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School’s out, gutter cleaning is in!

Now that the kids are on their summer holiday and the school grounds have been vacated by pupils and teachers, there is no better time for a facilities manager to book a professional gutter cleaning.

As school’s are regularly populated, it is understandable that scheduling gutter maintenance can be impractical during the school’s regular operating hour. However, with the sun still shining and the dry weather offering safer conditions, gutter maintenance can be carried out effectively and efficiently.

We always suggest that preventative measures, such as scheduling biannual gutter cleanings, are the best way to ensure the longevity of the property’s gutters as well as supporting in maintaining the structural integrity of the building. We’ve listed the reasons why scheduling gutter cleanings should be a priority for school facility managers and why the summer holidays are the optimum time to get this in before the showers later in the year.

No.1 Safety

Gutter damage can come in many forms, such as external staining, organic growth, leaking windows, as well as internal flooding. All of which is a result of both damaged gutters and downspouts. The damage usually tends to be in the form of blockages, cracks or loosened fixtures. By omitting regular inspections to ensure these implications are not occurring, you can be putting the building and its occupants at risk of a weakening structure and bacteria build-up.

No.2 Save costs

Biannual gutter cleanings and inspections can considerably reduce the costs that come out of the school’s annual budget. This includes repairs and replacements of gutters, but also any damage to the building caused by failing gutters. Ensuring that regular gutter cleanings are scheduled during the school holidays allows for active gutter maintenance to be carried out, guaranteeing a longer gutter lifespan.

The most significant financial risk to not maintaining gutters is water damage. Water damage can begin slowly and can be easily mistaken for something minor. However, if it is the result of a failing gutter, damage can develop quickly in a short space of time. Water damage can affect the building’s roof, walls, windows and foundations. Furthermore, many insurers do not cover water damage, so this expense may be required to come out of the school’s annual budget. For these reasons, we recommend that when there are any signs of water damage, whether big or small, a professional gutter cleaning service is used to inspect the condition of the gutters.

No.3 Reputation

Damaged gutters or damage as a result of failing gutters is not only a significant implication on health and safety and the building itself, but it is also an eyesore. Evidence of mould, water residue, and external or internal damage can out shadow the school’s credentials, making it appear as an inadequate environment for children and the faculty.

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