Reasons Why You Should Have Your Gutters Cleaned

Your gutters are out of sight which probably means they’re also out if mind but your gutters are a necessity that you probably don’t think about as much as you should. 

 We will now go into a little more detail as to why you should get your gutters cleaned/unblocked.

Protect your gutters keeping them intact

Gutters fill and get clogged up over time especially during Autumn as the leaves fall off of the trees and the rain washes them into your gutters. This means the gutters become particularly heavy resulting in damage to the brackets and gutters themselves.

Prevent rotting and mould

As the gutters fill with debris they’re prevented from doing their job and water can no longer escape from the property properly, meaning the water will follow the path of resistance and seep into walls and the roof of your home. If this is ignored for too long it can lead to rot and mould build up which can trigger health issues and require costly repairs or replacements.

Avoid damage to your home

When your gutters become blocked, the water will back up and cause a pool of water on your roof instead. That water will soon turn into a leak and if left untreated can cause collapsing and severe damage to your home. Cleaning your gutters is an investment that can save you a lot of money in repairs or replacement in the future.

Foundation

Once the gutters become blocked they’ll soon overflow and cause pools to form along your propertys foundation, in the winter this can end up freezing which can cause the water to expand and generate cracks and damage to your foundation.

“Cleaning your gutters is an investment that can save you a lot of money in repairs or replacement in the future.”

How often should your gutters be cleaned?

This does depend on where you live and whether your property is surrounded by trees, we do recommend that they’re cleaned at least once yearly. Some people like to get them cleaned twice yearly; once in the Spring and once in Autumn.

It is important to not only clean out the gutters but also the down pipes as once these become blocked the rain will be restricted from going down and will cause them to back up and overflow the gutter.

For your FREE no obligation survey and quotation call our team today on 01902 213232.

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