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19th March 2023


Blocked drains are a very common problem in any home or business building, you might be able to unblock drains yourself but in some situations you will need a professional to help. 

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There are a number of remedies you can try yourself to help unblock drains which you can find out about here, but often they will only remove part of the blockage meaning your drains are more susceptible to blockages in the future. There are also certain blockages that you will not be able to remove yourself and will require a professional to carry out the work. 

Here are some examples of what might be causing your blocked drains that you will need help removing:

  1. Tree Roots, these are quite a common problem for drains as the small roots can grow into the smallest cracks and joints of drain pipes where they are then able to feed off the nutrients flowing though the drains. As the tree roots grow they will create a blockage in the pipes as well as potentially rupture which will need to be removed and fixed by one of our engineers at Metro Rod. 
  2. Fatbergs, which are a build up of fat, grease and other materials can grow to be very big and solid which makes it hard to remove them without proper equipment. 
  3. Certain blockages will also be too far along the pipework for you to be able to reach and block yourself, in this situation a Metro Rod engineer will assess the site and blockage to come up with the best solution to unblock drains.

Metro Rod Coventry are the experts you need to unblock drains, with our professional equipment you can be sure the whole blockage is removed and your drains are back, fully functioning. We offer a few different solutions to help unblock your drains, including high-pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical cleaning which we will decide after assessing the site.

    • 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 on the inside of the tool. The engineer feeds the cable into the blocked drain and uses the tool to rotate the cable within the pipe. The tool effectively breaks up the large mass so that it can be easily pushed through the pipe or drain.


If you suspect you have a drainage issue please do get in touch with Metro Rod Coventry & Leicester using the details provided below. We provide FREE site assessments which you can access by giving us call or dropping us an email.

Metro Rod Coventry offers services across Coventry and Leicester and 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: click here

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

Call us on 0808 208 2622

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

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