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Why Gutter Cleaning Is Important

Why Gutter Cleaning Is ImportantBefore considering why gutter cleaning is important, you should understand why they need to be cleaned and what is the main purpose for having them, and the job they do for your house. Rainfall is securely removed from buildings using gutters and guttering, which then transport the rainwater into the drainage system. Roofs and gutters are not intended to hold water in place for extended periods. Debris build-up in the gutters can prevent water from safely running through and, over time, result in cloggages, which can lead to costly and avoidable property damage. To allow the free flow of water into the downpipe, gutter cleaning is the act of eliminating debris that accumulates within the gutters. If this isn’t dealt with, the debris can allow grass and moss to grow, infestations can take place and more serious problems such as roof rot and foundation damage, will lead to a large bill trying to get these fixed. 

How Gutter Cleaning Can Help

For these reasons, you can see the obvious need for this service and why gutter cleaning is important, but often people can still wonder why the moss actually grows on roofs and how things can become so blocked up there. Moss, lichen, and algae flourish in damp, dark, and shaded regions; the UK’s unfavourable climate makes for the perfect growing environment. The sun is prevented from drying off the regular rain by overhanging trees, shaded north-facing roofs, and chimney stacks, which promote the growth of moss. Moss can grow safely in the area created by water droplets that adhere to the edge of roof tiles. When left untreated, that moss spore quickly multiplies, coating the tile lip, and continues to grow. Moss acts like a sponge, absorbing and holding onto the water to keep tiles from drying up.

Why You Should Invest in Gutter Cleaning

Well, if the reasons why gutter cleaning is important are true, how do I know that my gutters are blocked? When your gutters are blocked, you will notice unmistakable plant growth peeking over the top, and when it rains, precipitation overflowing the gutter edges is a clear indication of an overhead problem. Other items to check for include leaks, sagging, or an accumulation of algae in any joints or along the building’s side. The next time you are out and about, make an effort to look both up and down as well as down at your driveway.  Additionally, those irritating moss crumbs that land on the driveway and patio are also falling into the gutters. Gutter cleaning experts will use a high-access inspection camera mounted on a telescoping pole for inspections conducted without a ladder. From the safety of the ground, the camera monitor enables quick and simple eyes on and eyes in. Call your local expert to learn more about the condition of your gutters immediately.

How Do I Get My Gutters Cleaned?

Now we’ve found out why gutter cleaning is important; you should get them cleaned by a specialist like ourselves! We recommend not trying this yourself, as working at such a height can be dangerous when you’ve not got the experience of working at a height or the right equipment, so put the ladder down and click here for our professional servicesWe recommend having your gutters cleaned at least twice a year to stop any blockages from occurring and to keep your home happy and healthy. 

If you’re ready to have your gutters cleaned, give us a call at 07868 810 013.