METRO ROD LEEDS & WAKEFIELD
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WHY CHOOSE METRO ROD?
- Unrivalled Response Time – there when you need us.
- Professional Service – during AND after the job.
- Available 24/7/365
- We aim to be on site as fast as possible.
Welcome to Metro Rod Leeds and Wakefield!
Ideally located, Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield provides cost-effective and reliable drainage solutions across Leeds, Wakefield and surrounding areas. Dedicated and reliable, we aim to provide a quick response time with 24/7 availability. With over 30 years of experience, our team has the knowledge to provide an excellent level of customer service and fix your problems. We can cover all domestic and commercial properties in Leeds and the surrounding areas of West Yorkshire.
Your local service centre director is Dave Carter!
Yorkshire born and bred, with the main office based locally to Leeds & Wakefield, Dave takes pride in the service he provides to his clients. Dave has worked in the drainage industry both as an engineer and trainer over 30 years. This experience, drive and commitment to the industry encouraged him to buy Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield and provide the West Yorkshire with services that are truly second to none, so home-owners to larger multi-site businesses can rest assured that their drains are in the best hands possible.
As well as being very passionate about the service he provides to his clients, Dave also helps and supports his engineers in every way possible, being a ‘hands-on’ manager, offering advice and guidance to our engineers. Dave continually supports his drainage engineering team, ensuring they are equipped with the latest up-to-date technology and trained to tackle any drainage and plumbing problems in Leeds and surrounding areas.
Dave has successfully completed and attained the iTOL Certificate in Training & Development. This now means that we can provide iTOL approved training courses to our engineers.
This ensures that all Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield engineers are fully trained and ITOL certificated in all aspects of drain repair and pipework management including, Electro-Mechanical Cleaning, CCTV Surveying, Saniflow and Macerators, Pump Chambers, Grease management Systems, No-Dig Technology, Customer Service the list is ever-growing.
As part of Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield ongoing commitment to providing a strong and reliable team, we want to ensure our engineers are compliant, fully trained and able to service all of your needs.
Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield cover a range of services to meet your drainage needs whether you need simple unblock or pre planned maintenance, we are available 24/7 to help:
Drain repair & excavation
Pipe lining & renovation
Inspection & CCTV Drain surveys
Pre planned maintenance
Septic tank management
Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield work with a wide variety of businesses from Schools to Councils and Social Housing:
Retail & Leisure
Construction & Groundworks
“Always reliable for excellent service. whether it’s an urgent job or one that requires a lot of long-term planning, the communication and speed of service never fail to impress.”
– Chris Rock, Scheduling Administrator @ SPIE Facilities.
Multiple sites across Leeds and Wakefield.
“Used for years on various jobs. Always reliable and get the job done… Great operatives and the back-office team who just “get” what’s needed.”
– Chris White, Well-known Fast Food Restaurant Support Manager.
Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield Quick Tips!
Blocked drains can cause so much stress and high unwanted costs, so it’s best to spot it as early as possible to prevent further damage.
There are multiple early signs of a blocked drain that can prevent such damage to any pipes, drains or general surroundings. Check out this article to find out more: How to notice blocked drains.
We all know the importance of a properly working toilet – so when the toilet gets blocked, you’ll want to deal with it swiftly. Check out this article to guide you on how toilet unblocking safely. If this can’t be done, give us a call to unblock drains safely.
The case behind the requirement to unblock drains: Fatbergs.
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. It’s extremely important for everyone to reduce the risk of blocked drains and flooding by simply not flushing anything other than pee, paper and poo. Yorkshire Water advises that at least 40% of all blocked drains in Yorkshire are caused by people putting the wrong things down their toilets and sinks. Read more on Yorkshire Waters campaign here. If you don’t flush wipes, you’re less likely to need us to unblock drains.
5 Fun Facts About Leeds & Wakefield!
1.Leeds is a tourism hot spot! According to VisitBritain, the city of Leeds attracts more visitors in summer compared to traditional UK holiday destinations such as Torquay or Brighton.
2. The famous nursery rhyme, The Grand Old Duke of York originates from Wakefield. More specifically from the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 when the Duke of York was killed!
3. In 1911 Tetley’s Brewery in Leeds, gave Harry Houdini the challenge to escape from a padlocked cask of ale. Obviously, Houdini accepted with no hesitation; however, it proved too much for Houdini to handle and therefore had to be rescued!
4. In the Middle ages, Wakefield was known as the “Merrie City”!
5. Who remembers Sooty and Sweep? Sooty and Sweep was the brainchild of Harry Corbett, the nephew of Harry Ramsden himself, based in Guiseley, Leeds.
"Dave Carter was amazing! Sorted everything out for us at Revolution Huddersfield and was still smiling!???? Couldn’t recommend their service... Read More
"Excellent service by Mitch the other day. I would definitely recommend Metrorod.." - Ms Barker, Leeds A recent call... Read More
Metro Rod was called out to recurring blocked internal drains at a gym, where on the last occasion, the blockage... Read More
Metro Rod were called out to a care home in Bradford. The issue was a blocked staff toilet. Our engineer... Read More
"Dave Carter was amazing! Sorted everything out for us at Revolution Huddersfield and was still smiling!???? Couldn’t recommend their service more!"
- Madeleine, Revolution Huddersfield.
Blocked toilets can cause havoc in any restaurant or bar. You wouldn't want to eat or drink somewhere with blocked toilets or smelly drains. More importantly, such blocked toilets have the potential to cause temporary closure! Foreign objects are often flushed down toilets! Our engineers are constantly clearing blocked toilets and drains that are blocked due to wet wipes, cotton buds, sanitary items etc. In fact, one time, our engineers were called to a blocked toilet to find a whole toilet brush via a CCTV Survey, blocking the pipes! We offer specialist clearing services using the latest tools and technologies, enabling our engineers to tackle blocked toilets and drains in the best way possible.
