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2nd June 2020


We all like to keep our houses nice and clean and the same should go for our drains. 

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We rely on our drains to be fully functioning on a daily basis and know how inconvenient it can be when they stop working properly. So we’ve put together our top tips on how you can keep your drains flowing smoothly. 


Remember to only flush the 3 Ps

It is important to remember to only ever flush the 3 Ps down the toilet - Poo, Pee and Paper. You may be tempted to flush things like wet wipes, cotton wool and sanitary products down the toilet, but these are insoluble and will end up clogging your toilet. 

The Water Research Centre has opened a testing facility so they can test the flush-ability of wet wipes and ensure they meet the standards to be awarded the ‘Fine to Flush’ certification. So while it is probably safer to always bin your wet wipes, these are the ones that can be flushed.


Don’t wash food down the sink

We find that people often rinse food off their plates and down the sink, but this can lead to blockages as the food will catch on the sides of the pipes and clog them up. This is especially true for carbs like pasta, bread and rice which soak up water and expand. 

Washing fat, oil and grease down the sink may not seem like a bad choice as its often liquid when we do, but fats, oil and grease will solidify as it cools which can create big masses in your pipes. These blockages can start to smell as well as cause general inconvenience.

To prevent this from happening always scrape food off into the bin and allow fats, oil and grease to cool and solidify before binning it. 

If you do have a blocked drain though and require help to get things back in working order then get in contact with Metro Rod Birmingham who offer a range of services for unblocking drains and drain maintenance. 


Metro Rod Birmingham offer services across Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall or Dudley  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.

Make sure you get in touch with us through any of the following:

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

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