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How to spot a water leak - #FixALeakWeek

Posted: Thursday 21 March 2019

How to Spot a Water Leak: Experiencing a water leak from a supply pipe in Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford or Wakefield areas? In the following article, we advise how to spot a water leak before it causes any rotting or other expensive damages. Sink and Toilet Leaks Toilet flange water leaks occur where the toilet pipe connects with the waste pipe. Have you ever heard the toilet move underneath you when you sit on it? A toilet flange holds the toilet to the floor, if this break, the toilet can rock or become unusable. If the toilet rocks, this means the flange is not securely holding the toilet to the floor, allowing the wax ring seal to break. This will result in water leakage. Toilet leaks can come from the water supply or tank, but the most damaging leaks occur at the flange and wax ring. How to spot a Flange water leak: - There are cracks in the flange. - Bolts are broken. - The flange is loose not screwed tightly to the floor. Sink water leaks allow water to under the rim or bare of the faucet. This would gradually destroy anything underneath: cabinets, countertops and floors. Sink water leaks can occur at any plumbing joint. But the most common leaks happen at the sink rim, shutoff valves, and slip joints in the waste lines. Supply water leaks under a sink can go unnoticed for a long time since they’re usually at the back of the cabinet. Water can run down the pipes into the floor or subfloor, rotting the sink base and the floor. How to spot a sink water leak: - Puddles, water stains or a damp odour in the cabinet. - Loose or damaged flooring in front of the sink. Bathtub and Shower Water Leaks There are 2 main types of water leaks regarding bathtub and shower leaks: splash and drain water leaks. Splash water leaks. This is when water leaks and escapes past the shower curtain/door. This may sound minor, but when the leak seeps into the subfloor where the flooring meets the bathtub/shower this can cause major damage. Tile/vinyl flooring begin to come loose, and wooden floor begins to rot which could lead to an expensive replacement. How to spot a splash water leak: - Curling vinyl flooring or loose tiles next to the tub. - Peeling paint or flaking, chalky-looking wood finish near the shower. - Water stains on the ceiling or joists below. - Mold spots on the wall or floor near the tub or shower. - If you use a curtain, look for standing water on the floor after you shower. Drain water leaks happen frequently due to the accessibility of the drains. As the drains are usually located in the bathtub directly below shower head where we stand, they often flex allowing the seal to break around them. How to spot a drain water leak: - Water stains/dark circles on ceilings below - Loose flooring around the tub or dampening on adjacent room floors How we can help? Do you need us to fix a water leak? Tap repair or replacement–If you’ve got a constantly dripping or leaking tap, one of our skilled engineers will diagnose what is causing the problem and then carry out repair work to solve the issue and stop it reoccurring in the future. Should a replacement be required, we can advise on tap replacement and arrange to carry out the work, using like-for-like parts. Repairing leaking or burst pipes–Our skilled plumbers will visit your property, isolate the water leak and repair or replace any damaged pipework, enabling the plumbing in your property to function correctly. Whether that means carrying out welding on copper pipes, using specialist fittings for plastic pipes, or cutting and reshaping pipes to alleviate the problems, we will ensure that our work prevents future leaks from occurring. Toilet replacement or repair– If you’ve got a leaking toilet, one of our plumbers can visit your property to identify what is causing the problem and carry out the repair – Our plumbers are trained to work on a variety of different types of toilets. If your toilet is not functioning correctly or leaking, we can either, replace the whole toilet with like for like parts or repair any problems. Need Any Drainage Services? You can contact us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing, PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys, septic tank management and emergency tanker services. If you are interested in PPMs or any of our other services, please see the areas Metro Rod West Yorkshire cover and our contact details below: Bingley Horbury Pontefract Birstall Huddersfield Pudsey Bradford Ilkley Queensbury Castleford Keighley Settle Dewsbury Knottingley Shipley Driglington Leeds Skelmanthorpe Glasshoughton Liversedge Skipton Guiseley Meltham Slaithwaite Halifax Menston South Elmsall Haworth Mirfield Tadcaster Heckmondwike Morley Tingley Hemsworth Normanton Wakefield Holmfirth Ossett Wetherby Honley Otley Yeadon Visit our website: Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield, Metro Rod Bradford & Huddersfield Email us on info.wy@metrorod.co.uk Call us on 01484 844100. Leave Us Some Feedback At Metro Rod, we appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our services. If you have recently had drain repair or any other work carried out by Metro Rod West Yorkshire, please feel free to leave us a review on either the following: Google My Business Facebook Trustpilot
Posted by Metro Rod West Yorkshire
Workshop Success for Equilibrium Risk

