4 Things You Need To Know About Gutter Cleaning

gutter cleaning by hand from a ladder

1. When Should I Get My Gutters Cleaned?


The short answer to when you should have your gutters cleaned is that it depends on where you live. If your home is surrounded by deciduous  trees, it is advisable to have your gutters cleaned out at least once a year, either at the start of Autumn in preparation for the leaves falling or at the start of Spring, when all of the heavy leaf fall has finished. You may find that if you have pine trees growing near your house that you will need to have your gutters cleared more often as they drop their needles all year round. If you don’t have many trees around your property, it is still a good idea to have your gutters cleaned out regularly but when you have them done is less of a concern.


2. What Happens If I Don’t Get My Gutters Cleaned Out?


Although it is a job that often gets forgotten, regular gutter cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home. It is important not to leave it until you notice things growing from your gutters or your gutters become blocked. Blocked gutters and downpipes can cause water to fall outside of your guttering which in turn can lead to damp inside your home. Something that we all want to avoid.


3. What Is The Best Way To Clean My Gutters?


By far the best method of gutter cleaning is to do it by hand from a ladder. This will ensure that all of the debris is removed and that any blockages are cleared. Clearing gutters by hand from a ladder also allows an opportunity to carry out any minor repairs such as tightening loose brackets or reconnecting joints that have come apart. In our experience we find that many customers experience problems after the use of a ‘from the ground’ gutter cleaning system.


4. Who Can Clean My Gutters?


When it is time to have your gutters cleaned, it is always best to get a professional gutter cleaning company to carry out the work for you. A reputable company will use people who are trained and experienced in working at height safely. They will also hold all of the appropriate insurances and carry the equipment required for doing the best job of cleaning your gutters and reaching those hard to access areas. When selecting a company to carry out your gutter cleaning and repairs, it is not only the price that you should be concerned with. It is always worth checking if they are members of a reputable body such as Checkatrade and if they offer a written quote and any sort of guarantee with their work. If your gutters are due to be cleaned, do get in touch with us as we would be very happy to provide you with a free quote for this.

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