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23rd January 2022


When you discover a blocked drain you may think that's your day ruined, but it doesn’t have to be with Metro Rod York to the rescue. 

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To help stop the risk of flooding and the potential nose-curling odours, you’re going to want to unblock that drain as fast as possible. Before calling us there are a two main things you can do yourself to get your drains flowing again. 

    1. Start by pouring boiling water down the problem drain. Then pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar, cover the drain with the plug and wait for between 5-10 minutes. Then pour boiling water down the drain again. The reaction from the baking soda and vinegar helps loosen what is clogging the drain, and then the boiling water helps to push it out. 
    2. The chemical way - pour a sink or drain unblocker as per the manufacturing instructions down the drain, followed by boiling water to help push it along. 

Should neither of these solutions work then it is probably time to call Metro Rod York, you can find the contact information at the bottom of the page. 

Metro Rod York offer a couple of services for unblocking drains which we decide on after assessing the blockage, these include high-pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical cleaning. 

  • 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 inside the tool. The engineer feeds the cable into the blocked drain and uses the tool to rotate the cable within the pipe. This effectively breaks up the large mass so that it can be easily pushed through the pipe or drain.

As a quick reminder we find that 80% of blocked drains are completely avoidable if you follow the 3 P rule, only flush Poo, Pee and (toilet) Paper


Metro Rod York offers services across York and the 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:

Enquire through our website: click here

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

Call us on 0808 208 2659

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

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