Posted: Thursday 21 March 2019

Following on from the launch of our “Understanding your Security Risk” workshops earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that the first fully-booked event was a success. The event, limited to 6 businesses, saw the attendees spend the morning with our Director, Luke Appleby, to discuss all things security. The workshops, broken into 3 stages, are part of our unique Equilibrium Analysis, a security management tool that combines risks from both the physical and digital environments. Steve Phipps from SMP Training said, “I attended this workshop today. It was well delivered and very informative. If you have business interests, then its well worth attending. It may well highlight issues you didn’t realise you had. Thanks Luke”. Kerry Fennelly at Winder Power, simply added, “A complex subject that is broken down into manageable and practical sessions”. Equilibrium Risk are laying on these workshops free of charge to help business owners better understand how they should invest in security. With the cost of crime to business standing at £9Bn per year, there has never been a better time to review your security plan. Luke Appleby, Director at Equilibrium Risk said, “I am very pleased with the way our first workshop was received. I spent a lot of time developing the Equilibrium Analysis, so I am glad they found it useful. I am looking forward to the remainder of the workshops this year and helping other business owners with their security challenges.”
Posted by Equilibrium Risk Ltd
Fix a Leak Week - Water Usage & Climate Change

Posted: Wednesday 20 March 2019

You may have seen in the news lately such headlines as: “England to run out of water in 25 years due to climate change and population boom”, “England could run out of water by 2044, experts fear”, “England could run out of water within 25 years, warns Environment Agency boss”. Climate change is happening, and this means that the UK is going to have hot and drier summers. This means a shortage of water and higher drought risk. As well as climate change, the growth in population is expected to rise from 65million to 75million by 2050. Climate change + growth in population = threat. The impact of climate change, combined with population growth, means the country is facing an “existential threat”, – Sir James Bevan told the Waterwise Conference in London. “No water, no life. No blue, no green. No ocean, no us.” – Sylvia Earle, Distinguished Marine Biologist. Right-click and open image in a new tab to look at very interesting water usage facts! Household leaks can waste billions of gallons of water annually nationwide. The average household’s leaks can account for gallons and gallons of water wasted every year. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, for our engineers, that can pay for themselves in water savings. Fixing water leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills. Here at Metro Rod West Yorkshire, our engineers are extremely well experienced in drainage and plumbing. They obtain a large amount of training and knowledge to carry out the most professional plumbing and drainage works, to help provide our customers with any water leaks, blockages and drain repair. “We are really proud of the way our engineers pull together to help and support each other, and our customers. They strive to deliver excellent customer service and have the professional training and experience to ensure they can deliver above expectations. All our engineers are CRB/DBS checked and fully trained to the highest standards. We are confident that we have a strong and reliable team. Our engineers have a determination that is second to none; to get the job done safely, timely, and cost effective for our customers.” – Dave Carter, Franchisee, Metro Rod West Yorkshire How we can help? Do you need us to fix a leak? Tap repair or replacement– If you’ve got a constantly dripping or leaking tap, one of our skilled engineers will diagnose what is causing the problem and then carry out repair work to solve the issue and stop it reoccurring in the future. Should a replacement be required, we can advise on tap replacement and arrange to carry out the work, using like-for-like parts. Repairing leaking or burst pipes– Our skilled plumbers will visit your property, isolate the leak and repair or replace any damaged pipework, enabling the plumbing in your property to function correctly. Whether that means carrying out welding on copper pipes, using specialist fittings for plastic pipes, or cutting and reshaping pipes to alleviate the problems, we will ensure that our work prevents future leaks from occurring. Toilet replacement or repair – If you’ve got a leaking toilet, one of our plumbers can visit your property to identify what is causing the problem and carry out the repair – Our plumbers are trained to work on a variety of different types of toilets. If your toilet is not functioning correctly or leaking, we can either, replace the whole toilet with like for like parts or repair any problems. Radiator replacement– Our team of plumbers can help you identify the issue with your radiator, whether it’s a build-up of sludge or trapped air, our friendly team of engineers will visit your property to rectify the issue. If a replacement radiator is required, we will do this with an equivalent size and style radiator. Waste trap replacement or repair– Waste traps are designed to stop unpleasant odours from drains and sewers from entering your property. If you notice a pool of water under their sink or bath, for example, give our team a call today and one of our plumbers will work swiftly to identify the problem and make any necessary repairs to your waste trap. Need Any Drainage Services? You can contact us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing, PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys, septic tank management and emergency tanker services. If you are interested in PPMs or any of our other services, please see the areas Metro Rod West Yorkshire cover and our contact details below: Bingley Horbury Pontefract Birstall Huddersfield Pudsey Bradford Ilkley Queensbury Castleford Keighley Settle Dewsbury Knottingley Shipley Driglington Leeds Skelmanthorpe Glasshoughton Liversedge Skipton Guiseley Meltham Slaithwaite Halifax Menston South Elmsall Haworth Mirfield Tadcaster Heckmondwike Morley Tingley Hemsworth Normanton Wakefield Holmfirth Ossett Wetherby Honley Otley Yeadon Visit our website: Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield, Metro Rod Bradford & Huddersfield Email us on info.wy@metrorod.co.uk Call us on 01484 844100. Leave Us Some Feedback At Metro Rod, we appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our services. If you have recently had drain repair or any other work carried out by Metro Rod West Yorkshire, please feel free to leave us a review on either the following: Google My Business Facebook Trustpilot
Posted by Metro Rod West Yorkshire
Unblock Drains: We rely on our pipes, don’t flush your wipes!

