Could a national gutter cleaning contract save you money?

What does a national gutter cleaning company do?

UK Gutter Maintenance Ltd works with a range of national brands, completing contract gutter cleaning all over the UK for household names and also small independent brands. But why and how would a national gutter cleaning contract save you money?

Having a national gutter cleaning contract with us means you can let us take care of scheduling maintenance works, and that we will always be available for any reactive gutter cleaning work you have. Our existing clients are always at the top of our priority list, meaning you don’t need to pay for expensive emergency fees when you need us the most. Having regular gutter cleaning and maintenance also dramatically reduces the need for emergency call-outs in the first place.

Why are UK Gutter Maintenance different from other national gutter cleaning companies?

UK Gutter Maintenance offers unrivalled service, competitive quotes and puts health and safety at the heart of any gutter clean or maintenance work. Our dedicated health and safety team will fully assess all work undertaken to ensure compliance for every job. We’ve been working with high street names, such as Carpet Right and Hermes for years, providing an extensive range of gutter cleaning and maintenance work on a regular basis.

What kinds of services are offered as part of a gutter cleaning contract?

As part of a gutter cleaning contract, we will always fully assess the site from ground level prior to any practical work commencing. This allows us to highlight any major issues and prepare you for disruptions or issues with the work we will undertake.

All works are carried out by experienced two man teams who hold appropriate skill cards, such as IPAF or PASMA and who are trained and certified first aiders. Any complex Health and Safety issues are dealt with on an individual basis.

What is the importance of having regular gutter cleaning?

Regular gutter cleaning and maintenance prevents the build-up of debris and highlights any issues or potential faults with guttering systems before they become a major issue. Our motto is that prevention is almost always cheaper than the cure, and our experience is a testament to this. Our clients continue to use our services and recommend us to others for our attention to detail and professionalism. For us, no job is too big, or small.

Our teams provide commercial gutter cleaning on a national scale, for businesses large and small! Call us today on 01748 835 454 to arrange a bespoke quotation or Contact Us via our online form.


Proud to Support a Homegrown Rugby Success Story

uk-gutter-maintenance-partnership-with-huish-tigersWith the Rugby World Cup reaching its frenzied and much anticipated climax, UK Gutter Maintenance is proud to announce its sponsorship of Carl Thompson, a player at Huish Tigers, a community led rugby club at the heart of grass roots rugby in Taunton, Somerset.

Formed in late 2019, with help from a grant from The Somerset Fund, Huish Tigers RFC provides rugby-based activities for all – men, women, juniors and seniors – and, following successive promotions, are now flying high in the Counties Tribute Somerset League.

“We believe that getting behind our young, local rugby talent is so important and, with the UK immersed in the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, now seemed like a fitting time to lend our support to such a great community cause,” said a spokesperson for UK Gutter Maintenance Ltd.

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing your Commercial Property for Autumn

As we step in to Autumn, cooler temperatures and wetter weather will most probably accompany us. Despite the vivid autumnal colours, these conditions pose potential risks to your commercial property.

In this post, we will guide you on how to prepare your commercial property for autumn, highlighting essential areas to focus on, especially at the start of the season. These precautions will ensure that your property remains in tip top shape, not only throughout autumn, but for the harsh winter months too.

Gutter Cleaning

As UK Gutter Maintenance are the experts in commercial gutter cleaning and maintenance, let’s start with your commercial property’s guttering. Over time, dirt and debris accumulates in the gutters and downpipes, leading to blockages. Blocked gutters not only damage the gutter itself but can also cause structural issues and rainwater damage.

This is why a Gutter Maintenance Schedule that is carried out regularly is essential. Regular cleaning and maintenance, such as clearing out the debris left from falling leaves, will also ensure that your guttering remains free from blockages and in optimum condition throughout the season.

Roof Inspection and Maintenance

As we approach the colder, wetter months of autumn and winter, inspecting the roof of your commercial property becomes crucial for maintenance. The last thing you want is a leak that could damage your stock, machinery or other invaluable assets. Loose tiles or boards can also pose a threat to people or other properties.

