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High pressure drain jetting, or water jetting, is a popular and effective drain cleaning method. If you have signs of a blocked drain, get in touch today.

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Experts in High Pressure Drain Jetting

Drain jetting is proven to be one of the best ways to clean drains. This technique offers quick, long-lasting results to leave your drain clear and free of blockages.

What Is Drain Jetting?

Drain jetting uses high pressure water jets to remove blockages, get rid of debris, fats, oils, and grease build-up to maintain a healthy drainage system.

How Does High Pressure Drain Jetting Work?

High pressure drain jetting, or water jetting, is conducted by placing a high pressure hose into the offending drain. Water is then pumped down the hose from a self-contained jetting machine, creating a stream of water that is powerful enough to break down any congestion in the pipes. The pressurised water, contained within the pipes, creates a force that can break obstructions into smaller pieces, and push them through the drain or sewer. This leaves the drain clean and helps maintain it for future use.

Many of Metro Rod’s locations use their own Jet Vac Tankers, also known as combination or vacuum tankers that are specialized in:

  • Cleaning and jetting out drain blockages
  • Emptying waste containers or draining flooded systems
  • Maintaining drainage systems, sewers and septic tanks

Combining high-pressure water jetting capabilities with powerful vacuum suction, this will be the tanker and engineering job to call for clearing debris and blockages in local pipes and sewers as the jetting function is powerful enough to clear entire sewer blockages. By jetting drains the service is powerful enough to remove tree roots, grease, scale, silt and other debris that will cause a blockage that can disrupt the flow of wastewater throughout a whole block.

At Metro Rod we use state-of-the-art drain jetting equipment designed to ensure your drains are free and clear again in no time.

How Can I Tell If My Drains Are Blocked?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes drains get blocked. Although this can be due to external factors, such as damaged pipes or unwanted intrusions, the majority of the time drains get blocked due to substance build up on the inside of the drain. This could be for any number of reasons, including the build-up of fats, oils or grease and non-flushable items such as wipes.

There are several core signs to look out for with blocked drains. These include:

  • Toilets rising to the top or slowly draining when you flush
  • Sinks and bathroom facilities draining slowly
  • Bad smells coming from your drains or around your property
  • Plugholes gargling when draining
  • High water levels or flooding from gullies or around manholes

Maintaining Your Drains

High pressure water jetting can also be used as a method of maintaining drains to ensure they remain free from obstruction. Regular jetting and pre-planned maintenance (PPM), can protect pipes and remove excess residue, preventing build up and future blockages.

When to Call Your Local Metro Rod Team

If you suspect that your drains may be blocked, or if you are experiencing any of the core signs mentioned above it is important to contact your local Metro Rod team today.

If there is a stubborn clog or debris buildup in your plumbing system that cannot be cleared with traditional or domestic methods like snaking, then you will need more than a plumber. Signs that indicate this as mentioned are foul odours from sinks, slow drainage, noisy pipes and recurring plumbing issues. Metro Rod is unique in that the engineers and equipment are capable enough to handle both domestic and commercial grade drain jetting needs. With the best course of action being preventative maintenance to keep your drains clean and clear of blockages.


Here at Metro Rod, we are specialists when it comes to high pressure water jetting. All of our engineers are qualified to the internationally and industry recognised Water Jetting Association in Safety Awareness and Drain and Sewer modules and hold C&G 6150-02 confined space works certification to ensure the best possible results from any job they undertake.

Every depot in our nationwide network offers high pressure water jetting as a drain unblocking service. So, wherever you’re located in the UK, wherever your find yourself searching for “drain jetting near me”, we’re here to help.


If you’re struggling with a blocked or slow running drain, click to find your local depot or give us a call today on 0800 66 88 00.

Drain Jetting FAQ

Does drain jetting work on indoor and outdoor drains?

Yes. Jetting is a versatile technique. If you have internal pipes, like a waste pipe or a sink, that have become blocked then jetting is a simple solution to the problem. As a drain unblocking method, jetting will not only clear the blockage but also clean the pipe. Likewise, jetting can be used on outdoor drains or manholes to help clear them of build up or debris. Indoor or out, jetting can help solve any blockage.

How frequently should I have my drains cleaned?

Every drainage system is different, from food factories to domestic properties, all carrying different types and amounts of waste. Get in touch and we can individually tailor a service to suit your needs.

How much does drain jetting cost?

The cost of high pressure drain jetting can vary based on a number of factors, including the type of the blockage and how long it takes to remove. Contact our engineers today to discuss your requirements. A domestic drain jetting can cost £300, while commercial level blockages could take specialist equipment. Contact our engineers today to discuss your requirements.

Can I use drain jetting equipment at home?

There are home solutions on the market; however, they are not always effective and, if used incorrectly, can cause more harm than good. Professional high pressure water jetting offers a long term fix to a problem, and that success is hard to replicate with a store bought solution.

What makes professional water jetting stand out is the equipment we use to ensure a balance of flow and pressure to suit individual needs, along with the training and skill of our engineers. Specially designed for unblocking drains and sewers, it provides a high pressure blast that cannot be replicated with home solutions.

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