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Carrying out gutter repairs during COVID-19

It was no secret that the coronavirus outbreak upended normal life, and put an end to most of our everyday activities.

From going to work to socialising – there was one unspoken victim of lockdown life – guttering. For almost four months, guttering systems across the nation have been neglected, as workforces became remote, and gutter management companies had to pause operations. 

Thankfully, as lockdown restrictions are gradually relaxed, gutter maintenance companies – like UK Gutters – have been able to resume operations. We are now available to carry out routine gutter repairs and maintenance, as well as rectifying any issues that have occurred as a result of lockdown measures.

You may be wondering how we can resume our normal operations. Thankfully, we’ve put together a short guide below.

Reestablishing ‘normal’ gutter operations

Prior to lockdown, carrying out gutter maintenance was already a socially-distanced activity. Our teams work outside in the fresh air, and can be more than two-metres (or one metre-plus) apart at any time.

To be able to carry out work safely, we provided our teams with state-of-the-art PDA devices. With these devices, our two-man gutter repair teams are able to complete risk assessments and service reports digitally, which can then be sent directly to the client.

By going both paperless and contactless, we have minimised the risk of accidentally spreading COVID (or other infections) between teams and clients – thus keeping our workforce (and yours) safe.

How are UK Gutters carrying out COVID-secure gutter repairs

Here at UK Gutters, we know we have a vital part to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. This, if anything, has made us more determined to carry gutter repair work safely.

The health and safety of our workforce and clients alike remains our absolute priority, and, as such, our actions (including the work we undertake) are guided by the latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England.

As we have already mentioned, we have overhauled our processes, and have embraced a contactless way of working. We have also taken sensible action to prevent the spread of coronavirus, by ensuring our workers have access to sanitising products, and personal protective equipment (PPE), should they wish to use it.

For more information about the steps we are taking to keep our workforce safe, read our COVID-19 statement

To summarise…

If your gutters have been neglected over the past few months as a result of the pandemic, then we would wholly recommend contacting a gutter maintenance professional – like UK Gutters – to carry out routine work that has otherwise been missed.

If you have noticed any serious issues with your gutters that simply cannot wait – contact us today to find out more about our gutter repair services.