Cleanseal Exterior Cleaning
The importance of having your gutters maintained is extremely underestimated. Gutters are the first line of defence against external problems and if left unmaintained, can cause costly damages to your property.
Over time gutters can become full due to a number of circumstances.
Leaves and twigs from nearby trees which can eventually decompose
Birds dropping seeds which can cause plants to gro
Chunks of broken tiles and cement falling from the roof.
These circumstances can cause a number of issues to your gutters and property. Leaks can occur when gutters become full and joints become stretched due to excess weight. These leaks cascading over the sides can also cause damage to the façade of the building resulting in unsightly stains.
The biggest issue however, is the water can eventually work its way inside the façade causing damp and mould growth inside the walls which can often go undetected. These problems can eventually cost you thousands of pounds, and some insurance companies will not cover if your gutters were left unmaintained.
At Cleanseal Exterior Cleaning we can offer Gutter Cleaning using our Industrial SkyVac 85 wet and dry vacuum. This is an efficient high level gutter cleaning system, fully equipped with CCTV and reaching up to 40ft from ground level. This ensures the safety of us and our clients, removing the need for unnecessary ladders or scaffolding. Once the gutters have been internally vacuumed, we will then take away all the debris and dispose of it legally using our higher tier waste carrier license.
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IMPLICATIONS OF A BLOCKED GUTTER
In addition to the unsightly appearance of a gutter clogged with rotten shrubbery, an accumulation of leaves dampened by the wet weather could result in a blocked gutter. You may have already noticed this on your property, and believe that your gutter will do its purpose and flush away the congestion.
However, leaves naturally absorb water, increasing their weight and surface area, which causes them to bind. If left unattended, this blockage will result in an overflow of rainwater, producing rot as well as spawn species of fungi. As the rot digests the outer extremities of your building, the structure will lose its strength, leading to a build-up of damp and mold internally.
These implications do not only cause health risks such as asthma but can also devalue your property as well as any assets inside. If your property features a wooden structure, you are particularly at risk, and will likely require more regular gutter maintenance services.