Rat Blocker Maintenance – the risks!
We are often asked if Rat Blockers need servicing – the short answer is yes, BUT not for the reasons you may be thinking!
All Rat Blockers supplied by Metex are high quality robust units, manufactured from Stainless Steel and will give many years of trouble-free service. But drains are a hidden world that harbour not just rats, but all sorts of other items that have been flush away but should not be there! Blocked drains are often caused by seemingly harmless wet wipes, also fat tipped down the drain solidifies and can cause a blockage due to a build-up or ‘fat berg’. Therefore every drain is at risk of blockage unless the waste that flows through it can be carefully controlled.
As a result it is ESSENTIAL that all Rat Blockers are maintained at least annually by checking and cleaning, which is also an opportunity to visually inspect the drain. Without these annual checks there is a risk that should a blockage occur the Rat Blocker may be incorrectly blamed.
The Nordisk TX11 Rat Blocker, previously sold in the UK as the Vermend Rat Blocker has been successfully installed in over 100,000 locations which is testament to the quality and durability of this product range.