Gutter Clearing and Cleaning
Why is Gutter Clearing Important?
Gutter cleaning plays an important role to ensure that rainwater flows freely from the roof via a suitable guttering system. Heavy and constant rainfall can damage properties long term if water is unable to flow freely from the gutters.
Overtime, environmental factors affect the guttering systems whereby blockages of moss, leaves, twigs and dirt occur, falling from the roof, trees and surrounding areas. You would be surprised how far in windy and wet conditions properties, free of tree areas can be affected. Family homes often find an exacerbation of gutter blockages with children’s toys such as small balls and toy cars.
If your gutters are left blocked, then the rain water from your roof, will eventually fmd another way to escape and this can cause damp and mold in various parts of your property and in some cases can damage the footings and structure of the property.
If you were to have a leak and to make a claim on your insurance to repair property damage, replace damage goods or stock, one of the first questions the insurance company would ask you is have you had your gutters maintained and can you prove it? If you haven’t and the leak was caused from water ingress from your blocked up guttering, it would be unlikely you would be able to make a claim.
So it’s important that your gutters are cleaned out on a regular basis (recommended every 12 months by insurance companies) to ensure that rain water from your roof can easily flow away free and fast, from your house or property, leaving it safe, dry and insured.
We recommend keeping your gutters clear of all debris. Gutter clearing can be done in numerous ways and often leads to homeowners causing more damage than good to both the gutter system and theirselves. You need to be extra careful when using a ladder against your spouting / gutters. Old gutters may give way and allow your ladder to suddenly shift and cause you to fall.
So the real question is this; if it worth trying to tackle this job by yourself or would your prefer us to come take care of your gutters and any other issues on the exterior of your property. You would be amazed to see what we can do with your home, roof, driveway, windows, decks, and of course gutters.