Posted: Tuesday 19 March 2019

The case behind the requirement to unblock drains. 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. As reported by The Guardian, a Fatberg was found recently, reported to be 64-metres long! It will have been a tough job to tackle and unblock. https://youtu.be/ZFU_OxkBr04 64-metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in English seaside resort (The Guardian News, 2019). It seems “Flushable” wipes may not be so flushable after all. Manufacturers have been insisting that their products are “flushable” with it written all over the packaging of the popular products for years. However, just because they disappear out of sight when we flush away, let’s not assume that it’s safe to do so as they, in fact, contribute to blockages that cost millions a year to remove. Research by WRC has shown that over 75% of all blocked drains is made up of wet wipes. Similarly, most emergency call-outs to a sewage pumping station are because a sewage pump has become jammed due to wet wipes. Such inconveniences are the reasons for most of the sewage flooding of properties or pollution of watercourse incidents. Have you had to call an engineer to unblock drains in the past? After BBC investigated last year and found that there were no wet wipes that were sold as flushable in the UK that had yet managed to pass the water industry’s disintegration tests, the ‘Fine to Flush’ standard has come to light. WRC has long been at the forefront of research into wet wipes and their impact on water networks and is proud to be the designated testing facility for all products wishing to gain ‘Fine to Flush’ certification. If you find yourself needing to unblock drains, we can help! As a professional drainage company, Metro Rod has been unblocking and cleaning drains for over 36 years! Yes, 36 years, which means we have been able to perfect the way to unblock drains. All our engineers are highly trained with a van equipped with the most up to date equipment to clear any blockage that presents itself to us. We have specialist electro-mechanical machines that negotiate pipework with multiple bends to remove wipes and clear the blockage leaving the pipe free flowing. You can call us to unblock drains and provide drain repair, toilet unblocking, gutter cleaning or drain clearing. We also provide PPMs (Pre-planned Maintenance), CCTV Surveys and emergency tanker services. To save yourself the trouble of a blocked drain, simply remember the #3Ps – pee, paper, and poo! If your drain is blocked, it is necessary for you to call a professional to unblock your drain. Give us a call today and let our professionals unblock your drain safely and effectively so that you can get on with your life without any the extra stress! • Clearing Drain Blockages • Inspection & CCTV Surveys • Drain Repair & Excavation • Pipe Lining & Renovation • Tanker Services • Pre-Planned Preventative Maintenance • Emergency Plumbing • Home Buyer Drain Surveys • Gutter Cleaning At Metro Rod West Yorkshire, we have 30 years of expertise in unblocking drains. Our team of engineers can provide solutions for any given drainage problem. If you require assistance and need to unblock your drain, then please contact Metro Rod West Yorkshire below; Visit our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/bradford-huddersfield/ Email us on info.wy@metrorod.co.uk Call us on 01484 844100.
Posted by Metro Rod West Yorkshire
Dewsbury Rugby Stars Pitch In As Bling Fling Butlers

