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30th April 2019



A fantastic job done by Liam and Josh (the McNamara brothers) removing this MASSIVE root from the drains at Tycoch Campus for Gower College Swansea (www.gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk).

Root infiltration is just one of the ways your drains can get blocked. Get the experts in to find out your cause and fix the problem! www.metrorod.co.uk/swansea

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The problems that roots can cause to drainage systems on sites is often underestimated!

Of course, plants, trees and flowers are a necessity (and can be visually stunning!) but if you have even the smallest cracks in your drains the effects that roots can have on them can be at best annoying, at worst devastating!

Metro Rod, being drainage experts, are more than aware of this and so we have invested to ensure that we have the best engineers and equipment to deal with any drainage problems quickly and thoroughly, meaning that your drain or root problems certainly aren’t problems for long.

The job of a root is to anchor the plant/tree and to also seek out food, water or nourishment sources.  Drains are the perfect source of this, as they hold water, bits of food, grease, indeed all things that roots like!  Even the smallest crack in a drain can allow a root to get in, the root will then grow as it finds all the nourishment that it needs and can easily fill the drain, causing the cracks to get bigger.  This can then cause drain blockages, meaning bad smells, slow draining facilities or even worse on your property, really not what you would want!

Are roots really such a big problem?

In a word, yes!

So, what can I do?

Here at Metro Rod we have specialist equipment to remove the offending roots and then to repair the drain afterwards to ensure that roots cannot enter that section of drainage again.  We use specialist root cutting equipment to cut out the roots and then once the roots are removed we can either replace the section of drainage or we can repair it.  This is a popular course of action, as it is less invasive and less messy.  The method of repair is called patching or lining and it is like a plaster or sock inserted inside the drain to cover any cracks from the inside.  This then sets hard, leaving a fully repaired drain in that area.  This is perfectly demonstrated in the picture below.  These are stills that we took from a video of a site in Liverpool, showing a before and after shot of the same area of drain.

If you have suspicions that roots may have got into any of your drains and need some specialist advice you need to contact Metro Rod, we can help!

Metro Rod Swansea - your local domestic and commercial drainage company, providing extensive solutions to the homes and businesses of Swansea and the surrounding region. We're available all year round and offer a 24 hour emergency response service 7 days a week.
Blocked drains are no problem for us, as our expert engineers have seen it all. We have the solution to all of your drainage problems.

All of our engineers are fully trained to the highest level and are experts in the service they provide, from basic services such as blocked toilets and overflowing manholes, to the more technical side of our business such as drain rehabilitation and detailed CCTV camera investigation services.

• Clearing Drain Blockages • Inspection & CCTV Surveys • Drain Repair & Excavation
• Pipe Lining & Renovation • Tanker Services • Pre-Planned Preventative Maintenance
• Emergency Plumbing • Home Buyer Drain Surveys • Gutter Cleaning

As a business we are committed to investing in the latest industry technology to ensure a safe and professional service to all our customers.

We have the solution to all of your drainage problems!

Call us on 01792 863923 or visit www.metrorod.co.uk/swansea.
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We cover all SA postcodes from Neath to Carmarthen, Swansea to Pembroke including Aberaeron, Ammanford, Boncath, Burry Port, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Clynderwen, Crymych, Ferryside, Fishguard, Glogue, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Kilgetty, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfyrnach, Llangadog, Llangrannog, Llansaint, Llanwrda, Llanybydder, Milford Haven, Narberth, Neath, New Quay, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Pencader, Pontardawe, Port Talbot, Saundersfoot, Swansea, Tenby and Whitland.

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