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21st December 2020


Christmas will be looking a bit different this year, and to help it go as smoothly as possible Metro Rod Northampton will be open 24/7.

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It’s almost Christmas, and even though it might be a bit different this year, we want you to enjoy it as much as possible. One thing that could put a stop to the festive celebrations are drainage problems. There are certain things that if you are not careful could end up ruining your day, so even though we are available and open 24/7, we want to give you a heads up to ensure this doesn’t happen.

One of the highlights of Christmas Day is the feast that goes with it, the turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes. Unfortunately the fat involved in the cooking can cause fatbergs in your drains which can become a real nuisance. So to avoid unnecessary blockages and other drainage problems, here are Metro Rod Northampton’s tips to a smooth Christmas.

 Our Tips For Christmas:

  1. Dispose of all leftovers in the bin, not the sink as the build up can cause a blockage which will stop the water from draining away.
  2. Use sink catchers to catch any pieces of food and then bin them to make preventing a blocked sink easier.
  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 as this can help prevent flooding, something no one wants to deal with over Christmas. 
  6. Make sure you have scraped off all the food from your plates and dishes before loading them into a dishwasher to keep your dishwasher free from blockages and cleaning properly. 

These little things can all help keep your house running smoothly over the festive period. While it may seem harmless to let a bit of food be washed down the sink it will build up over time and become a problem. 

Should anything go wrong, we are staying committed to solving your drainage problems whether it’s Christmas Day or New Years Day as we stay open 24/7.


Metro Rod Northampton offer services across Northampton and the 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:

Enquire through our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/northampton/ 

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

Call us on 01327 878078 

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

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