To highlight the problem please see the images which show the examples of blocked gutters and weed growth that we have encountered during the past couple of months. It is clear that for some of these buildings the gutters have not been regularly maintained. As a result the cost of damage to the fabric of the building, renewing guttering and down-pipes and the cost of clearing the blockages far outweighs the cost of an annual gutter clean.
I know that gutters are not something you will consider looking at very often and most of the time they function perfectly well. However when gutters are left unchecked it doesn't take too long before dampness gets into the property and this can lead to health problems for those exposed to the damp for prolonged periods of time. In addition, when water is absorbed by brickwork which subsequently freezes during cold spells it is likely that the external fabric of the building will be damamged. I know it all sounds extreme but it does happen more frequently than you might think.
If moss or leaves cause a problem then we suggest the installation of gutter hedge-hogs/balloons as these can help to prevent the build-up of leaves and moss and will ensure the flow of rain water to the down-pipes.
So,the next time it rains hard, grab an umbrella and check all of your gutters and down-pipes for signs of leaks. Also look out for grass/weeds growing in the gutter, as this is a clear indicator that the gutter is blocked. These routene checks can help to identify the need for gutter maintenance.
To avoid damage to your property and for your peace of mind we recommend an annual gutter check and clearance, as this is a more cost effective way to maintain your property in the long term.
If you need advice or a FREE no obligation quote call Falcon Maintenance the gutter cleaning service specialists for Ipswich, Suffolk and Essex on 01473 720647.
Our comprehensive gutter cleaning service includes the following:
- Clearance of all gutters ensuring clearance of leaves, moss, grit, twigs and debris
- Checking of downpipe insuring no blockages
- Gutter balloons fitted to all down pipes to prevent future blockages
- Checking joints ensuring no existing leaks ensuring the flow of water is correct
- Full repairs to gutters and fascias
- Replacement of new guttering and fascias
- Full video report for insurance purposes
Professional gutter cleaning services from Falcon Maintenance, serving Ipswich, Suffolk and Essex