Amongst the many home maintenance tasks you need to perform to keep your household running smoothly, cleaning the gutters has got to be one of the most important. This chore is often overlooked and left until there is an obvious problem, at which point you might notice water overflowing down the side of your house. Keep your gutters clean and this is never a problem. Fail to do so and you could experience a whole host of problems caused by blocked guttering.
Why do gutters get blocked?
Blockages occur in gutters for a variety of reasons. In many cases, this is caused by falling leaves or the build up of moss and algae that turn into a dense type of mulch. You’ll know if you have blocked gutters. During heavy rainfall there will be water running down the side of your house, you might notice signs of moss growing on the brickwork where the water has been travelling.
Signs of blocked gutters
As well as water overflowing down the side of your property there are other visual signs that all is not well with your guttering. Visible signs of sagging are good indicators your gutters are struggling to cope with the excess weight. If they look deformed or seem to have dropped slightly, there’s a good chance they are full of debris. Faulty joints can also have a major impact on the performance of your guttering. If debris becomes trapped between the joints this can have a negative impact on the performance of gutters. They could start to leak and create additional problems at your property.
What impact do blocked gutters have on your property?
When your gutters become blocked this impacts your property in a number of ways. One of the most serious issues related to blocked gutters is structural damage and the genuine threat of foundation damage caused by leaking guttering. Mould and damp are other issues attributed to blocked gutters, leading to serious health issues such as breathing difficulties and allergic reactions. By maintaining your gutters you not only keep your home healthy, you look after your family’s health as well.
How to keep your gutters well-maintained
Keeping on top of gutter maintenance is really important if you want to avoid costly repairs and prevent putting your family’s health at risk. You can have your gutters professionally cleaned once or twice a year, or use a gutter cleaning accessory capable of reaching two story gutters bought from us here at H & G Promotions Ltd.
You’ll find this handy device in the conservatory cleaning equipment section of our website. If you want to discuss this equipment or speak to us about any of our conservatory or window washing solutions, contact us or call us on 01299 266303.