Gutter cleaning and inspection is an essential part of regular household maintenance. Well fitted and well maintained gutters are essential to keep your home in good condition. Guttering allows to the water to flow easily away from the roof and away from the brick work preventing water getting in under the roof which can cause internal damage. Good guttering also serves to prevent possible erosion of your brickwork.
As gutters work so well, most people don’t think about them. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems. As we approach the the winter months it’s worth checking that your gutters are in good shape and are not blocked up.
Gutters are particularly important when the snow comes as without well maintained guttering there’ll be no where for the snow to go when it melts!
Luckily maintaining your guttering is pretty simple.
Some things to look out for:
1. Loose or sagging guttering. Visually inspect the clips that hold your gutters in place. Make sure they aren’t worn, damaged or missing. This can cause your gutters to sag leading to stress on the joints, leaks and potentially the collapse of your guttering. We can replace any missing joints or clips for you. Sagging guttering can also be a result of debris build up in the gutters causing excessive weight and stress on the system. It’s important to clean out the interior of your gutters regularly.
2. Drips and leaks. Cracks, worn seals and disjointed guttering can all cause leaks. If these aren’t repaired the volume of water can, over time, cause issues with erosion, leading to damp and other problems. Drips in your guttering should not be ignored. Give us a call and we’d be happy to investigate.
3. Standing Water whilst a small ammount of standing water is not uncommon large volumes of standing water in your gutters is a sign that either the system is blocked or is not correctly set to allow the water to drain away. Standing water will eventually back up and can get under the tiles leading to water ingress in to your property. If you notice large volumes of standing water in your gutters, just let us know and we’ll take a look.
We offer a gutter cleaning service in which we’ll also inspect the integrity of your guttering to ensure your won’t have any problems come winter. Just get in touch on 0191 388 2277 if you’d like a quote.