The unwanted rainwater that collects on your roof runs down and away from your house via the guttering. However, these same gutters collect moss and dry leaves, as well as develop mould. Additionally, roof slates may be dislodged and become trapped in the gutter. The accumulation of debris will inevitably result in iron gutters rusting or becoming loose and breaking away. Also, if the water cannot freely drain from the gutter during winter, it gradually becomes ice and can cause serious damage, which may even require the replacement of the gutter. More problems can emerge if insects, wasps or nesting birds, build nests among the debris gathered in the gutter.
Why is gutter cleaning necessary?
A blocked gutter will not operate efficiently, as the accumulated leaves and debris will restrict the flow of water into the down pipes. Inevitably the excess rainwater will spill over the sides of the gutter, onto the walls on the exterior of your property. The need to conduct expensive repairs and painting will become a reality over time, to restore the appearance of your property. A blocked gutter will also require replacement eventually, as it will become damaged. Additionally, as the water in the gutter freezes during winter, the weight will weigh down the gutter, resulting in damage to both the gutter and the roof. In exceptional cases, the weight of the ice can cause the gutters to separate from their fixings and create further damage. By cleaning the gutters on a regular basis, these issues can be avoided.
Be proactive – The most suitable time to clean your gutters
To extend the life of the gutters and to reduce damage, it is essential that the cleaning of the gutters is scheduled, similar to other maintenance tasks in the home. They should be cleaned at least twice per year, at the beginning of spring and autumn. The removal of the leaves will be an easier process at the beginning of autumn, as they are still dry. As precipitation occurs, the rainwater will travel more freely through the gutter, and there will be minimal damage if any at all to the gutter, as the water flows into the down pipe. Without debris entering the downpipe, clogging will be prevented, and you will avoid expensive repairs. In early spring, if the gutters are cleaned, the rainwater will flow freely and allow for the identification of any roof damage that has occurred as a result of winter storms.
The task of gutter cleaning can be very challenging physically and requires the investment of a good amount of time and the cost of a ladder. If you are not inclined to carry out the task of cleaning the gutters yourself, then it is advisable that you contract the services of Noble Clean to perform the job for you.
It is the responsibility of property owners to ensure that they maintain their building in a manner that promotes health and safety. Complying with current health and safety laws would be in the best interests of both themselves, their neighbours and passers-by. Once a gutter becomes clogged, there can be unwanted incidents and high costs involved. Gutter cleaning at least twice each year will divert the rainwater into the storm water drains.
In the maintenance of your property, you should not be concerned only with the interior of your home, but the external areas as well. Preserving the roof over your head provides the security you need and ensures that your home provides shelter and security for your family for several years to come. You need to have the gutters cleaned periodically, and any areas that are not easily accessible, inspected on a regular basis.
We are happy to hear from both residential and commercial customers that would benefit from our services. We currently cover the majority of the Barnsley area and if you suspect your guttering may be blocked, and you would like us to carry out a recorded inspection before cleaning commences, please contact us. For questions or more information or to book a visit by one of our expert technicians, please call our customer service FREEPHONE number 0800 802 1262