Our customers often ask us how much of a difference it makes to keep your gutters and downpipes clear and free of blockages. Honesty the answer is always YES. Leaking and overflowing gutters can cause massive problems to homeowners as the excess water has nowhere to drain to and overflows. Often (if left unchecked) this can cause lots of structural problems for houses – especially older properties where the old metal fixings can become eroded, broken and result in falling debris.
As well as the external problems, the leaking water can oftentimes make its way inside the house and cause patches of residual damp. Again if left unchecked over time this can have lots of health implications for residents – especially those with respiratory complaints – and even impact your ability to sell the property in the future.
The photo here was taken before and after a recent clean that we conducted on a local businesses premises. You can see the huge amounts of moss, dirt and leaves that had built up over time. Since clearing out the gutters on the outside of the workshop, the owners report their leaky drains have stopped being an issue for visitors trying to dodge the drips on their way into the building!
Dont forget to get in touch to discuss your requirements with us today if you are unsure as to whether you should have your gutters checked and cleared!