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5 reasons why gutter maintenance should be part of your strategic facility plan in 2019

Your commercial property may not be able to exclaim “new year, new me!” come January 1st, but making regular gutter maintenance part of your strategic facility plan in 2019 will leave it feeling as good as new.

If you’re still unsure as to how an effective gutter maintenance plan could benefit both you and your industrial building, here are our top five reasons:

1. You can save money

Regular gutter maintenance reduces the likelihood of existing problems that have previously gone unnoticed escalating into massive expenses. Plus, investing in a national gutter cleaning contract will also help keep the costs down if something unexpected does happen (and help is needed immediately) – even though regular cleaning and maintenance reduce the need for emergency callouts in the first place.

As we’ve mentioned before, the guttering on your commercial or industrial property is the first line of defence against bigger, more intrusive problems. By including regular gutter maintenance in your strategic facility plan in 2019, you’ll be helping to keep the overall structural integrity of your building in-tact.

2. You’re keeping your employees safe

Improper gutter maintenance and cleaning can result in damp and mould growth, which can then turn into rot – which puts both the building and workforce at risk. After all, damp is associated with a host of health problems, that could ultimately result in staff having to take time off without warning.

Thankfully, regular gutter maintenance can help rectify many of the problems that can contribute to the growth of damp and mould. Including gutter maintenance in your plan for 2019 can help resolve these issues quickly, reducing the potential impact on staff health. Ultimately, a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce.

3. You’ll be helping to reduce the risk of seasonal damage

The weather can quickly take its toll on your gutters all year round without you noticing. The spring winds, summer storms, autumn leaves and winter ice all like to make their presence known – and each come with their own, well-known issues.

By incorporating a biannual routine gutter maintenance check into your strategic facility plan next year, the guttering on your commercial property will be cleaned, and any issues that have arisen will be fixed. Your building will be protected for the coming months, and the cost of disaster will be significantly reduced.

4. Your gutters won’t need replacing as often

Nothing lasts forever, but that doesn’t mean that you should be replacing your gutters regularly. If it feels like you’re replacing the guttering on your commercial property every (metaphorical) two minutes, then it’s probably a sure sign that your gutters could benefit from featuring in your 2019 facility plan. When done correctly, gutter maintenance should help extend the lifespan of your gutters to more than twenty years.

Implementing a twice-yearly gutter maintenance check as part of your wider facility management work can help prolong the life of your gutters. The small problems that can arise are quickly detected and solved, protecting you, your gutters and your building from disaster.

5. Your building will thank you

As the year winds up, we’ll forgive you for putting off your gutter maintenance – but bad habits are hard to break. Letting little problems get out of hand can damage the structural integrity of your building, thus drastically shortening its lifespan.

Ultimately, including gutter maintenance in your 2019 strategic facility plan has many benefits. Gutter maintenance and cleaning plans can be tailored to best suit the needs of your property and business, helping to protect valuable assets for years to come. Most importantly, you will be proactively preventing many of the problems that are known to plague industrial and commercial businesses nationwide.

Are you convinced? If you don’t currently have a team of gutter cleaning professionals that you can trust to hand, give one of our friendly members a call on 0800 046 1376, or email us at info@ukgutters.co.uk – we’ll be happy to help!