Fortunately, at UK Gutter Maintenance, we provide comprehensive commercial roofing services alongside our gutter cleaning and maintenance options. This allows you to address these important aspects of gutter maintenance and roof inspections in one efficient and cost-effective solution.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC)

Don’t let the oncoming chill associated with autumn and winter hamper yours or your employees work. As the temperature drops, it is crucial for both comfort and productivity to have a well functioning heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in place.

Keep your employees warm and focused by scheduling a thorough service to check your filters, calibrate thermostats and adjust supply registers.

Essential Winter Precautions for Water Pipes

To safeguard your water pipes and avoid potential costly disasters, it is crucial to conduct a thorough inspection for leaks and damage on all exterior and exposed pipes.

Equally important is ensuring proper insulation, especially during the winter months. This simple, proactive step will effectively prevent freezing and bursting. By following these precautionary measures, you can protect your pipes and avoid any potentially expensive problems.

Landscaping – Keeping the Outside Out

When it comes to commercial properties, it is crucial to address any landscaping issues that could potentially affect the structure of the buildings, or pose a risk to health and safety. This includes removing trees, branches and shrubs that could be problematic.

It is also important to ensure that fire exits are clear of vegetation, that branches do not hang over the roof, and that there are no loose paving stones or potholes on the premises.

Exterior and Surfaces

As you inspect your roof, gutters and draining, don’t forget to assess the overall exterior of your commercial property. Pay particular attention to any cracks, holes, chips, or signs of structural damage. These vulnerabilities can allow moisture to seep into the building during colder months, potentially leading to significant problems further down the line.

So there you have it, those are the essential factors to keep in mind when preparing your commercial property for autumn and winter.

Of course if you have any questions or need more information about our commercial gutter cleaning or roofing services, please feel free to contact us or call us on 01748 385 454.

Five Reasons Why The Summer Is A Great Time To Clean Your Business’ Gutters

With the warmer weather comes thoughts of sun, sand, sea and maybe even an ice cream or two. The beautifully sunny dry days in the summer also present a perfect opportunity for you to get in a professional gutter cleaning company to give your business’ gutters the once over before the wind and rain arrives in the Autumn. Here’s five reasons why the summer is a great time to clean your business’ gutters.

Warm & Dry Weather

It goes without saying that the dry weather makes inspecting your gutters that much easier as all the dirt and debris should have dried out, making the amount of it easier to see and subsequently clear out. The warmer weather also makes it easier and safer for our professional gutter maintenance technicians to access the building’s gutters.

Easier to check for damp

Although the British summertime isn’t always warm and dry, if you find damp patches or cracked walls in the building, it could be a sign that your gutters could be in need of some attention. Damp can be caused by leaking gutters, and leaks can occur for a number of reasons, from blockages to broken downpipes.

Good Preparation For Autumn & Winter

Getting your gutters cleaned in the Autumn and Winter is a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. There’s a good chance that your gutters are already filled with silt, debris, twigs and leaves from last winter, so they’re already likely to be blocked and overflowing. The last thing you need or want is for that to get worse this Autumn when leaves start falling off the trees. That’s why we advise that you get your gutters cleared in the summer, to remove debris from last winter and prepare them for the coming months.

UV Deterioration

Whilst the sun is great news when it comes to undertaking the gutter maintenance itself, it can be bad news for roofs and guttering. UV rays can damage certain aspects of your roof system, particularly flat roofs, and that could mean expensive repairs further down the line if it’s not checked sooner rather than later.

Get Booked In Sooner

People usually start thinking about their gutters when they notice it’s leaking, which of course normally happens when we get large amounts of rain. So, with guttering and roofs likely to be at the back of many people’s minds when it’s warm and sunny outside, there’s a possibility that they may not think of booking in for some summer gutter maintenance – unless they’ve read this blog of course! Why not take advantage of other businesses resting on their laurels and get booked in with us today.

These are just five reasons why you should consider undertaking some routine gutter maintenance in the summer months, but there are undoubtedly more that we haven’t mentioned here. However, if this isn’t enough to convince you to get booked in to address all your commercial gutter maintenance needs, then feel free to get in touch with us via email or call us on 01748 835 454 for more information.

