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3rd March 2021


Recognising when there is a problem and you need drain repairs is the first step to a solution, but do you know when it is time to call out for professional help? 

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Every property, whether it be a business or home will encounter drainage problems at some point. So, the best thing you can do is beware of potential problems and the tell tale signs that something is wrong. Once you’ve noticed your drains are not working properly, you’ll want to know what to do next to get them back up and running as normal. Of course there are some issues that you’ll be able to remedy yourself, but it is important to know when it is time to call out the professionals, Metro Rod Edinburgh. 

Let us take you through some of the most common problems and explain when you might be able to solve it yourself and when it’s necessary to call for help. 

Problems Leading to Repairs:

There are a number of things that cause problems within a drainage system and will require a drain repair, noticing these is essential so you can get it fixed before it gets worse. Here are some of the common problems we see;

  • Blocked sinks
  • Blocked toilets 
  • Leaking pipes
  • Frozen pipes
  • Bad drain odours
  • Sun damage
  • Tree roots invading the pipes

Choosing to DIY it

Some of the above problems will only require a simple fix, and will be possible to do yourself. Blocked sinks can be solved by checking the plughole for a build up of soap scum, hair, pieces of food and leaves if it is an outside drain. Remove anything you can find and this might help the draining process. You can also try using drain unblocker chemicals to get the water flowing again. For a blocked toilet, try using a plunger to dislodge the blockage. However, these solutions are often only temporary, and will not always remove the entire blockage, meaning it is likely you will face the problem again. 

Call Metro Rod Manchester

Calling Metro Rod for professional help will be necessary for a number of the issues such as ingrowing tree roots, cracked and leaking pipes as they will require a proper repair. The benefit of calling out Metro Rod is that you are guaranteed a long-lasting solution, provided you maintain your drains correctly. Our team is fully trained and equipped to deal with any problem your drains may be facing. So rather than worry and panic, call Metro Rod for the peace of mind that your drain repairs are taken care of. 


Metro Rod Manchester 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/manchester/

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

Call us on 0808 208 2639

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

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