It’s Time to Start Thinking About Your Gutters
People may tell you to “get your mind out of the gutter”, but spring is the season to get your mind back into the gutter and start thinking about giving it a good clear out.
After a windy, wet and blustery autumn and winter, the debris collected in your gutters is at its peak, which means your guttering has been taking the strain for months. It’s only too easy to forget about your gutters – especially when the weather outside is less-than-lovely, but as with so many things, prevention is much better than cure.
Forgetting about your gutters could lead to a nasty reminder when something goes wrong…
Why Gutter Clearing is Important
The chief job of your gutters is to help rainwater flow safely from your home or commercial premises and into the drain, preventing water damage to your property. When your gutters become clogged with debris, the flow of water is obstructed, which can cause a number of potential problems.
Clogged guttering may lead to overflowing which can cause rainwater to damage or seep into parts of your home or business. It can also put significant pressure on your gutters which, in turn, can break, leaving the façade of your property looking untidy and vulnerable to water damage too.
Leaks are another potential problem caused by clogged gutters. When debris becomes trapped in gutter joints, it can cause a leak. This in turn can result in water trickling down one part of your property which can cause leaks within your home and/or the development of damp inside your property.
Common Gutter Problems
Clogging is the most common gutter problem out there, but it’s incredibly easy to prevent with regular gutter cleaning – especially in springtime. Gutters can be clogged by material such as fallen leaves, moss and other plant detritus, which collects in the gutters themselves, or becomes stuck in downpipes.
Do Your Gutters Need Cleaning?
When it comes to keeping your guttering clear, an annual clean in early spring is widely recommended. There are, however, some tell-tale signs that your gutters need a clean out. These signs can include:
– Water trickling down your property during rainy periods
– Damp or leaks affecting your property
– Visibly sagging or clogged guttering
Professional Gutter Cleaning
Cleaning out your own gutters can be time-consuming and even dangerous, especially if you’re uncomfortable or unused to working at height. Professional services are a much simpler way to save time and ensure the task is completed properly, with far fewer risks – and no need to give up your hard-earned weekend!
Available 24/7 365 days of the year, our skilled technicians can clean, unclog and fix any guttering issues affecting your residential or commercial property. With gutter cleaning for up to three storeys and complete health and safety compliance, we promise safe, swift and professional gutter maintenance services. Contact Anglia Drain Doctor now for a gutter spring clean: 0800 70 71 72