Five Things To Consider When Choosing A Facilities Management Company

Here at UK Gutter Maintenance, we work with a variety of companies to address their gutter cleaning needs, including working with clients directly, as well as with a number of facilities management companies. As such we know a thing or two about what a good facilities management company should look like, and what to consider when choosing one.

With the right decision, you can expect to enjoy both cost savings and improved efficiency from having professional oversight of your property from an expert facilities management company, particularly if you’re running a multi-site business. But there are many factors to consider when choosing one, so how do you decide which is best for your organisation’s needs? Here we share five key considerations that will help guide you through the process of selecting an experienced and reputable facility manager for your estate.

Know Your Needs

Whether you’re a business owner, Operations Director or Buildings & Estates Manager, it’s important to understand what kind of services you need from a facilities management company to ensure that they are the right fit for your business, and this includes ensuring that they consider any quirks or variables which are specific to your business. For instance, do you require regular cleaning services or occasional deep cleaning? Do you need a provider who can manage your on-site security or your building’s energy efficiency? Are you looking for someone to provide routine gutter maintenance services to ensure your outside is as pristine as your inside? Understanding your needs is key to pinpointing the right facilities management partner who can offer you tailored services that meet your business’s unique needs. By doing so, you’ll be able to maximise your facility’s efficiency, minimise costs and ensure that your operations run smoothly.

Research Different Options

When it comes to facilities management, it’s crucial to find a company that can meet your needs whilst providing high-quality service. Researching different options can help you to understand what kind of services are available in the market, allowing you to compare pricing and customer reviews. Whilst it can seem like a daunting task, taking the time to find the best facilities management company for you can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. It may be that you don’t actually need a facilities management company at all, and would prefer to tender specific elements of their services to individual companies who are specialists in their field. For example, you may wish to have heating and plumbing experts looking after your boilers or a gutter maintenance specialist such as ourselves to take care of your gutters and roofing.

Check References and Reviews

Just as it is when buying or entering into a contract for anything, when it comes to selecting a facilities management company, checking references and reviews should be a top priority. It’s a crucial step to getting a better understanding of how the company operates and their level of service. Asking for references from previous clients can give you insight into things like reliability, communication, and overall satisfaction. Once you have those references, be sure to follow up with them and ask specific questions about their experience with the company. This way, you can make an informed decision about whether or not a particular company is the right fit for your needs. Remember, taking the time to check references is an investment in the future success of your facility.

Contract Length

When selecting a facilities management company, one important aspect to consider is the length of contract you are willing to commit to. It is crucial to determine the optimal duration of the contract that meets your organisation’s needs. Longer contracts typically come with more favourable rates and allow for the company to invest in your facilities for a longer period of time. However, shorter contracts provide flexibility in the event that your organisation’s needs change or you are dissatisfied with the services provided. Ultimately, it is important to carefully assess your needs and weigh the pros and cons before signing on the dotted line.

Get It In Writing

It’s always important to clearly outline any agreements made between yourself and others. Whether it’s a business deal or a personal arrangement, making sure everything is in writing can save a lot of headaches down the line. A written contract can help to clarify any confusion over terms or expectations, ensuring that both parties are on the same page. Not only this, but it may be an idea to obtain a Service Level Agreement (SLA) which defines the level of service expected from a vendor, laying out the metrics by which service is measured, as well as remedies or penalties should agreed-on service levels not be achieved. This goes that one step further than a simple contract, which typically only dictates payment and length of the service. Ultimately though, by having at least one physical document to refer back to, everyone involved can feel confident that they understand their responsibilities and obligations.

All in all, when it comes to choosing the right facilities management company for your business, it is essential to do your research and understand what services you need. Not only should you consider the different options available and compare their services, pricing, and customer reviews, but also check references of any potential providers to make sure they are reliable. Furthermore, you should also determine how long you would like to be tied into a contract with them before signing on the dotted line as well as ensure that all agreements are written out in a contract. Taking these measures will help guarantee that you pick the right facility management company who will meet your needs and expectations while allowing your business to thrive.

