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26th June 2019


It's so important to keep your gutters clear of fallen leaves and debris and Metro Rod Bedford can do this for you.


Nobody wants a clogged gutter! Not only do they look unsightly but they can drastically affect the wellbeing of your home or office and will often lead to serious problems such as leaky roofs or water damage to either the inside or the outside of your buildings.  The recent rainy and windy weather, which seems to have continued for weeks, will only have added to problems with gutters and drainage.

What happens if your gutters become clogged?

Gutters are an integral part of any building. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape, and when these are clogged with debris, leaks can occur, and damage begins to become evident. If not dealt with, damage to the roof and fascia can cause serious roof problems such as wood rot, which in turn can lead to pooling at the foundations and damaged or cracked foundations. Such damage can, in time, undermine the integrity of the structure. This is where Metro Rod Bedford and Watford can help!

Regular gutter cleaning, which we can carry out will reduce the risk of long term damage to your home and place of work and will prevent the possibility of serious water related damage. This can consequently save you money on expensive and difficult repairs. Gutter cleaning and maintenance aims to save home owners from devastating and costly damage to your property, but it doesn’t need to be a chore!




What should I do when my gutters are clogged?

Gutter maintenance is often avoided because of access difficulty and a lack of space or stability for ladder use. Often, this is the most common reason guttering becomes neglected.
Here at Metro Rod, we recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year – once in the Spring and one in Autumn to clear out the falling debris and prevent clogging. However, if you live in an area with a higher volume of tree fallout than most, we recommend maintaining your gutters up to 4 times a year to ensure you remain free flowing and clear.
To make this process as easy as possible, we recommend our innovative Metro Vac gutter cleaning system to do the hard work for you,  for both domestic and commercial properties.

What we offer:

Metro Rod Bedford and Watford use our unique, state-of-the-art Metro Vac system which uses long poles that can reach up to 10 metres high to clean gutters from ground level, removing the need for expensive scaffolding.
An industrial grade wet vacuum cleaner is attached to the poles which will easily lift moss, leaves and debris from the gutters.A camera mounted on the top of the pole sends real time video to a monitor viewed by the operator. This allows our engineers to precision clean and process large amounts of guttering quickly, safely and efficiently.
The process is equally suitable for gutters with good access as it offers an option to remove the risks of ‘working at height’.
When performing a good gutter and downspout cleaning, we will ensure to remove any branches, twigs, seed pods, leaves and other debris from the roof to prevent this from washing into your clean gutters the next time it rains. This will prevent further build ups and blockages and will ensure your gutters are working to their maximum effect.

Why use Metro Vac?

  • It is extremely cost effective – reducing the need for expensive access equipment
  • You get no mess – sucks gutters clean using wet and dry vacuum
  • It's perfect for hard to reach areas such as over atriums
  • There's a reduced risk – it minimises the need to work at height
  • You get precision cleaning – it uses on-board cameras operated by skilled and professional engineers


Why Use Metro Rod?

Metro Rod Bedford's reputation for delivering cost effect, high quality workmanship has lead us to become one of the leading names in drainage maintenance across the three counties. Our high tech equipment eliminates the need for costly scaffolding and removes the risk of dangerous ladders, and our ‘no mess’ apparatus utilises both wet and dry vacuuming to remove debris without the untidiness. On board cameras ensure our highly skilled engineers can work to maximum efficiency and provide you with the most effective service possible.
Contact our friendly, knowledgeable Metro Rod Bedford office now to see how we can help you with your gutter cleaning requirements. Amongst other things, we can also help with any blocked drains you may have, fix leaky pipes, descale urinals and carry our CCTV drainage surveys for you.

Call us on: 01582 666543

Freephone: 0800 66 8800

Email our office: [email protected]

Rest assured, we will help you look forward to a lifetime of clear gutters, so you can enjoy your home and garden!





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