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2nd January 2021


The winter weather will have some negative effects on your drains, so to limit these follow Metro Rod’s top tips.


No doubt you’ll have noticed the icy chill in the air and dropping temperatures recently. This will be having an adverse effect on your drains and may end up causing damage to your drainage system. 

When the water left in your drain pipes freezes over it will expand inside in the pipes. The expanding ice puts pressure within your drains and pipes causing them to crack and fracture. This is damaging to the overall structure as well as causing leaks when the ice starts to thaw out. 

Here are some top tips to help your drains cope with the cold weather to keep them fully functioning without problems this winter.

Latent Heating

To help prevent your pipes freezing up and potentially damaging your home or business you can keep your heating on a low level over winter. This shouldn’t add to your energy bill either as a constant low heat can be more efficient than stop-start periods of heating.


Insulation is probably one of the best ways to prevent your drains and pipes from freezing up and becoming damaged. By insulating the pipes you use you can prevent the freeze thawing as well as making your property more energy efficient. 

You can find cheap and effective insulating material such as circular foam tubing and heat tape in most DIY shops for your most at risk pipes.

Unblock Drains and Gutters

Over autumn and winter leaves and debris will start falling off of trees and can make their way into your drains and gutters. The blockage can act as a dam, preventing any water from draining away. There is more chance that this water, as it is held in place, will freeze and then cause more problems damaging your drains.

Metro Rod Bournemouth offer both drain unblocking services and gutter VACs which are the best ways of making sure your drains are in good order. 

If you do have any problems with your drainage system this winter, then don’t hesitate to contact Metro Rod Bournemouth. Our great team off engineers are fully equipped to handle a wide range of problems so you needn’t worry.


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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