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Reduce the risk of damaged gutters this winter with preventative gutter maintenance

Here at UK Gutters, we have 11 years of experience in cleaning, repairing and maintaining gutters for commercial, retail and industrial businesses, so we have extensive experience with the toll that the winter season can take on your gutters! 

Following autumn, if your gutters haven’t been maintained it is possible that they are already in dire straits, and well overdue some gutter maintenance.

However, even if your gutters were serviced during autumn, you may need to invest in gutter maintenance to ensure your gutters stay working at their best, and avoid damage through the coldest and most extreme season of them all. 

UK Gutters routine maintenance service comprises of: 

What are the dangers to your gutters over the winter season? 

Blocked Guttering

Gutters can become easily blocked by leaves and other debris during the autumn months. If left unattended, come winter, this can escalate quickly as trapped water freezes, expands and poses the risk of splitting your gutters.

To identify whether or not your gutters are blocked and holding excess water, check for overflowing water and small cracks or splits in your guttering, however for a professional view on the state of your gutters you are best using a gutter maintenance service, like the one provided by UK Gutters.

We would always recommend booking preventative gutter maintenance, to reduce the likelihood of damage occurring.

Frozen Guttering 

Winter brings along with it the risk of frozen guttering. Frozen guttering can be not only a nuisance for your drainage, and cause cracks and damage to your guttering, but also cause structural damage as expanding gutters pull at the building. This could pose a risk to people who work, live in or frequent your property. 

Gutter maintenance throughout the winter season is the most effective way that you can ensure the risk of frozen gutters is significantly reduced. 

By taking a “prevention over cure” approach, you can include regular gutter cleaning and maintenance in your annual strategic facility plan to combat the possible adverse effects of winter on your guttering and property. 

To summarise… 

Winter can wreak havoc on your guttering causing damage to both your guttering and your building if proper gutter maintenance and cleaning are not carried out regularly. Leaves and frozen guttering can throw a major spanner in the works, and may cause irreparable damage if left unchecked. 

By ensuring that you are prepared with regular gutter maintenance, your property is in the best possible position to see out the winter season with minimal damage to your guttering.

OUR TEAMS PROVIDE REGULAR CLEANING AND GUTTER MAINTENANCE ON A NATIONAL SCALE, FOR RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ALIKE. TO HELP AVOID GUTTER DAMAGE THIS WINTER, GET IN TOUCH TODAY ON 0800 046 1376, OR EMAIL US AT INFO@UKGUTTERS.CO.UK – WE’LL BE HAPPY TO HELP!