Whether you are a business or homeowner, it can be easy to forget about cleaning the gutters on your property but Autumn really is the perfect time for cleaning your gutters.
Over time, a build-up of debris and other problems such as moss and plant growth, however, can block the flow of water, causing drips and floods when you least expect them.
Autumn is undoubtedly one of the best times to clean out your gutters for a variety of reasons. At ProClean, we know that a little preparation and maintenance will potentially help reduce costs as the colder weather of winter comes on.
Autumn Leaves and Other Debris
The biggest issue in Autumn, of course, is that trees start to shed their leaves. If you have branches overhanging your property it can be even more problematic for areas like the gutters. While most of those leaves will end up on the ground, much goes onto the roof and falls into guttering, especially if we have high winds.
Wet leaves quickly clog up gutters and even block downpipes. That means, when it rains, water will pool and not run down into the drains as it should. If you are a business, the last thing you want is for customers to navigate waterfalls created by blocked guttering.
That’s not forgetting that water spilling onto the wrong parts of your building can cause rot and damage that may need to be repaired at some point.
Other problems you often find with guttering, especially when water is not getting away down the drainage pipes, is the build-up of plant life such as moss.
One of the things about gutters is that they are high up and it’s difficult to see if they are blocked or not. Climbing a high ladder to inspect your guttering may not even be a viable option, especially if you have a tall building such as an office block or warehouse. Not all of us have a head for heights either, and there are certainly hazards in going up and down a ladder even if you do.
Preparation for Winter
The other important reason for getting your gutters cleaned in Autumn is that it prepares them for the colder months of winter. The build-up of dust, twigs, leaves and debris could mean that you get blockages at various points around your roof and lower gables. In the winter, these areas can freeze and damage may be caused, especially if you have old fashioned metal guttering.
Why Choose a Professional Gutter Cleaning Service
The purpose of gutters is to protect your building from the effects of water. Without them, you would open your property’s infrastructure to the potential for greater damage.
At ProClean, we make sure that any debris is removed in time for winter. We are also able to carry out repairs if we spot something wrong.
It’s important to have the right equipment and expertise, especially when working at heights. As a family-owned business, we provide our Autumn gutter cleaning service for both commercial and domestic properties, that includes taking before and after photos of the work that has been carried out.