Why Facilities Management best practice can help meet carbon emission targets

As businesses strive to meet increasingly challenging carbon emission targets, Facilities Management professionals must rise to the occasion and explore ways in which they can make a difference by bringing best practice into operations. From energy management systems and renewable sources of power to smart monitoring solutions and improved processes, optimised Facilities Management strategies play an essential role in reducing emissions while also improving efficiency levels within commercial properties. In this article, we delve deeper into how best practice protocols implemented at a facilities level can help organisations achieve their greenest goals.


Meeting carbon emission targets is a huge challenge facing us today. Unfortunately, many activities are difficult or even impossible to decarbonize, meaning that our options for reducing emissions are limited. Fortunately, facilities management provides some promising opportunities for achieving our carbon emission targets. Through best practices such as energy management systems, energy audit and retrofitting measures, FM departments can play an important role in helping businesses and organisations meet their goals of reducing emissions. By introducing and embedding these processes into existing procedures, we can help ensure a better future with quieter and cleaner operations within our own facilities.


Facilities Management is a complex area, involving a range of elements and practices. These activities aim to ensure that facilities are maintained in safe and efficient working condition, but best practice goes beyond this to include reducing costs, promoting sustainability and meeting carbon emission targets. Key elements of Facilities Management best practice therefore include energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting technology, policies on water use and reuse as well as waste stream management. In addition, strong links between communications systems used by both customers and staff should be put in place to ensure that integrated real-time data can be used to identify trends and enable timely decision making. Ultimately it is through the combination of these key elements that Facilities Management becomes an effective approach for organisations looking to change their environmental performance.


Energy efficiency is a key factor in reducing overall carbon emissions and improving a building’s performance. By understanding the best practices for Facilities Management, businesses can make well-informed decisions about their heating, cooling, lighting and other energy requirements. Journeying down this path can result in a lower carbon footprint through focusing on improved equipment efficiency, proper scheduled maintenance and utilising renewable sources of energy. Reducing unnecessary energy costs also leads to potential monetary savings as well as improved occupant health and comfort. Working with facilities management best practice is thus an essential step for any business looking to make meaningful strides against its greenhouse gas reduction targets.


Implementing smart technologies to monitor energy usage is a great way for Facilities Managers to reduce their carbon emissions, as well as helping the organisation reach its targets. Smart technology can accurately measure energy consumption – something that would be difficult and time consuming to do manually – and alert Facilities Managers when there is wasteful or unexpected usage. Through more precise data collection, it can also help with controlling temperatures in different zones of a building, and enable automated electricity metering adjusted to occupant occupancy levels. By having real-time insight into the performance of building systems – such as ventilation, heat pumps and lighting – Facilities Managers can leverage potential efficiency gains. Smart technology thus gives the occupational end user better visibility of their energy footprints, making them more aware of how they can contribute towards meeting environmental targets.


In order to effectively reduce costs and improve energy efficiency, a key strategy is for Facility Managers to review their processes and operations. Reducing their reliance on traditional methods can help create more efficient processes that save time, money and energy. For example, the shift from manual processes to using digital solutions such as automated asset tracking and integrated building management systems allow companies to greatly reduce their carbon emissions by optimising heating and cooling settings, as well as lighting schedules. Additionally, conducting energy audits can reveal ways in which unnecessary energy is being wasted and enable Facility Managers to make more informed decisions about how they operate their facilities with greater efficiency. Implementing these strategies, along with other eco-friendly initiatives such as meadow planting or greywater recycling systems, provides an effective way to cut costs while reducing the company’s overall carbon footprint.


Green building standards and regulations are a powerful tool for helping to meet carbon emission targets. By focusing on creating efficient buildings that reduce energy consumption, investments in facilities management best practices can help to reduce emissions from buildings. From efficiency upgrades and renewable energy solutions to smart operational practices, such as regular maintenance checks or implementing low-carbon building materials, these measures can have a big effect on reducing the environmental impact of buildings while providing long-term cost savings. Additionally, these measures work hand-in-hand with other mitigation efforts, such as investing in safer modes of transportation like electric vehicles or waste disposal protocols that mitigate methane production. Knowing the role that green building practices play will help ensure equitable and effective carbon emissions reduction strategies in the future.