Posted: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Dewsbury Rams are putting some muscle into this year’s Bling Fling businesswomen’s charity lunch, to help raise thousands of pounds for Forget Me Not children’s hospice. The Rugby League club has volunteered to pitch in with a team of “Butlers in Bowties” who will meet and greet guests as they arrive. They will circulate with raffle tickets during the event and generally assist the organising committee to ensure everything runs smoothly in order to raise as much as possible for the hospice and hopefully top last year’s total. The Bling Fling is back for the second year running on Friday, May 3, at The Arches in Dean Clough, Halifax. This year’s lunch will have a floral theme, with beautiful single stem flowers available for guests to buy and enter a special prize draw, plus more chances to win throughout the event. Vicki Davenport, head of The Bling Fling Committee said: “We’d like to say a huge thank-you to the lads for being such great sports in coming along to help raise funds for such an amazing cause. But, sorry ladies – please don’t all suddenly form a scrum for tickets, as the tables are all already sold out. However there is still chance to sponsor the Floral Bling Fling or donate some lovely prizes for the raffle.” Steven Downes of Dewsbury Rams said: “Once again this shows that Dewsbury Rams is dedicated to backing worthwhile events. We hope everyone has a terrific day and the event goes superbly well and raises a lot of money for a much-needed cause.” The first “Diamond” Bling Fling, with its glittering jewellery theme, raised an impressive £17,750 for the Huddersfield-based Hospice, which supports families of children with life-shortening illnesses. Jess Lees, Corporate Fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice said: “It costs us £4million a year to help change the lives of all the wonderful children and families who use our services every day. Without events like the Bling Fling to bring in funds and the support of caring people like the whole team at Dewsbury Rams, we wouldn’t be able to carry on doing what we do. “In fact, what we really need is to keep growing, because we can currently only reach 15% of the families who need us, so we do appreciate all the help we can get.” The Huddersfield-based charity provides services across West Yorkshire and recently expanded into North Manchester, offering top quality nursing care, days out, listening and therapy and respite care. The support begins right from the pregnancy stage when future health issues may start to become apparent. The hospice team guides parents through difficult decisions, and ensures that no-one is alone before and after their baby is born. This is followed up with a wide range of services for the children and family, from a hydrotherapy pool to music therapy, play and craft therapy, day and night respite care, emergency crisis care and symptom control. There is then a range of services for teenagers, including essential social activities as well as support services for the whole family, including complementary therapies, dedicated support for brothers and sisters, emotional support and counseling, as well as bereavement support. When that most difficult time arrives to prepare for the end of a child’s life, there is support and guidance with end-of-life care planning as well as with magical memory-making. The hospice’s Snowflake Suite is a very private, peaceful apartment where families can stay overnight, or just visit, to say their last goodbyes to a baby or child who has just died.
Posted by ABL Business Ltd
Huddersfield-based occupational health expert overhauls IT infrastructure

Posted: Monday 18 March 2019

12 months after the successful acquisition of occupational health firm Elite Executives, Huddersfield-based Prohms has overhauled its tech infrastructure in a move that will support the firms’ 10% combined growth in 2019. Established over 15 years ago, Prohms provides healthcare services to local and national companies, and promotes wellbeing in the workplace to increase personal resilience and performance. The 15-strong brand acquired Elite in Q1 of 2018, which similarly offers a wide range of occupational health services, including mobile medical examinations – audiometry, spirometry and vision tests – as well as sickness absence management. And exactly one year on, an investment of over £40,000 – in the businesses joint IT systems has been made, as the companies gear up to increase turnover by year end, creating more recruitment opportunities in the local areas. The tech will also allow Prohms to add a third mobile health screening unit, which will help to meet the increased demand, while ensuring a quality service is being provided. Commenting on the tech transformation project, Sandra Babbings, Prohms’ managing director said: “We have invested heavily in IT this year to consolidate the two firms, as well as improve our data security, compliance, flexibility and access to information when we are off-site visiting clients. This will allow Prohms and Elite to work seamlessly together throughout 2019 and beyond.” Sandra was once an employee of Elite, over 20 years ago, so has long been familiar with the business and how it is run. So when the opportunity arose to acquire the firm, she was keen to take the brand to the next level. “It’s fantastic to be working with Elite again, and we’re looking forward to building the profile of this firm as the leading occupational health partner in the Leeds and Snaith area,” she said. “We now collectively support over 400 businesses within the Yorkshire region and beyond which we will look to increase as the year progresses.” Samantha Murray, Elite’s occupational health business partner added: “2018 was a difficult and challenging year, but despite this, October went on to be the biggest month in the company’s history to date. In addition, we upheld our high-level service throughout last year which led to a client retention of 90%.” “We’ve steadily grown our team numbers to 14, everyone stayed with us during the acquisition period, and we’re now on the lookout for a new face to join us in the coming months.” The 12-month milestone follows the hire of a full-time mobile nurse, and Prohms’ office relocation to premises at Park Valley House, Lockwood, while Elite continues to operate at its headquarters in Snaith.
Posted by Scriba PR Limited
Blocked drain: Whose Responsibility?

