In this post we share the 5 signs your gutters need cleaning, so you know what to look out for. It is often difficult to know if your gutters are full of debris as most of us can’t see into them very easily but look out for the signs below and you’ll know when to act.
If you notice water pouring over the edge of your gutters or from the top of your downpipe, it is sure sign that you gutters are in need of a clean. Chances are that if they are overflowing, then they are pretty full and potentially blocked. Time to call in a gutter cleaning professional to get them cleared.
Another sign that there is a lot of debris up there. If you notice that your guttering us starting to sag this could be an indication that the weight of debris in them is taking its toll. Without having them cleared, the weight of whatever is inside of the guttering will eventually cause them to split and break. Far better to get them cleaned out before damage is done and it becomes a much more costly problem.
Plant Life Appearing
The time that you start to notice grass growing from your guttering is the time that you need to get someone to clean them out for you. This is a far more common situation than you might imagine and comes about because unfortunately home owners don’t realise how important it is to have your gutters regularly cleaned.
If you notice damp inside your home around where the gutters sit, or if you can see that your fascia boards are stained or beginning to rot, this may be due to blockages and water sitting in your guttering. To get the water flowing again, the gutters will need clearing out and unblocking. This in turn will help the damp from getting any worse.
Last Clear Was More Than A Year
Unfortunately gutter cleaning is one of those jobs around the house that we often forget and are only reminded of when there is a problem. However, if it is has been a year or more since your gutters were cleaned out, then that is a clear sign that it is time to get them done again. Call in the professionals, make sure everything is running as it should be and doing the job of keeping rainwater away from your home.