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Why you should make school gutter cleaning your priority this February half term 

It hasn’t been long since the spring school term began at the start of January, and if you are a facilities manager for a school, then the chances are that you will be looking to plan the school’s maintenance for the year ahead. 

Following the Christmas holidays, it is likely that the vacated school grounds have been left dormant, and guttering vulnerable to the debilitating effects of extreme winter weather. This may mean they are overdue for a school gutter cleaning and possibly a gutter repair service.

However, once the term begins, it can feel as though there is no good time to schedule in a professional school gutter cleaning service, which is why you should be looking ahead to the February half term as an ideal time to pencil in your next school gutter cleaning

There are so many reasons why a professional gutter cleaning service should be your priority in the February half term, but the most important are: 

Regular school gutter cleaning maintains the appearance of your building

An overflowing and clogged gutter can cause aesthetic damage to your building that you may not be aware of, for example, overflowing water can seep into the external structures of the building – including the roof – which can lead to unsightly rotting. An overflowing gutter can also lead to staining and discolouration on the external walls of your school. 

Not only can these issues damage the structure of your building, but they can also make your school appear dilapidated. Organising routine school gutter cleaning can help maintain the professional and polished look of your school.

It is likely that your school’s gutters are harbouring debris from leaves that fell over the autumn and winter season, which makes it even more essential that you schedule a professional school gutter cleaning service for February half term.

For the safety of students and faculty members 

Maintaining guttering with a school gutter cleaning service is an essential step in keeping your school safe for students, parents and faculty members. 

Guttering that is severely blocked can pull away from the walls, which can cause damage to the building as well as the gutters. Not only does this pose a serious health and safety risk to individuals in the school, but it also impairs the structural integrity of the building. 

With this in mind, it is essential that you ensure that your school’s gutters are cleaned and maintained regularly, as neglected gutters can easily become a health and safety risk.

Gutters that haven’t had a professional clean for a significantly long time may also be damaged or cracked to such an extent that they require a gutter repair service. 

As a preventative, cost-saving measure 

By scheduling a school gutter cleaning service for the February half term, and making sure that your gutters have – at minimum – a bi-annual clean, you can ensure that you avoid some of the larger issues that we have discussed above from happening. 

Problems such as rotting to external structures, water-stained walls and damage to building structure are all expensive issues that are entirely preventable with regular school gutter cleaning. This is all the more relevant as school budgets become tighter and tighter each year. 

You should also be conscious as a facilities manager that insurance policies often won’t cover water damage that has occurred due to neglected gutters, making regular gutter cleaning an absolute essential in saving on costs.  

In summary

By making school gutter cleaning with a professional service provider, such as UK Gutters, your priority this February half term, you are making a decision to put the best interests of your school first.

In doing so, you can have peace of mind that you are taking care of your school’s building and protecting them from aesthetic and structural damage, as well as staying in line with health and safety policies and keeping costs at a minimum. 

HERE AT UK GUTTERS, OUR GUTTER MAINTENANCE SERVICES ARE SECOND TO NONE! TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR SCHOOL GUTTER CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE, CONTACT US ON 0800 046 1376 OR INFO@UKGUTTERS.CO.UK