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13th December 2021


If you hate having drain issues and would rather avoid them then you need Metro Rod Northampton’s tips for drain maintenance. 


Drain maintenance and preventative methods are far more useful and cheaper than waiting for a problem to arise and then fixing it. Not only will preventing and foreseeing something that could go wrong save you the hassle and worry of a sudden problem, but often we don’t notice a problem in our drains until it’s too late. By preventing a problem or catching it early on with regular drain maintenance, you will decrease the number of nasty surprises you see. 

If you live around Northampton then Metro Rod should be your first call for any drain maintenance, our team of professionals are able to take care of all your drainage needs. We offer services for unblocking drains, repairs, CCTV Surveys which will all help keep your drains in top working order. Often, the home remedies we try to use to unblock drains, sinks, toilets etc. are only partially effective meaning you are more likely to see a repeat of the problem, all Metro Rod’s solutions are long-lasting, so if you treat your drains right you’ll see problems less frequently in the future. 

Prevention is always the best option, preventing any issues from cropping up will save you time and money here are some things you can do to prevent drainage issues. 

  1. Bin all Fats, Oils and Grease - these three are top culprits for blocking up drains as they cool and solidify in our drains.
  2. Don’t wash food down the sink - a lot of food will absorb water and then expand in your pipes which will over time build up and causes an obstruction. 
  3. Invest in drain catchers for sinks and showers - this will help catch hair, dirt and bits of food which are known to cause problems for our drains.
  4. Check your outside drains - now we are coming into autumn, leaves will start falling off trees and possible into your drains outside, check them regularly to prevent a buildup of leaves which will lead to blockages.
  5. Only flush the 3 Ps - when it comes to flushing your toilet make sure you only flush the 3 Ps (Poo, Pee, toilet Paper). Anything else is not designed to be flushed as it will not breakdown in the water, and instead lead to blockages. This includes things like wet wipes, cotton wool, female sanitary products and kitchen towel.

If for whatever reason you do find yourself with a drainage problem then Metro Rod are available 24/7 to help you. 


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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