With it officially becoming Autumn it’s a good time to consider gutter maintenance and gutter cleaning. Although Autumn brings us nice crisp weather and seasonal events, it also brings a beautiful trail or leaves… in your gutter.
The main issues in Autumn are the amount of leaves that will get in the gutter combined with rain. The two combined cause blockages which can lead to leaks and damp patches which may escalate to structural issues in your building. Moreover, damp can cause significant problems to people’s health, which would mean people would require time off.
Gutter maintenance is essential as it ensures the regular inspection on your roof and helps to avoid massive and expensive issues further down the line. It’s important to regularly have your roof inspected to ensure you are aware of any problems developing to highlight issues as early as possible. Gutter maintenance and gutter cleaning professionals will look for blocked drains and sort the problem and search for any breakages and decay. Also, if you have any trees surrounding your building keep in mind that any loose branches could cause damage more rapidly, especially in Autumn. Moreover, if your roof is flat, it’s important to be especially vigilant. Roofs with no slopes mean there is a higher chance of leaves, debris and dirt to accumulate.
Additionally, gutter cleaning needs to be carried out to ensure stagnant water isn’t gathered in the blocked channels, which would lead to rotting. We would never recommend anyone clean their own gutters due to the health and safety risks associated with working at height, so ensure you always contact a professional to help with inspections.
If you have missed gutter maintenance or gutter cleaning you may have already seen an issue occurring. Firstly, don’t panic! You’re best to call a gutter maintenance company that can come out and assess your property. Hopefully, any blockages that have occurred can be simply removed and the problem with soon be corrected. However, if there are small damages, your gutter company could carry out simple repairs to fix the issue and ensure the safety of your building and staff.