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23rd November 2021


The cold weather over winter can start to wear away your drains and cause them to become damaged and there are certain things you can do to keep them well maintained.


We understand that one of the last things you’ll want to do when it’s cold and dark is deal with your drains. But if they are left unchecked for too long problems can mothball and become serious. Metro Rod Stoke want to make sure your drains stay in top working order, and to stay on top of this we have some advice for you. 

The cold weather is a danger to your both your inside and outside pipes. With the water flowing regularly the cold increases the chances that the water will freeze and turn to ice. Initially a small amount of ice in your pipes might just cause a blockage, but as the weather stays cold the amount of ice will grow as more water freezes. The frozen mass can end up obstructing the flow of water, as well as causing the pipes to crack. When water freezes it expands, this is dangerous as it can cause your pipes to crack and maybe even burst. This is especially true is the pipe is located within your home as in serious cases it could cause structural damage and cost a lot to fix.

Tips For Your Drains Over Winter

During the cold weather it is important to look after drains as they are more likely to encounter problems due to the temperatures and increased usage.

  1. Instead of pouring fats and grease down the sink, you should let them solidify and then scrape them into the bin. The cold will make the liquid fat and grease solidify in your pipes quicker which causes what is known as fatbergs. These fatbergs clog up your drains, restricting the flow of water and can need a professional to fully clear it.
  2. As extra precaution, you should pour some boiling water down your drains to help soften and remove any solidified grease buildup. This can prevent it building up to a mass that is too big and hard to remove yourself. 
  3. Ensure that all storage tanks and pipes are covered and insulated, as this will keep the heat in and prevent them from freezing over and cracking.


Metro Rod Stoke offers services across Stoke-On-Trent, Stafford, Wolverhampton & Worcester, 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.

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