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Everyday is a School day, Let us help you get an A* in Drainage

30th April 2019

Everyday is a School day, Let us help you get an A* in Drainage

School!  We've all been there, we've all sat through the long laborious lessons,watching the vein on your maths teachers head pulse when you confessed that you still didn't know what 'X' or 'Y' was, where they were or how they came to be.  The feeling of relief when the bell went and you were free to leave the confines of the classroom.  Despite this I think we can all agree that School is one of the most important journeys you will ever go through in life,  the skills and knowledge we take away from our school years lays the foundations for the rest of our lives in regards to our careers, our social ability and many other factors, if only we had known that while we were still there!

Concentrating in school poses an issue for many children,  when surrounded by there friends or struggling to understand something, teachers are a god send and really don't get enough credit for wrangling them round.   But when a distraction invades the classroom that is beyond anyone's control, the school floods or facilities go down causing the school to close what can you do?

Drainage Problems

Issues with drainage can cause a bit of a domino effect with the first falling silently and unnoticed.  Generally with drainage you don't know there's an issue until it's backing up in the playground or filling your classroom with the smell of sewage.

Most common drainage Issues

  • Scale- Usually caused by inappropriate substances being put down the drain, usually fat and grease, this is then compounded by lack of maintenance and can be a main cause of blockages.
  • Cracks- Cracks can be caused by a whole host of things, the weight of traffic over the pipe,  roots,  ground movement,  subsidence, droughts  and many other factors.  Cracks in a pipe can obviously cause water to escape, cause subsidence, allow roots to infiltrate to the pipework, loss of toilet facilities and lack of water pressure.
  • Root infiltration- Roots finding their way into the pipework is common but never a good sign.  once they've got in once they will get in again,  root infiltration can cause blockages, cracks, collapses and other issues.
  • Blockages- As you can see all of these issues can result in blockages.  couple one these hidden issues with the wrong items being flushed or put down the sink and the result is anything but pretty.   Toilets, urinals, sinks... the list goes on but usually stem from incorrect substances being put down the drain.  If this gets to severe this can cause loss of facilities, that pungent sewage smell that has all the children reeling and unable to concentrate and eventually flooding.

The Figures

Throughout the UK there are currently 32,113 schools, 20,925 of these are primary schools, 4,168 are secondary, 2381 are independent, 1256 are special education schools with the majority of these being in England.   On average a primary School holds around 281 pupils with a secondary school holding an average of 948 pupils and rising.  The school drainage system is put under a severe amount of stress with it having to cater for so many so frequently, boys, girls and staff toilets, the canteen, water fountains the list goes on and when a problem doesn't get identified until one of these things stop working what can you do?

We believe the best form of defence is a strong offence and that best practice is maintenance, pre-planned maintenance to be exact, that can be arranged around your school and their requirements to ensure that if there is an issue it is dealt with before the threat of school closures rears it head. We are a genuine 24 hour company so can arrange these visits when it's most beneficial for your school and avoid disrupting your pupils progress and if issues arise in the interim we can come and get them sorted that day, all it takes is a phone call and one of our fully qualified and DBS checked engineers will be on hand.  .

Our specialist no mess service:


We have the ability to service all the most common issues and the not so common ones.  Our services and specialist equipment are extensive and include a host of no dig, no mess technology which means minimal disruption to your pupils school day,  no one wants a torn up play ground the week after summer holidays!


Lessons in Drainage

But it's not just the dirty work we want to help with;  at Metro Rod, Hull Lincolnshire and Peterborough we are committed to educating the next generation about the best ways to look after the pipework which runs under their feet which is why we are offering lessons in drainage to all Primary and Junior schools across Hull, Lincolnshire and Peterborough,

We will come to your School fully equipped with some detailed horror stories, Real CCTV footage and mini drainage system so your students can see cause and effect in real time and have the opportunity to block it and unblock it.  All Children involved will receive a personalised Certificate upon completion. Like this one and become a fully fledged Drainage Superhero.

Drainage Completion Certifiacte

If you would like your school to be involved get in contact!  give us a call, drop us an e-mail on [email protected]  or alternatively get in contact on any of our social media accounts.










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