When it comes to building maintenance, gutter cleaning is usually overlooked. Company owners tend to forget about gutter cleaning until it’s too late, but your gutters can turn your building into a nightmare.
What is the purpose of a gutter?
Gutters channel rain or melted snow away from your building and its foundations. Gutters can be made of a variety of materials such as vinyl, copper, and aluminium.
Why is it essential to get your gutters cleaned regularly?
Gutters collect a lot of debris, such as leaves. If they become too clogged, it can cause water to back up and possibly cost you thousands of pounds in roof damage. Not to mention, dirty gutters can make an attractive home for rodents to nest in.
How often should you clean your gutters?
Gutter cleaning will depend on your location. More arid climates may result in gutters that don’t need to be cleaned that often. However, if you have a lot of trees around your building, you could be looking at cleaning your gutters every four to six months. Remember, cleaning your gutters now means possibly saving thousands later.
Gutter covers can help deter debris from getting into your gutter system and allow you to conduct gutter cleaning once a year versus several times a year. Even with gutter covers, it’s still a good idea to get a look at your gutters every four to six months to ensure that leaves aren’t getting in.
Can we clean our gutters ourselves?
Of course, gutter cleaning is something a building manager can do. However, it can be a dangerous job. Be sure to check your ladder and make sure it is sturdy. When placing your ladder, make sure the ground isn’t soft. Also be aware of putting your ladder against the gutter and causing damage to it.
Rather than the risk of falling, many organisations opt to have an expert do the gutter cleaning. During a routine gutter cleaning, a professional will check the roof, downspouts, and gutters. They will remove any debris they find. They will also check for any loose gutter spike and make sure the gutter parts aren’t compromised.
The importance of cleaning your gutters – where to find out more
To find out more about our gutter cleaning service, read our page on commercial gutter cleaning.
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