“First Class”

21st October 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“Following a major drainage incident, Metro Rod identified a critical need at the Co-operative Bank HQ in Manchester to divert waste water from the staff restaurant kitchens via a grease trap before entering the building sewage system. After dealing with the initial incident and assessing the waste volumes and limitations of the kitchen layout, their proposed solution was the GreaseShield® system.

Their estimating team advised on the power requirements and their lead engineer, Nick Broadbent carried out several pre-work surveys to ensure downstream pipework was flushed, plumbing connections matched the unit and advised on modifications required to the pot wash station to receive the new unit.

The out of hours installation was a complete success and nick was back on site the following day to train the site engineer and catering staff on the operation and daily maintenance routine.

Once again, Metro Rod Manchester’s customer service has been first class.”

Mr Downer

“Good services & Quick Turnaround”

17th October 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“We have just started to use Metro Rod and I have to say, they are very good. Quick services and a fast turnaround. Being a Maintenance Manager for 4 hostels, we need a reliable and professional company that you can rely on. We’re very happy with the service Metro Rod give us.”

Mr Hutchinson

“Very Satisfied”

17th October 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“Just a quick note to say that we were very satisfied with your engineer, Michael who unblocked our toilet today. He was very thorough with his checks and was very professional. We would definitely use you in the future.”

Ms Lloyd

Drain care and seasonal Gutter Cleaning from Metro Rod Reading

17th October 2019 - in Reading

Reading Gutter Cleaning

Drain maintenance and repair in Reading, Berkshire and the Thames Valley is usually a low-level affair with our drainage engineers typically attending to underground drainage systems accessed via manhole chambers and using high pressure water jetting equipment.

A blocked drain, blocked toilet or blocked sink in Reading, Marlow or Newbury might also involve clearing internal pipework using our electro-mechanical cleaning equipment and multi-storey buildings will often involve us clearing vertical soil stacks where build up of scale can cause problems unless there is a regular pre-planned maintenance regime in place.

All of this is perhaps what you would expect from a drainage company when it comes to drain unblocking, drain cleaning and drain maintenance. However did you know that Metro Rod Reading can also clean your site gutters ?

After all what is a gutter but an elevated storm-water drain ? Gutters form part of your site’s drainage system every bit as much as the internal pipes and external gullies and drains which remove both foul and storm water from your building.

One of the attractive features of living in Berkshire and the Thames Valley is the green and pleasant environment enhanced, of course, by the presence of many trees. However trees can cause problems not only via root ingress into underground drain pipes (as our previous website article illustrated) but also, in Autumn through falling leaves blocking gutters.

It’s extremely common for leaves and twigs to blow from trees onto your roof and into your gutters. The longer the leaves remain in there, the wetter they will get, and wet leaves are even harder to remove from a gutter; this can develop into mould and can soon totally block a gutter and render it ineffective in channelling water safely away from your property.

At Metro Rod Reading we can, subject to accessibility, clear gutters on buildings up to 3 storeys in height using our innovative Metro Vac technology. As shown in the above photograph this is operated from ground level with the operator having the benefit of being able to see inside the guttering as he works by virtue of a camera unit mounted on the nozzle of the Metro Vac.

Don’t risk blocked gutters from Autumn leaf-fall causing you problems this winter. Simply book in your gutter-clean with us and have peace of mind.

At Metro Rod Reading we offer our customers in Reading, Slough. Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot, Henley, Marlow, Newbury, Hungerford, Marlborough and Swindon a fully comprehensive covering all aspects of drainage works AND gutter cleaning :

  • reactive and emergency drain unblocking
  • pre-planned drain maintenance cleans for commercial and high-usage sites
  • CCTV drain survey
  • Drain repair , using no-dig technologies wherever possible
  • Tanker services

For a safe professional and honest service day or night contact Metro Rod Reading today and experience our helpful service for yourself :

Call us on 0118 950 4477

Go to www.metrorod.co.uk/local/reading/

Email us at [email protected]

Connect with Andrew, our Managing Director on LinkedIn


14th October 2019 - in Southampton

5 Star

‘Please can you let Richard know how much I appreciated his help in resolving this issue. Seriously it was phenomenal the speed your bloke was on site. Many thanks.’

Paul Novak - Integral

Weekend Emergency in Telford gets a 5 star Review.

11th October 2019

Recently we have been very busy over the weekends with engineers attending all kinds of Callouts from Blocked Drains and Overflowing Septic Tanks to Water coming trough the Ceiling. Our engineers cover a diverse range of jobs which keeps them on there toes. This past weekend our engineer attended an emergency in Telford where the customers toilets were overflowing. He Lifted the Manholes and found multiple manholes all blocked. He worked back until he found a manhole where he would be able to High water pressure jet up towards. He needed to clear this pretty quickly before other properties were affected which he did. The customer was really happy with the engineers work and left this great Trustpilot Review:-

Trust Pilot Review

Reviews give us a great indication of how our engineers are performing for our customers so obviously we are over the moon with another 5 stars. If you have any issues with your Drains, Septic Tanks or Guttering don’t hesitate in giving us a call and talk to our experienced staff who will point you in the right direction.

“Great Attitude to Help”

11th October 2019 - in Macclesfield, Manchester

“I would just like to say a big thanks to Phil who attended site here at Alderley Park. We had our kitchen sink block up yesterday making it unusable, so he kindly unblocked it while he was here with a great attitude to help. Thanks again.”

Mr Atkinson

Two more 5-Star rated “Jobs well done” in Central London

2nd October 2019 - in Central London

London drain unblocking

Two more 5-star reviews have been loaded by customers on our Google My Business page in the past fortnight. In both cases our engineers were attending a blocked drain call-out :

Customer Nitin Patel comments :

Metro Rod came out to resolve a blockage issue in kitchen sink. Tony and Tony came prepped and were able to take a look and resolve the issue quickly using their equipment. It was done within 30min or so from arrival and I was able to get back to work without major delay.
Thanks for the resolution 🙂

whilst Customer Hocine Fouchal  states:

Paul Gallagher was brillant, came in with a smile and he left with a big smile on our faces. Job well done. Thanks


Drainage issue ?  Experience Metro Rod’s great service for yourself :

Telephone 0203 875 6780

email  [email protected]

or connect with Gary, our Commercial Director on Linked In

We look forward to hearing from you soon!