Blocked gutters left too long can cause serious water damage to your home, such as rising damp, penetrating damp, and growth of mold.
The damage can be expensive to treat and repair.
If your gutters and down pipes are not cleaned regularly, leaves, moss, and broken tiles can build up within the gutter system and stop the free flow of rainwater.
Once your down pipes become full of water, the excess will overflow down the outside of your property and eventually penetrate through the brickwork, causing penetrating damp.
Five signs your gutters need cleaning:
Overflowing water from the top of the gutters, not from the downpipes.
Sagging Gutters caused by the weight of the buildup of debris.
Staining to exterior walls.
Clumps of mold on the ground outside your property.
Grass and weeds growing from the gutters.
What causes blocked gutters?
Your guttering system can get become blocked by many things from a tennis ball to teddy bears to leaves and grass, but the most common cause is silt.
This is washed down from your roof and collects in the guttering and forms a deep compost, allowing plant life to grow.
Another common cause for blockages is leaves. Although they predominantly only fall in the autumn, they will decompose and act as a fertilizer for grass and weeds. We have come across other unexpected items, too, including birds’ nests, dead squirrels, and a shoe.
When should I have my gutters cleaned?
There is no set time of year to have your gutters cleaned, but it is recommended it is done at least once a year.
How long will it take to clean my guttering?
This will depend on the size of your home. A typical three-bedroom semi-detached home takes one – two hours.
How much does it cost to have my gutters cleaned?
Unlike other companies, we only charge for the guttering that needs cleaning. We carry out a video inspection of your guttering and show you what areas need cleaning. It costs between £20 and £40 per side, depending on the size of your property.
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