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The challenges with warehouse gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance

We’re coming up to our busiest time of the year for gutter cleaning and maintenance. The drier, warmer weather is beginning to turn, and soon trees will start to shed their leaves, leaving behind a whole host of debris sure to clog even much of even the cleanest gutters.

For many, gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance is relatively straightforward, but for some, this isn’t the case. Warehouses and other significant sized commercial properties in particular often pose many challenges when it comes to gutter cleaning and maintenance, but do you know what they are? Many warehouses and commercial properties are much more complicated than domestic buildings, and the guttering systems used can be the same, too. So we’ve compiled the challenges with warehouse gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance, below:

1 – The height of guttering on warehouses

Working at height requires a significant increase in health and safety considerations, including compliance with HSE Working at Height regulations. Our dedicated on-site health and safety manager ensures all work we complete is done so by following these regulations. We have also achieved Altius, SafeContractor, CHAS and Constructionline approval.

2 – Access to warehouse gutters

Access to guttering systems can be an issue at the best of times, but this is heightened when dealing with a warehouse type building. The size and scale of the buildings indicate extensive lengths of guttering, and access to all of these areas may be limited. It is essential to use the appropriate access method for cleaning warehouse gutters, whether this is via a liveried boom van/cherry picker, valley walker or simple harness and anchor points.

3 – Professional equipment required to clean the gutters on warehouses

Similarly to ensuring you use appropriate means and machinery to gain access to your warehouse gutters, it’s essential to use the correct professional equipment to conduct the cleaning of your gutters. Many companies use a power poll or similar to clean the gutters from the ground, this, in theory, sounds like a great way to counteract health and safety risks associated with working at height or those appropriate for hard to access areas, but in fact could end up costing you a fortune to have a job appropriately re-done at a later date. It is impossible to adequately asses the extent a gutter clean is required without a visual inspection; a power pole is likely to touch only the surface of any problem or blockage.

4 – Flat roofs and safety underfoot

Many warehouses, particularly those with vast expanses of flat roofing can be unsafe underfoot. When this is the case, it is essential to have a qualified health and safety specialist to asses the site before any work commences.

5 – Not all companies can complete extensive warehouse gutter maintenance and cleaning

At UK Gutter Maintenance, we service the whole of the UK for their commercial, industrial and warehouse gutter cleaning, maintenance and repair needs. Why not give us a call today for a no-obligation quote?

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