Posted: Monday 18 March 2019

Do you have a blocked toilet? Is your sink blocked? Do you need your drain cleaning? Blockages can be very persistent, and we know to figure out what the problem is, and how bad it has got is stressful, but who is responsible for clearing the blocked drains? There are multiple factors that can determine whether a blocked drain is your responsibility and when it’s not. Before taking any action, it is important to know whose responsibility it is to unblock drains. Where is the blocked drain located? Typically the drains that are within your property boundary are your (the homeowners) responsibility. This includes any drains that take wastewater directly away from your home. If the blocked drain is located within this boundary, give Metro Rod West Yorkshire a call. Right click and open image in new tab to see more details. Homeowners are responsible for all general maintenance of drains connected to your home. Whether it is drain repair or the need to unblock drains, it’s up to you to arrange a fix unless the drain blockage is in a lateral drain*. A blocked lateral drain will not be your responsibility to clear but your local water authorities. *The lateral drain is part of your private drain that runs outside of your boundary. Is the problem located in the sewer? An inspection of the drain could find that the blocked drain does not lie in your property boundary but is a problem located in the sewer system and not your drain. Sewers are publicly owned and therefore maintained by your local water company. Sewers channel wastewater from your private drains (carrying water from your toilets, sinks, showers etc) and your neighbours. If you find that your blocked drains are in fact blockages in the sewer system then this blockage is not your (the homeowners) responsibility. Professional drain repair and blocked drain maintenance: As a professional drainage company, Metro Rod has been unblocking and cleaning drains for over 36 years! Yes, 36 years, which means we have been able to perfect the way to unblock drains. All our engineers are highly trained with a van equipped with the most up to date equipment to clear any blockage that presents itself to us. We have specialist electro-mechanical machines that negotiate pipework with multiple bends to remove wipes and clear the blockage leaving the pipe free flowing. Metro Rod has a proactive and innovative approach to safety. From using handheld technology for carrying out point of work risk assessments to using ‘no-dig’ technology to minimise the risks associated with traditional excavation related works, we build safety into everything that we do. This is then verified by external accreditation partners who look at the way in which we work, our systems and controls, and how well they are communicated and utilised in the field. Metro Rod is very proud of our accreditations as an indication of the effectiveness of our safety arrangements. View Our Certification Construction Line Safe Contractor CHAS Environment ISO 14001:2015 Quality ISO 9001:2015 H&S OHSAS 18001:2007 Achilles Water Jetting Association Accreditations 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, please see the areas Metro Rod West Yorkshire cover below: Bingley Horbury Pontefract Birstall Huddersfield Pudsey Bradford Ilkley Queensbury Castleford Keighley Settle Dewsbury Knottingley Shipley Driglington Leeds Skelmanthorpe Glasshoughton Liversedge Skipton Guiseley Meltham Slaithwaite Halifax Menston South Elmsall Haworth Mirfield Tadcaster Heckmondwike Morley Tingley Hemsworth Normanton Wakefield Holmfirth Ossett Wetherby Honley Otley Yeadon Our team of engineers can provide solutions for any given drainage problem. If you require assistance and need to unblock your drain, then please contact Metro Rod West Yorkshire below; Visit our website: Metro Rod Leeds & Wakefield, Metro Rod Bradford & Huddersfield Email us on info-wy@metrorod.co.uk Call us on 01484 844100. Leave Us Some Feedback At Metro Rod, we appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our services. If you have recently had drain repair or any other work carried out by Metro Rod West Yorkshire, please feel free to leave us a review on either the following: Google My Business Facebook TrustPilot
Posted by Metro Rod West Yorkshire
North West Specialist Commercial Contractor with 40 year history enters Administration

