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20th July 2021


To help keep your property free from drainage disruptions Metro Rod York recommend having a maintenance plan in place.

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A pump provides the necessary pressure to move waste up the pipes in your drainage system to the sewer lines. A pump is necessary when the wastewater needs to flow upwards to the other pipes, which would not be possible otherwise. Maintenance is essential to any part of a drainage system and a pump is no different, if a pump fails you may see leaks and an overflow of the wastewater. This would clearly be quite disruptive to a business which is why we recommend having a maintenance plan in place.

Our Maintenance Plans

Metro Rod works closely with Willow Pumps to help design and install pumps that fit your businesses needs. This means that once the pump is in place our team will have an in-depth knowledge of the site and pump, so that we can tailor a maintenance plan to you. It’s very important to carry out regular pump maintenance to keep them running efficiently. 

The regular cleaning and checks can take place at a time that suits you, and we recommend this happens every 3-6 months depending on the size of the pump and the frequency of use. As stated on our website, a highland pump station may need 2-3 interim services a year, whilst a low demand may only require 1 a year. This regular maintenance is greatly beneficial as it can help identify issues early on before they escalate, thus saving you emergency call outs and fixes. Within the maintenance plan our engineers will check for leaks, check the overall condition of the electrical elements, float switches and guide rails to make sure it is operating as it should be. By not having a maintenance plan you may run the risk of blockages and general wear and tear that weakens the pump. 

However if you do have an issue with your pump station then an engineer can be on site as quickly as possible to carry out the inspection and repairs necessary. Identifying the cause is key to ensuring the problem is resolved. Over time the natural wear and tear of use can mean that parts of the pump will need replacing. Our engineers can quickly resolve the problem and fit the required parts to ensure your pump station is running in optimal working condition.


Metro Rod York offers services across York 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:

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Call us on 0808 208 2659

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

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