There are several core signs that there could be something wrong with your drainage system. The first sign is often a noticeable leak, marshy land outside (over where the drains run) or a foul smell. Larger problems could include blockages or slow draining sinks/toilets. If you notice any of the above it is important to get your drains inspected, as any one of them could lead to (or be caused by) a larger issue somewhere in your drainage system.
Keeping your drains in good shape, ensuring there are no faults or flaws in their system, is absolutely vital to ensure they remain in pristine condition and stop any disruption to your business.
At Metro Rod, we believe that prevention is better than a cure, and that it is far better to have regular drain maintenance at a time that suits you than have bigger issues later on down the line. We work with our customers to be on-site at a time that suits them and prevent unexpected, costly drainage problems. By having regular drain maintenance you can help avoid any nasty surprises that the future may bring.
What’s Included in a Drain Maintenance Service Plan?
Scheduled drain maintenance (also known as pre-planned maintenance) sets dates for routine maintenance as part of a service agreement that aims to keep your drains free from blockages and facilities running smoothly. Our qualified engineers will work with the team at your business to establish what work needs completing regularly at your premises and how often our team should carry out maintenance in order to give you peace of mind. Together we then design a service plan that encompasses everything you need.
A typical drain maintenance service may include:
- Grease trap emptying
- Drain cleaning and unblocking
- Emptying car park gullies and interceptors
- Gutter clearing
- CCTV drain surveys
- Urinal descaling
Why Is Pre-planned Maintenance Important?
Often out of sight, out of mind. Drainage problems can be building up behind the scenes without you even realising. It is often the case that the first sign that there is an issue with a drain comes too late, with foul smells or leaks emanating from the system. Routine maintenance conducted by the professionals at Metro Rod can help to avoid unwanted, inconvenient problems with your drainage systems.
When a drainage system has a problem, emergency drainage services can take hours to complete, bringing businesses to a halt and causing safety issues for staff and customers. By being organised with your drain maintenance, you can choose when work is carried out to ensure it causes minimal disruption. Most importantly, you can reduce the risk of problems, saving you valuable time, money, and effort to get an emergency issue fixed.
Routine maintenance plans are also an ideal way to ensure your business meets the expected legal and environmental standards. This is done by making sure your drains, gullies, grease traps and systems are in perfect working order.
Maintenance for Every Sector
No matter what sector your business is in, if you have drains to look after, a routine maintenance schedule is guaranteed to make your job easier.
Metro Rod has experience in delivering commercial drain maintenance services to all kinds of businesses, including:
- Social housing associations
- Pubs, restaurants and cafes
- Healthcare facilities
- Educational establishments
- Manufacturing plants
Our engineers are experienced in tailoring pre-planned maintenance schedules to suit individual businesses, meeting your service, time and budget requirements.
Why Metro Rod?
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, all across the UK – Metro Rod have qualified engineers available day and night to carry out all of your drainage services. At Metro Rod, we always use the best tool for the job. Using the latest technology allows us to complete our services to the highest standards and our focus on customer care means we don’t just do our job, we do our best to go above and beyond.
Drain Maintenance FAQ
What are the signs that there could be a problem with my drainage system?
What problems can occur with my drain without Drain Maintenance?
Drainage problems unfortunately can occur over time. Whether due to build up, a root intruding on the system, vermin, or unflushable items such as face wipes and kitchen roll being flushed down the system, there are certain issues that can occur over time. Those issues include blockages, leaks, cracks, and, in extreme scenarios, collapsed drain pipes.
What does regular Drain Maintenance include?
Regular drain maintenance can be tailored depending on what it is you need, and then we tailor your pre-planned maintenance to your system. For instance, your maintenance schedule may include grease trap emptying, CCTV drain surveys, and gutter cleaning – as well as numerous other services.
How regularly should I have routine pre-planned Drain Maintenance?
How regularly your drains require routine maintenance depends on your system and how many people are using it. How much wear your system builds up depends on its usage and the size of your system. A large office block will need its drains checked more regularly than a domestic home; however, it does depend on your set up. Generally it could be every six months to a year.
How much does Drain Maintenance cost?
At Metro Rod we specialise in affordable and thorough drain maintenance services that don’t break the bank. The precise cost of your drain maintenance will vary depending on what is included in the plan; however, we aim to keep our service as efficient and economical as possible.