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24th December 2020


Metro Rod Cumbria want to remind you that we are continuing to stay open 24/7 during Christmas for all your drainage emergencies. 


With Christmas looking a lot different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, here at Metro Rod Cumbria want to make sure your day goes without a hitch. Over winter and the Christmas period a number of problems can occur in your drainage system due to the colder weather and the fact it tends to be used a lot more. This is why we are continuing to stay open all day, everyday to make sure, if you have any problems, we can get them fixed. 

Problems that we often see around this time of year range from blocked gutters, large fatbergs and frozen pipes. We have put together some top tips on the things you can do to help ensure your Christmas is without problems. 

The Common Problems to Avoid 

  1. Pipes freezing in the cold weather - as the temperatures drop your pipes and the water in them are likely to freeze and than expand. They could then crack and create leaks which will become a problem when the ice starts to thaw and melt. To help prevent this happening you could buy insulation from a DIY shop to cover the exposed pipes. Alternatively keeping the heating on a low temperature constantly will help keep them from freezing.
  2. Don’t allow leftovers to be washed down the sink - make sure you scrape all leftover food into the bin to prevent it blocking your sink pipes and drains. You can get a sink catcher which will catch any food which can then be thrown away properly. 
  3. Don’t pour fats and grease down the drain - you should always let the liquid fats and grease cool and solidify and then scrape them into the bin. If you poor them down the drain they will cool and solidify in your pipes and cause the drain to become clogged. This is important to remember over Christmas with all the turkey fats and trimmings. 
  4. Keep your drains and gutters free from leaves and debris to ensure they stay draining properly. Metro Rod Cumbria offer Gutter VACs which completely clears out your property’s gutter to keep them draining properly to prevent flooding.


Metro Rod Cumbria 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/cumbria/

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

Call us on 01228 648050

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

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