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5th December 2021


Blocked drains are a common occurrence for any household or business, but unblocking a drain can cause panic, which is where Metro Rod can help.

Blocked sink

Blocked drains are caused by a wide range of materials making their way into your drains, whether its tree roots, wet wipes or hair and soap scum, they can all restrict the draining of water. Knowing you have a blocked drain is the first step to having it fixed so with that in mind here are some of the top signs that you have a blocked 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 find yourself with any of these problems, do not worry as Metro Rod Northampton have an excellent team of engineers who will be fully equipped to help unblock your drain. We have a couple of ways to unblock a drain which we will decide on after assessing the site. These include high-pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical cleaning.

  • 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.

For more information about unblocking a drain don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Metro Rod Northampton.


Metro Rod Northampton offer services across Northampton and the surrounding areas. 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/northampton/ 

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

Call us on 01327 878078 

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

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