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24th December 2020


Christmas can be a stressful time of year, and despite all the problems we have faced this year, we want you to enjoy the festive season.


Due to the cold weather we experience in winter there are a number of things that can go wrong with our drains. The drop in temperatures, increase in rainfall and chances of snow as wells as the stormy weather can all have adverse effects on drains, not to mention to increase in usage. Even though this Christmas is looking to be quite different compared to normal we want to make sure it goes without a hitch. To help you with this, we are available and open 24/7 to attend to all your drainage needs. Poor working drains could really ruin your day so here are some of the common problems that occur over winter and Christmas.

Top Tips This Christmas 

To help you along this Christmas, here are some top tips to keep your drains working and some of the common problems you may face this Christmas. 

  1. Dispose of all leftovers in the bin, not the sink.
  2. Use sink catchers to catch any pieces of food and then bin them
  3. Do not pour fats and grease down the sink, wait until they have solidified and scrape them into the bin.
  4. If you are away over winter, keep the heating on low to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. This could save you some serious damage.
  5. Keep your drains and gutters free from leaves and debris to ensure they stay draining properly. 
  6. Make sure you have scraped off all the food from your plates and dishes before loading them into a dishwasher.

As we are still in the middle of a pandemic with local lockdowns being regularly announced, our top priority is keeping you safe while we work. We are still following the governments guidelines on social distancing, wearing full PPE and making sure all engineers wipe down any surfaces they touch. 

If you find that the frost or heavy rain has damaged your drains, then you shouldn’t worry as Metro Rod Birmingham are fully equipped to handle blocked drains and carry out repairs for you this holiday.


Metro Rod Birmingham offer services across Birmingham, Solihull, Walsall or Dudley  and 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:

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

Call us on 0121 776 8838

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

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