Facilities Management best practice is essential for both reducing carbon emissions and improving building performance. The key elements of this approach include energy efficiency, smart technologies to reduce energy usage, cost cutting strategies, and adherence to green building standards and regulations. All these tactics are necessary to help organisations meet their sustainability targets. However, the success of these efforts hinges on having a reliable and competent partner that understands the value of such initiatives. With the right partner, the organisation can take strides towards not just meeting but exceeding its carbon emission targets – no matter what size or scale of project it aims to tackle.

Five Facilities Management Hints and Tips You Need To Know

Are you a facilities manager struggling to keep up with the demands of your job? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, nearly 70% of facilities managers said they are overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks they have to juggle on a daily basis.

But don’t despair – there are ways to get ahead of the chaos and take control of your workload. In this blog post, we’ll share five facilities management hints and tips that will help you get organised and streamline your operations. So read on, and take back control of your facilities today!

Understand your building and what it needs – every facility is different and has different requirements.

It is important to understand the demands of your building and plan accordingly. Every facility has different needs, ranging from operational issues such as energy efficiency or maintenance timelines, to design concerns like architectural style and building materials. A comprehensive evaluation will help balance all of these factors and determine the desired priorities for a particular building. Looking at the history of past needs and changes can also provide more insight into both current requirements and potential future evolution. Working collaboratively with building owners, occupants, operations professionals, designers and contractors can make sure that everyone’s goals for the building are addressed. Ultimately, ongoing evaluation is essential to ensure the health of any facility.

Have a plan in place for when things go wrong – because they inevitably will at some point!

At times, life can seem overwhelming and it can feel like we are constantly dealing with issues. It’s important to remember that things don’t always go according to plan and having a strategy in place to cope with these unexpected changes is key. Having a backup plan when issues arise allows us to still focus on achieving our goals rather than getting derailed along the way. This can provide a sense of comfort by offering us the security that we have something in place for when push comes to shove. Creating contingency plans for when something goes wrong is a great way to remain confident despite potential roadblocks, so take the time to map out your options through both good and bad times.

Be prepared to change your plans on the fly – be flexible and adaptable to whatever comes your way.

Flexibility and adaptability are two essential tools that you must have in your toolbox when it comes to staying successful in challenging conditions. Whether you encounter a roadblock or an unexpected opportunity, being prepared to change up your plan of attack is a great way to make sure that you keep moving forward. Being able to think on your feet and pivot quickly to adjust for new circumstances allows you to stay ahead of the curve, instead of getting left behind when things take an unexpected turn. With this skill in your arsenal, you’re guaranteed to set yourself up for success no matter what life throws at you.

Keep communication open between all parties involved – from tenants to contractors, everyone needs to be on the same page.

Establishing clear and open communication between tenants, landlords and contractors is essential for the smooth running of a rental property. Keeping all parties informed allows for proactive problem solving and increases the chances of discrepancies being avoided. As a landlord, one way to ensure effective communication is to set up regular check-ins or meetings with tenants so any issues can be discussed in a timely manner. It’s also important to create an open line of dialogue with contractors working on the property, so that everyone is aware of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and who is responsible for communicating progress. When all involved have access to information and understand their roles in the process, it’s more likely that issues will be identified before they become bigger problems.

Always stay organised and keep good records – this will save you time and hassle down the line.

Having good organisational habits and keeping up with your records can save you a lot of headaches. Being organised allows you to easily access important documents when needed, meaning you don’t have to waste time searching for them. It also means you have the right information needed so that you can make the best decisions in all your endeavours. Regularly updating and managing records not only ensures you don’t overlook crucial details but also allows you to stay on top of deadlines, saving stress and frustration down the line. Making a commitment to always stay organised and keep good records will pay off in the end!

All in all, managing your building can be a real challenge, but with the right approach it doesn’t have to be. It’s important to take the time to understand your building and its unique needs, while at the same time anticipating any potential issues that could arise. Be kind and keep open communication between everyone involved in order for problems to be solved quickly and efficiently. Additionally, stay organised and keep detailed records of everything that happens – this will benefit you greatly when something goes wrong. Knowing how to appropriately manage a facility involves having a good plan as well as being able to roll with whatever changes come your way. If you remember these guidelines, then running a successful facility will become much easier!

