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6th January 2022


Blocked drains cant put an instant stop to your good day, but that doesn’t have to be the case with Metro Rod Bournemouth ready to help, 24/7. 

To avoid bad smells and any flooding and damage to your home or business you’re going to want a blocked drain sorted as quickly as possible so you can carry on with your day. There are a couple of things you can try yourself before calling out one of engineers to get your drains back up and running.

    1. You can try using chemical unblockers to clear your drains - simply following the instructions on the packaging followed by boiling water to help push things along and out your drain.
    2. Baking soda and vinegar - for this home remedy pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup water, cover the drain and leave it for about 10 minutes. You should hear fizzing which means the reaction is working. After waiting, pour some boiling water to help push the blockage along. 

If you try either of these methods and they don’t help unblock your drains, then don’t worry as Metro Rod Bournemouth are here to help. We offer a few different solutions to help unblock your drains, including high-pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical cleaning which we will decide after assessing the site.

    • High-pressure water jetting is the preferred method for unblocking drains as it provides a long-term solution to the problem. High pressure jetting works by propelling directly pressurised water towards the blockage within the confines of the drain. The force of the water breaks up the blockage into small pieces which can be flushed out of the drain.
    • Electro-mechanical cleaning is the process of using a motorised tool to rotate a cable or spring which is stored on the inside of the tool. The engineer feeds the cable into the blocked drain and uses the tool to rotate the cable within the pipe. The tool effectively breaks up the large mass so that it can be easily pushed through the pipe or drain.

To help prevent unnecessary blockages only ever flush the 3 Ps (poo, paper and pee), and avoid rinsing food scraps down the sink, including coffee granules, fat, oil and grease. 


Metro Rod Bournemouth 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/bournemouth/

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

Call us on 01258 863745

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

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