Despite the importance of gutters, it is all too easy to forget about them until it is all too late. Gutter problems are usually ignored until they begin to cause serious trouble, as clean gutters are less susceptible to damage than blocked gutters.
The Dangers of Blocked Gutters
Many gutter problems are caused by the accumulation of leaves, branches, moss, dirt and even deceased animals, with 75% of damaged property siding being caused by a blocked gutter. When rainwater is no longer freely flowing, it will eventually start to overflow; causing rust and all sorts of damage to your property such as:
- Leaking Roof
- Mould Growth
- Rotten Wood
- Insect Infestations
Not only could you end up with structural damage, but the resulting damp from a blocked gutter can also cause health issues for you and your family, damaging the interior of your property and even destroying your personal belongings.
When should I have my gutter cleaned?
It is recommended that you book a gutter cleaning service twice a year, in order to ensure the integrity of your drainage system. If you don’t, you will end up paying more for costly gutter replacement or repair, as water and debris can lead to a broken gutter if the weight is too extreme.
One simple way to see if your gutter is blocked is to step outside and look when it’s raining. If water is running down the side of your property, then it is likely that your gutters are blocked, and you need to book a gutter cleaning service. Acting on time can save your property from water damage with Gutter Cleaning from Thomas Oakes Window Cleaning.
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