It’s in your best interest to keep gutters clean and free from debris. This prevents damage to your home and costly repairs. However, it’s all too easy to let Gutter Cleaning slip down the list of chores that need doing. It’s rarely a favourite job, and can be dangerous and difficult. Before you know it your gutters have clocked up several years without so much as a cursory glance. However, gutters need cleaning regularly.
Why do they need cleaning regularly?
A debris clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Gutters are an integral piece of your home’s wellbeing. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape
We live in Britain, famed the world over for one thing: rain. Combine this with prolonged autumn with our beautiful deciduous native trees dropping their leaves and being met with a blustery wind, everyone’s gutters are prone to blockages.
The problem is that gutter blockages spell danger that regular gutter cleaning prevents. They can cause structural damage both internally and externally, and result in expensive repairs.
Whilst a one-off clean is great, unless you have a professional doing the job it’s likely that it will be incomplete at best. Additionally, you’re likely to forget about it until a problem strikes.
Why use a professional gutter cleaner?
Very few homeowners possess either the right tools or the right skills for a gutter cleaning task. Thinking that it is a simple case of climbing a ladder and emptying the debris in to a black sack is where the first problems lie.
Even if you have a ladder which extends to gutter height, this is a dangerous position for an amateur. Additionally, it becomes all too easy to put undue weight on the gutter in the process potentially causing more damage. Further damage can be caused by using the wrong implement to help, for example a metal scraper in a plastic pipe, or by accidentally lodging the blockage further in to the pipe.