How often do you think about guttering? We doubt it’s very often at all. It might be an integral part of your housing structure but as it’s out of sight it’s usually out of mind too. That is until there’s a problem with it and it’s causing damage to other parts of your home. Guttering might seem like an irrelevant part of your property that you don’t need to think about but gutter cleaning is important.
Due to where they’re fitted, it’s easy for gutters to become clogged with moss, leaves, rubbish, and other debris, particularly if your garden is filled with tall trees. Gutters perform an important job. They keep the rainwater off your walls and stop damp ingress in your home. When they fail it can be a costly job to repair the damage that the rainwater has caused. Made from plastic, steel, or cast iron, all gutters perform better when they well maintained, helping to keep your house in tip-top condition throughout the year too.
While gutter maintenance doesn’t have to be performed too frequently – typically twice a year – it shouldn’t be one that you put off indefinitely. They don’t only need to be checked for blockages, which need to be cleared away, but for broken pipes and loose fittings too.
Cleaning gutters can be a messy and smelly job thanks to the collected debris and standing rainwater depending on how frequently they’re cleared out. Due to the height of gutters, cleaning them out can be a dangerous task and might require specialist equipment. Even with the right tools to hand, it can be a challenging and troublesome chore, that’s why we advise that you use a professional company, taking the task out of your hands.
A company that’s experienced in cleaning and maintaining gutters should cover a variety of jobs when you hire them, including:
- Clearing out any debris and blockages from the gutters.
- Ensuring that all fittings are secure.
- Spotting and repairing any damage that has been caused to the gutter, such as breakages from adverse weather.
- Identifying any leaks, sagging, missing fixtures, and other problems that could impact the integrity of your home.
- Offering advice on maintenance and repair work to ensure that your home remains safe and dry.
If you’re looking for advice on your home’s guttering system or have a job that needs completing, Rainbow International has the team and skills you need to ensure your home stays in excellent condition.
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