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14th January 2021


Drains are often out of sight and out of mind, until something goes wrong which can lead to damage if it is not fixed quickly.

Sink Toilet

Spotting a blocked drain is key to preventing further damage from occurring. A blocked drain if not dealt with can cause further damage such as leaks and burst pipes. Metro Rod Manchester want to share some of the common signs of a blocked drain so you can prevent this happening to you. 

Bad Smells

Bad smells are always a sign that something is wrong with your drainage system. It could mean there’s a blockage or in more serious cases, potentially a broken sewer pipe. Blockages in your drains are normally made up of waste from sinks and toilet, such as food waste, wet wipes and solidified fats. So it is no surprise that after a period of time these blockages will start to smell which is never pleasant. 

Rising Toilet Water

When you flush the toilet and instead of going down, the water rises it can cause panic. The important thing is to not try flushing it again, this will only make it worse. It is a sign that your pipes have become blocked. This could be because of a great number of things, including too much toilet paper, wet wipes and sanitary products. But these are all insoluble and won’t break down in the water, instead they stop the flow through your drains.

Slow draining sinks, showers, bathtubs

If you find when you pull the plug out of the bath or sink and the water is taking a long time to drain away then chances are you have a problem somewhere in your drainage system. The same is true if when showering the water is pooling in the shower and not draining away as normal.

Overtime it is normal for there to be a scale build up in your pipes which make your pipes narrower making it harder for water to drain away. This buildup is worsened when things like food and hair are washed down the drain, as they catch and create blockages. 


Metro Rod Manchester 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/manchester/

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

Call us on 0808 208 2639

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

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