys and septic tank maintenance. We believe in simple things and make sure we follow them through; available 24/7, professional, value for money service during and after the job and peace of mind in the fact that all our engineers are highly trained, DBS checked and fully insured.

Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

Enquire through our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/newcastle/ 

Get in touch with us via email: [email protected] 

Call us on: 0191 231 2310

We any drainage needs, we are the drainage experts. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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