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3rd March 2021


Needing a drain repair can be daunting as you wonder who to call and what the price of the fix will, but can you fix it yourself?

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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. 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 North London. 

Problems you can try and fix:

There are a few reasons why you might want to try and solve the problem yourself such as: 

  • Saving money
  • Saving time
  • Thinking the problem can be fixed in a few simple steps

Some of the simple problems that occur often in a home or business are blocked sinks, toilets and showers. Often these can be remedied by checking the plughole for a build up of soap scum, hair and pieces of food. Similarly if your drains are overflowing outside make sure they are clear of debris that may have fallen in. You can also try using a chemical drain unblocker which might help to get water draining away. These are two simple things that can often solve the problem. That said, it is not always a reliable fix, often these methods will only remove part of the blockage meaning that it is likely to reoccur in the future. 

When is it time to call Metro Rod?

Metro Rod should be your first point of call if you don’t know what the problem is or it is hard to get to, for example;

  • Leaks and cracks
  • Tree roots
  • Bad drain odours 
  • Freeze-thaw damage

By calling Metro Rod in to help, you will get an experienced engineer who has the equipment to effectively repair your drain. We provide long lasting solutions so you won’t have to worry about the problem reoccurring so long as you maintain your drains correctly. 

What should you do while you wait for Metro Rod

While you wait for one of our engineers to reach you there are a couple of things you should do to prevent any further damage. 

  • If you suspect a leaking pipe, turn off your water to supply 
  • Lay down any towels or newspaper to soak up any flooding that may have occurred
  • Avoid any contact with sewage water
  • In case of an overflowing toilet, open the lid of the tank and push the flapper down to prevent any more water from entering the bowl


Metro Rod North London offer services across Tottenham, Highbury, Hamstead, Barnet, Enfield 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:

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

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