If you’re having difficulties with smelly drains, blocked drains or blocked toilets, you can contact us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys, septic tank management and emergency tanker services. If you are interested in drain repair or any of our other services, call your drainage experts: Metro Rod West Yorkshire. Areas we cover: Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
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"Excellent service by Mitch the other day. I would definitely recommend Metrorod.."
- Ms Barker, Leeds
A recent call out to a blocked drain due to toilet paper at the back of the house. Our engineer was able to restore the flow, allowing water to drain how it should.
If you’re having difficulties with blocked drains, blocked toilets or blocked sinks, you can contact us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys, septic tank management and emergency tanker services. If you are interested in drain repair or any of our other services, call your drainage experts: Metro Rod (West Yorkshire) Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
Metro Rod was called out to recurring blocked internal drains at a gym, where on the last occasion, the blockage flooded the whole gym (fault on pipe work).
We could not easily clear the drain so needed to come back with 2 men and 3 x extra drums of 22mm cable (off 3 vans) to emc pipe work. The gym didn’t want to split the pipework because doing so would take 2 men 8 hours (including picking up cable from other engineers) and as an emergency, it would need doing ASAP.
Our engineer attended and high-pressure water jetted for over 2 hours, using 4 tanks of water during this process. He also used the mini jetter but the blockage would not move.
Our engineer has been in the drainage business for over 5 years so is a very experienced engineer.
We received the email below following our engineer's visit:
"Thanks for your prompt attendance last night.
I have just been informed that the landlord for the property is taking over this major issue, as it comes under his jurisdiction and he is dealing with it himself, so we won’t need your team to attend today.
Also, I have been asked to pass on comments from the 3 Pure Gym managers that were in attendance last night. They said that your engineer worked so hard to try to clear the blockage, and they have praised his efforts and his prompt action. They said he went over and beyond, was a credit to you and did everything he possibly could last night. They thank him very much. Please can you pass this on from them."Adam Garside - PURE GYM
Metro Rod were called out to a care home in Bradford. The issue was a blocked staff toilet.
Our engineer arrived on site and immediately investigated the issue. He discovered it was blocked from the toilet to a manhole. He used our High-Pressure Water Jetter several times to clear the blockage and ensured the drain was left free flowing.
On some occasions, we find underlying problems that are causing the issue. Unfortunately, this was one of those occasions! Our engineer carried out a FOC look-see with our camera and discovered that some joints were offset, with cracked pipes causing the initial blockage. Our engineer has put in the recommendations for the pipework to be re-lined.
We received a call from ‘Terry’ who said…. “I wanted to ring to let you know what a fabulous job your engineer has just done for us. He came and unblocked the toilet very quickly, investigated and explained to me what will need doing in the long term, but leaving us with a unblocked toilet. I’d like you to thank him for me”
Engineer: Adam GarsideCARE HOME
Who We Work With
Dave has worked in the drainage industry both as an engineer and trainer for over 25 years. His experience, drive and commitment to the industry encouraged him to buy Metro Rod Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield & Wakefield, which proved to be a good step!
Dave continually supports our drainage engineering team, ensuring they are equipped with the latest up-to-date technology to tackle any drainage and plumbing problems. Dave is a ‘hands-on’ manager, offering advice and guidance to our engineers. Customer Satisfaction and Health and Safety is a priority and the heart of his business.
Tracy is at the centre of our business, providing continuous support to the office, drainage and plumbing team. Tracy runs our accounts office with the expertise and persistence needed to establish the smooth running of the department.
Tracy prides herself on ensuring our reputation and our customers’ satisfaction is maintained.
Wayne brings over 40 years’ experience in the drainage industry to our business. He is a constant support to our engineers and the ‘go-too’ guy to our less experienced engineers approach with any problem-solving issues they may have,
Wayne attends sites to evaluate works needed, in order to submit an accurate quotation or tender, showcasing our company on price, customer service and timescale expectations. He is a great asset to us in growing our business and increasing our customer base.
Jordan has worked for our team for over 3 years, initially helping the family run business on a part-time basis.
Over a short period of time he became a valued member of the team. Jordan started out as a ‘general assistant’, supporting the engineers in the field, which in turn gave him invaluable knowledge of how the engineers work.
Jordan showed a passion for structure, as well as great attention to detail, which made him the ideal candidate to sit the OS19X Sewer Defect Classification Certification, which has given him the skills needed to endorse surveys that our engineers carry out.
Jordan is hands-on and dependable, able to step in and run the day-to-day work flow and he shows considerable support to Jude, our Administrative Executive.
Nathan recently joined the marketing team here but as already shown to be an asset.
His previous IT knowledge on developing databases and websites brings a new dynamic approach to maintaining our own website and social media sites.
Jude is a new member to our team. She works closely with our Manging Directors, processing invoices and providing admin support.
Jude runs the day-to-day work flow operations and allocates works to our drainage and plumbing engineers, prioritising the drainage issues and ensuring a smooth process by identifying emergencies. She is also the first point of contact, liaising with all our customers on their specific needs.
Karl has worked for the team for over 9 years. He started as a drainage engineer and soon proved to be an asset. He is a highly valued member of our team.
Karl is experienced in ‘dig-ups’, ‘CCTV’, and ‘Crawler Camera’ and passed his Class 2 which means he can drive our JHL Fleixliner 314 Tanker. This enables Karl to assist our own Commercial and Key Account customers, but also assist the wider network.