Posted: Friday 15 March 2019

Clovemead Limited, a highly regarded and familiar name in the North West with a significant national presence since 1980, went into Administration on Monday 11 March. The firm appointed Allan Cadman and Charles Brook, partners in Manchester-based advisory and business recovery practice Poppleton & Appleby, as Joint Administrators. The independent contracting specialist company with expertise across construction, minor works, fuel systems and signage has a reputation for quality and safety, with each division working seamlessly across various disciplines to provide clients in a variety of highly specialised, secure and regulated environments with fully managed solutions. Operating out of premises in Warrington and Widnes the company employs over 50 staff and had close relationships with numerous trusted sub-contractors across the region, providing services to various blue-chip and high-expectancy clients as well as local authorities, universities, schools and colleges, automotive manufacturers, distributors, and retail services. When the company’s traditional sources of business started to fall into decline, the directors approached Poppleton & Appleby for assistance in achieving a managed work-out of existing projects whilst seeking potential acquirers of the material parts of the business. This culminated in a satisfactory disposal first of the Company’s Fuel Systems operations, together with existing contracts and personnel, and the Signage division, both of which operated from the Widnes premises. In each case, the buyers are independent of the company and are successful companies in their own right. As a result of these sales, 25 staff have retained employment. Although some residual staff are being made redundant, Poppleton and Appleby are continuing to work with the former management and directors in assisting existing customers of the Construction division to fulfil on-going projects. This is likely to lead to further realisations for the benefit of the company’s creditors, as well as providing potential continued employment for more of the personnel. Sub-contract creditors, suppliers, staff, and Poppleton & Appleby are mindful of the impact on customers and are continuing to liaise with them to achieve the best outcome, minimising the financial and social impact of the company’s collapse. Their familiar branded red vans will continue to be seen around the UK, particularly in the North West, as the purchasers seek to endorse their trust in the company’s reputation for quality and safety which will still be delivered by many of the former personnel. Allan Cadman, Joint Administrator based in Poppleton & Appleby’s Manchester office, said: “We are proud to have been selected to assist such a well-regarded company in achieving such a positive outcome. Although unable to preserve all jobs, we are confident that the outcome will assure many long-serving staff of future employment and retain critical skills within the region. “Clovemead is a good example of the kind of results that can be achieved with early intervention and a willingness to explore commercial prospects in a bespoke manner. This is perhaps one of the finest examples of our own specialisms, and it has been a pleasure working with the company and its other advisers and senior personnel in this exercise. We are grateful for the trust, support and commitment of all at Clovemead and their clients that we have received.”
Posted by Poppleton & Appleby Northern
Drain repair: Calling all Estate & Facilities Managers in Education

