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13th November 2020


It comes as no surprise when every year we see heavy rain and storms over autumn and winter, but what can you do to reduce the impact of this? 

Metro Rod Edinburgh want to help you deal with the worst of the autumn and winter weather so you can prepare for and prevent flooding around your home. The heavy rain and even snowfall can put pressure on your drains which may start to struggle to drain away all the water if they are not in the best possible condition. It will be far easier to sort out a small problem like a blocked drain before the weather gets bad, rather than waiting for a flood to occur and then finding a solution. So check out these tips to keep your drains flowing smoothly this winter. 

Before Bad Weather 

  • The best thing you can start by doing is checking your local area’s flood risk. By knowing if you are more likely to flood can help you prepare and get all the necessary materials to protect your property.
  • If you are likely to flood or live by a river etc. you may want to buy some sandbags to help keep any water away from your property if there is a flood. This will keep water from entering your home and damaging your belongings.
  • To give you some peace of mind if things do go badly we recommend checking what is covered by your home insurance so you know what you’ll be able to get sorted. 
  • Carry out some regular drain maintenance such as Gutter VACs and CCTV Drain Survey to keep the drains and gutters in good condition. 

What Are Gutter VACs?

Gutter VACs are essentially Metro Rod Edinburgh’s gutter cleaning service to save you from getting up on dangerous ladders and trying to clean out the gutters. Our engineers use equipment that allows them to stay on the ground while they clear out all the debris from your gutters. With a small camera fitted to the end of the equipment they are able to watch and ensure that they have done a thorough job. If your gutters are not in good condition and they are filled with fallen debris you might find that the water is not able to drain away and could cause the gutters to leak and collapse. 

Keep Your Drains Clear

You should be checking regularly that your drains are clear and don’t have clumps of leaves and other debris caught up in them as this will prevent surface water from draining away. If you are able to you can try reaching in and pulling out all the debris within your drains, if not possible you might need Metro Rod to help you. You can also buy drain guards which will catch and prevent any debris from falling into your drains so you can keep any surface water draining away nicely. 


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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