Professional Gutter Cleaning
If there’s one residential (or commercial) job that everyone dislikes, it’s clearing gutters. During the autumn your gutters are likely to become clogged by leaves, and during the winter those leaves are likely to freeze. By the time spring comes around, the debris possibly clogging up your gutters is not very pleasant at all.
Who needs clear gutters anyway?
In short, you do, and here are a few reasons why:
Damaged foundations and leaking cellars/basements
You might think that clogged gutters will only give you problems at roof level, but actually the main damage caused by clogged gutters is to your foundations. Rain water accumulates in your gutters and eventually overflows, where it then pools around your foundations. If you have a cellar or a basement, the chances are it that will become a leaky one, and you could cause your foundations to weaken and even crack.
- Rotting wooden fascia
Debris in your gutters piles up against the flashing, and this debris holds moisture towards the fascia board, which will eventually cause damage to the sheathing and framing behind the fascia. If left untreated, this will cause the fascia, sheathing and framing to rot, and replacing all that can leave you with a very hefty bill. Far cheaper to have your gutters professionally cleared.
- Unwanted house guests
By allowing water to build up in your gutters, you are creating the perfect environment for bugs. Your building will become a haven to all kinds of unwanted nasties: insects, birds and even mice have been known to make your home their home, or at least in the debris that has built up in your gutters.
Leaving your gutters cluttered may seem like a short term win in saving you money in not having to pay to have them cleared, but it’s a long term disaster as the damage caused over a long period by clogged gutters can eventually lead you to suffering some very expensive headaches.
Gutter clearing = preventative maintenance for your building
Gutter clearing does not have to be expensive, but it is crucial that you attend to it. The role your gutters play in the well-being of your home or commercial premises cannot be under-estimated. They remove the water and debris that accumulates on your roof away from your building. If they become clogged, then the chances of water damage to your home becomes a real possibility.
You only really need to have your gutters cleared twice a year – once before winter and once before summer. Doing so could save you several thousands of pounds in repair bills.
Keep your gutters in top working condition