Posted: Thursday 14 March 2019

Blocked drains, blocked sink, blocked toilet, or flooding issues can cause significant inconvenience to education premises, and in worst case scenarios, can lead to temporary closure. If you’re a Facilities or Estate Manager for any educational institutions across West Yorkshire give us a call as we are your local drainage company with 30 years expertise in unblocking drains, drain repair, PPMs and CCTV surveys. Schools, colleges and universities throughout the education sector deal with hundreds, if not thousands of people on a daily basis and have very complex drainage requirements, and Metro Rod West Yorkshire has a vast amount of experience and expertise in dealing with this. We can offer a vast amount of service from pre-planned maintenance (PPMs) to unblocking drains and drain repair. Metro Rod West Yorkshire can offer you: - A 24/7 Service - DBS Checked Engineers - Health and Safety Accreditations - Dedicated Sales Manager - Emergency Cover - Bespoke Pre-Planned Maintenance Packages - (PPMs) - Working out of School Hours - Working During School Holidays To avoid the inconvenience of blocked drains, a blocked toilet, or a blocked sink, Metro Rod West Yorkshire provides Pre-Planned Maintenance (PPMs) for a number of educational premises. We can propose bespoken maintenance plans (PPMs) to prevent the inconvenience of temporary closures. A PPM agreement will help to prevent drainage emergencies from occurring. Our professional and experienced engineers will visit your site and advise on the best course of action to help prevent costly drainage emergencies from occurring in the future. “We are really proud of the way our engineers pull together to help and support each other, and our customers. They strive to deliver excellent customer service and have the professional training and experience to ensure they can deliver above expectations. All our engineers are CRB/DBS checked and fully trained to the highest standards. We are confident that we have a strong and reliable team. Our engineers have a determination that is second to none; to get the job done safely, timely, and cost effective for our customers.” – Dave Carter, Franchisee, Metro Rod West Yorkshire We were contacted by Greenhead college to attempt to locate a problematic area within the drainage system causing frequent blockages. We attended the site and utilising our iTouch CCTV camera inspection equipment alongside our sonar probe drain tracing equipment, we quickly found the exact location & depth of the problematic area. The frequent blockages were happening at a junction within a buried manhole below the carpet, preventing access into the system. Our drain tracing works gave the customer the correct information for the manhole to be exposed, providing access into the blockages whenever they occur. There was no need for any exploratory excavations to be carried out, saving the customer time and money. “We initially called Metro Rod due to a blocked toilet that our caretakers and plumber couldn’t unblock. Metro Rod engineers came out in a short time and used their specialist equipment to remove the blockage and get things working again. Whilst in college, our plumber asked the engineer if he could put his camera down a drain where we were having additional problems. This was arranged for a Saturday morning (no extra cost) and again the problem was identified. I would recommend Metro Rod for any drainage problems.” – John Blake, Director of Finance and Resources, Greenhead College, Huddersfield We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide exceptional service. We believe that prevention is better than cure. With pre-planned maintenance (PPMs) we can work scheduled in school holidays to stop any small problems that may become emergency work in term time. We have worked with Kirklees College over the years and providing them with a Pre-planned Maintenance (PPMs). “Within my role, I have been dealing with Metro Rod West Yorkshire for several years and I have had no issues with the services they provide for the college. From surveys to emergency call-outs, Metro Rod has aided the Kirklees College to the best of their ability to suit the nature of our requirements. The staff are a pleasure to work with on-site and over the phone and provide detailed information about the work that has been carried out and any further maintenance the college would benefit from.” – Dean Robinson, Manager of Maintenance and Contracts, Kirklees College, Huddersfield The best way for schools to ensure their drainage systems are running at peak capacity is to keep on top of regularly maintaining the drains’ cleanliness with pre-planned maintenance (PPMs) during school holidays. Some of the work we recommend during these periods are: • CCTV surveys of your drains • Urinal descales • Repair/replace degraded manhole covers • Gutter maintenance • Grease trap emptying in your kitchens • Root cutting and localised structural repairs • Excavations • Vermin control Contact us, and we can arrange for one of our team to attend the site at a time convenient to you and assess your exact requirements: Step 1: A Technical Site Surveyor will visit your premises to carry out a FREE site survey. They will analyse previous drainage problems and highlight areas of concern. Step 2: We usually recommend an initial clean that will return the pipework to full flow and optimum performance. Step 3: A tailor-made programme is prepared showing which part of your system requires more frequent attention. Step 4: By prior arrangement and at a time which is convenient for you and your business, our engineers will carry out scheduled works as agreed. A tailor-made solution for your business. Need Our Services? 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, please see our contact information below. Visit our website: https://www.metrorod.co.uk/local/bradford-huddersfield/ Email us on info-wy@metrorod.co.uk Call us on 01484 844100. Leave Us Some Feedback At Metro Rod, we appreciate feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our services. If you have recently had drain repair or any other work carried out by Metro Rod West Yorkshire, please feel free to leave us a review on either the following: Google My Business Facebook TrustPilot Posted by Kayleigh Morgan, Marketing Manager
Posted by Metro Rod West Yorkshire
Congratulations are in order!

Posted: Wednesday 13 March 2019

A massive congratulations to Dave Carter and Wayne Smith who have 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 our 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 our ongoing commitment to providing a strong and reliable team, we want to ensure our engineers are compliant, fully trained and able to service all our customer needs. “We are really proud of the way our engineers pull together to help and support each other, and our customers. They strive to deliver excellent customer service and have the professional training and experience to ensure they are able to deliver above expectations. All of our engineers are CRB/DBS checked and fully trained to the highest standards. We are confident that we have a strong and reliable team. Our engineers have a determination that is second to none; to get the job done safely, timely and cost effective for our customers.” – Dave Carter, Franchisee.
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