How To Reduce Commercial Building Maintenance Costs

To keep a commercial building in good condition, regular maintenance is essential. But, as any property manager knows, maintenance can be expensive, and could be thought of as something to cut back on, given the current economic climate! With this in mind, in this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to reduce your building’s maintenance costs. Whether you’re looking to save money on repairs or common area cleaning, these tips will help you reduce expenses and keep your property in top shape. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Implement a regular cleaning schedule and stick to it.

A regular commercial gutter cleaning schedule can be beneficial for commercial businesses hoping to maintain their premises in top condition. Yes, we know we’re recommending an increase in initial outgoings with this one, but long term, it will save you money.

Your cleaning schedule should incorporate internal and external factors, from floors to guttering and everything in between. Pay particular attention to things which may seem small but could evolve into larger, more expensive problems, for example the regular maintenance and cleaning of your guttering, which if ignored, could cause damage to your building’s walls and roof. We would recommend cleaning your guttering at least twice a year, but once a quarter would be better!

Educate your employees on the importance of cleanliness and proper maintenance.

Educating your employees on the importance of cleanliness and proper maintenance is a key part of efficient workplace operations. It may seem like small details, but it’s important to make sure that every employee is following safety procedures and staying aware of sanitation tactics. Not only does this keep the workplace clean, but it also helps prevent accidents and the spread of germs. A clean organisation will always be more productive and help ensure the health and wellbeing of its employees. By educating employees on both practical knowledge such as how to properly use cleaning agents as well as emphasising how it helps maintain effective workplaces, you can create a culture among all staff members that respect and maintain proper cleanliness in the workplace.

Inspect the building regularly for any damages or repairs that need to be made.

Regularly inspecting a building for damages or repairs is an important part of ensuring its longevity. Be sure to check gutters for any blockages that may need to be cleared, or signs that the gutters themselves are in need of replacing. Pay attention to the roof too – look out for loose tiles and make sure there’s no deterioration around vent stacks or chimneys. By conducting regular inspections and making necessary repairs along the way, damages can be avoided and the life of your building extended.
Fix any leaks or water damage as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

If you have any leaks or water damage in the premises, then it is important to fix them as soon as possible. Water damage can cause a lot of other problems, like mould growth or structural damage. The sooner you fix the problem, the less damage it will do.

Regularly check the HVAC system and make sure it is working properly.

Keeping your HVAC system in good running order is of the utmost importance if you want to stay comfortable in your premises. Regularly checking and servicing the system will not only help extend its life, but it can also help make sure it is operating as efficiently as possible so you can save money on energy bills. It’s a good idea to check the HVAC system at least every six months, or biannually, and call a professional to conduct an inspection or tune-up. Make sure to replace any air filters found inside the system, too. Scheduled maintenance like this can help ensure that your HVAC system will perform exactly how it’s intended to for years to come!

Keep an eye out for pests and infestations, and call in a professional if necessary.

Pests and infestations can be incredibly damaging to your property if ignored. To protect the structure and value of your premises, it is important to check for signs of pests regularly. It may be hard to detect some types of pests until the damage is already done, so make sure to call a certified pest control specialist if you suspect an infestation. A pro can identify potential problems quickly, and provide fast and effective treatment solutions to keep your location free from worms, termites, rodents, and other pests. Plus, they can help you create an action plan for preventing future infestations. Keeping a lookout for insects and other unwelcome guests should be part of your regular maintenance routine in order to protect one of your biggest investments!

As such, having a regular cleaning schedule is essential for the health and safety of your workplace and its occupants. Through education, inspections, and quick fixes any facility can remain in top condition. System checks are important to minimise energy consumption as well as insect infestations. Taking these necessary steps can ensure that your workplace maintains a clean environment that not only makes you feel good but also improves overall morale, increases productivity levels, and can even prevent legal liabilities due to employee illnesses or occupational hazards associated with poor hygiene. From proper maintenance practices, to weekly or monthly cleaning protocols, implementing the essential measures outlined above can promote a healthier work environment that all employees are sure to appreciate.