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3rd March 2023


Blocked drains are a real pain for any household, so here is Metro Rod Coventry’s tips to avoid needing to unblock a drain.

Blocked Drains

Needing to unblock a drain can bring your whole day to a halt, so what can you do to prevent this from happening. With us all relying on our drains more often now due to the new lockdown, Metro Rod Coventry want to share some advice. These prevention tips should help reduce blockages and the need to unblock a drain. 

#1 Prevention Tip - Don’t Throw Away Everything 

The easiest and cheapest way to help prevent blocked drains is too not treat your drains as bins and let everything go down them. If you do allow bit of food, hair and other gunk to go down your drains you are almost guaranteeing an unnecessary blockage. In fact, around 75% of blocked drains are completely avoidable and made up of these materials which end up harming your drains. So it is best to dispose of them in a rubbish bin and just let water go down your drains.

#2 Prevention Tip - Drain Guards

To make it easier to not be throwing things away down the sink or shower we recommend investing drain guards which will catch any debris that shouldn’t be making its way into your drains. As they cost only a few pounds you will be saving money in the long run as you wont be needing someone to come and unblock your drains as often.

#3 Prevention Tip - Clean And Maintain Your Drains

By carrying out regular cleaning and maintenance on your drains it will help to keep them clear and in a good condition. Regular cleaning will remove any buildup of hair, grease and food before it becomes a problem. 

Metro Rod Coventry can conduct a CCTV Survey for you which will inspect the condition of the drains you can’t get to. We will be able to spot a number of potential issues, even if they are small and not yet posing a direct problem we can sort them out for you before it becomes worse. 

If you do suffer from a blocked drain and require help in unblocking it, then Metro Rod Coventry should be your first point of call. We have a great team of engineers who can come and help you so you don’t need to worry. 


If you suspect you have a drainage issue please do get in touch with Metro Rod Coventry & Leicester using the details provided below. We provide FREE site assessments which you can access by giving us call or dropping us an email.

Metro Rod Coventry offers services across Coventry and Leicester 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.

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