Nesting Birds & Gutter Clearance

Do let us know if you suspect birds are nesting. It is very important from a safety point of view to be forewarned, especially when working from ladders. This will not stop us from clearing a gutter, but as stated, it is better to know where a bird might fly into your face if spooked. […]

Ladders Vs Gutter Vacuum Technology

Gutter vacuums are great for the customer as it means the job of clearing gutters is generally going to get done to a good standard, whichever firm you use. When the conditions are right for the gutter vacuum than they are fantastic pieces of kit and there should be no worries. However, they are not […]

Hard to find address: try what 3 words

what 3 words logo

It doesn’t happen very often but confusion can occur about where a residence is, or more precisely, the entrance to a residence is. If you have one of those hard to find areas, try what 3 words. It is a mapping system designed to more accurately find areas. Visit the what 3 words website to […]

Repairs & Fixes – What we can do and can’t do.

blocked downpiped caused by gutter too long

It’s not always just blockages and dirt that are causing issues with the guttering. Sometimes seals are missing, brackets have come away other small issues happen that need fixing. We will always try to attempt to figure out what’s happening and fix where we can. Sometimes, however, the issue is larger and cannot be sorted […]

Best Downpipe Unblock

I’ve edited this down to the last 30 seconds. The drain was completely clear before I started chipping away at the solid mass at the bottom of the downpipe. So all that mud you see already came out from the downpipe. Your browser does not support the video tag. Once the downpipe was unblocked I […]

More Downpipe Woes

It’s not too often that I can’t unblock a downpipe, only two in fact, and they were both cast iron so you are limited in what you can do. Technically speaking the figure is zero as both were flowing better but I digress. This one eventually got unblocked, but it had me puzzled until I […]


blocked hopper filled with potatoes.

Yes, You’ve guessed it from the title, found these up in a hopper the other day. Apologies for the picture but the camera on the phone is on the way out, but I think you get the idea. These were genuinely in the hopper at the top of the downpipe.

Hardest Jobs!

conservatory gutter with very difficult access.

The most difficult gutters we’ve had to clean were below. As you can see the conservatory is surrounded by the house and the garage making access extremely difficult. To compound the issue; as the owners were not able to find anyone to clean it before, it had been left for some considerable time, This growth […]

Downpipe Blockages

roots from top of a blocked downpipe

Downpipe Blockages Downpipe blockages fall into two categories for clearing, straightforward & Complex. Some downpipes are clogged up with moss, leaves and mulch. Those are the straightforward ones, where debris can be sucked out with the vacuum and then blasted with a jet of water. See the video below of a particularly satisfying unblock. No animals […]