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Unblock Drains: We rely on our pipes, don’t flush your wipes!

21st February 2019

Unblock Drains: We rely on our pipes, don’t flush your wipes!

Unblock Drains: We rely on our pipes, don’t flush your wipes!

The case behind the requirement to unblock drains: Fatbergs.

The case behind the requirement to unblock drains. A fatberg is a thick mass that can be found in your drains, formed by the combination of non-biodegradable solids such as wet wipes and cooking fat.

As reported by The Guardian, a Fatberg was found recently, reported to be 64-metres long! It will have been a tough job to tackle and unblock.

https://youtu.be/ZFU_OxkBr04

64-metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in English seaside resort (The Guardian News, 2019).

It seems “Flushable” wipes may not be so flushable after all. Manufacturers have been insisting that their products are “flushable” with it written all over the packaging of the popular products for years. However, just because they disappear out of sight when we flush away, let’s not assume that it’s safe to do so as they, in fact, contribute to blockages that cost millions a year to remove.

Research by WRC has shown that over 75% of all blocked drains is made up of wet wipes. Similarly, most emergency call-outs to a sewage pumping station are because a sewage pump has become jammed due to wet wipes. Such inconveniences are the reasons for most of the sewage flooding of properties or pollution of watercourse incidents. Have you had to call an engineer to unblock drains in the past?

After BBC investigated last year and found that there were no wet wipes that were sold as flushable in the UK that had yet managed to pass the water industry’s disintegration tests, the 'Fine to Flush' standard has come to light. WRC has long been at the forefront of research into wet wipes and their impact on water networks and is proud to be the designated testing facility for all products wishing to gain ‘Fine to Flush’ certification.

If you find yourself needing to unblock drains, we can help!

As a professional drainage company, Metro Rod has been unblocking and cleaning drains for over 36 years! Yes, 36 years, which means we have been able to perfect the way to unblock drains.

All our engineers are highly trained with a van equipped with the most up to date equipment to clear any blockage that presents itself to us. We have specialist electro-mechanical machines that negotiate pipework with multiple bends to remove wipes and clear the blockage leaving the pipe free flowing.

You can call us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys and emergency tanker services.

To save yourself the trouble of a blocked drain, simply remember the #3Ps – pee, paper, and poo! 

 

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If your drain is blocked, it is necessary for you to call a professional to unblock your drain. Give us a call today and let our professionals unblock your drain safely and effectively so that you can get on with your life without any the extra stress!

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At Metro Rod West Yorkshire, we have 30 years of expertise in unblocking drains. Our team of engineers can provide solutions for any given drainage problem. If you require assistance and need to unblock your drain, then please contact Metro Rod West Yorkshire below;

 

If you find yourself stuck with blocked drains, Metro Rod (West Yorkshire) Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield can help!

Got blocked drains? It is necessary for you to call a professional to unblock drains. Give us a call today and let our professionals unblock your blocked drain safely and effectively so that you can get on with your life without any the extra stress!

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You can contact us to install grease traps, unblock blocked drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveysseptic tank management and emergency tanker services. If you are interested in drain repair or any of our other services, please see the Metro Rod (West Yorkshire) Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield cover below:

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Our team of engineers can provide solutions for any given drainage problem. If you require assistance and need us to install grease traps, unblock blocked drains, then please contact Metro Rod West Yorkshire below.

 

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