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2nd March 2021


Drainage systems are not unbreakable so chances are you’ll have to deal with drain damage and drain repairs at some point in your life.

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. 

Most Common Problems 

  • Blocked Sinks - sinks can quickly become blocked if food, fat and grease is making its way down. Many foods are insoluble, so won’t breakdown in the pipes and water, which over time will accumulate and restrict the flow of water.
  • Blocked Toilets - a blocked toilet can happen for a number of reasons such as too much toilet paper being flushed away, unflushable items such as cotton wool, nappies and sanitary products being disposed of in the toilet. 
  • Frozen Pipes - during the winter frozen pipes can be a real issue. When water in pipes freezes, it will expand, putting pressure on the pipes and potentially causing them to fracture and crack. When the water starts to thaw it will begin leaking out of the cracks causing more problems for you.
  • Bad Drain Odours - these can be caused by problems in the sewage line, possibly a blockage or in more serious causing there may be sewage leaking out of the system somewhere. 

Choosing to DIY it

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

Of course a few problems can be solved by checking for buildup of hair in the shower, food in the sink and leaves caught up in outside drains. Removing these and using a bit of drain cleaner can often get things flowing again. However if you think the blockage is further down the drains, or too big you will need professional help. 

Call Metro Rod Edinburgh 

The first benefit of calling out Metro Rod is that we are fully equipped for any problem which means there is a high chance we will be able to solve the problem without too much difficulty. Secondly, if there is a blockage we will be able to break down and remove the entire thing making it less likely to reoccur. Finally, if you have no knowledge of drains and the problems there is a chance you could make the problem worse. 

So, if you are unsure what to do we recommend giving us a call to get your drainage problems sorted.


Metro Rod Edinburgh 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/edinburgh/ 

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

Call us on 0800 66 88 00

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


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