Why Should You Clean Your Gutters?
As gutters are outside and exposed to the elements 24/7, they can quickly become something a natural trap for all kinds of materials including dirt, soil, leaves and twigs…
In some extreme cases, we’ve even attended blockages where nesting birds and other animals had taken residence in the gutters!
Over time these blockages can build up and as a result when rainwater runs along the channels it isn’t able to take its usual route. This is when building owners will begin notice drips developing. Indeed these drips can lead to a discolouration of brickwork so lookout for patches of discolouration around downpipes and joins; these are often a tell tale sign of a drip – and thus a blockage.
If left unchecked over time, these blockages can cause a range of problems for the building owners and inhabitants including
- Structural damage to the building itself. It’s easy to forget but water can be a very powerful element and one that can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of buildings
- As well as structural problems, residual water can often lead to mould and damp patches developing inside of the building as well requiring attention immediately.
- The knock on effects of these can be particularly unpleasant for the inhabitants of the building – especially those suffering with respiratory conditions whos conditions can be aggravated by the presence of this damp.
- In some extreme cases, we’ve even known clients to have been refused coverage by the insurance company, or refused payment in the event of a claim as the results of damage have been found to be the result of poor external gutter maintenance.
Clearly all of these outcomes are are problematic for cleaners and building owners and we pride ourselves on providing a fast, cost efficient method of cleaning these areas.
Utilising our SpaceVac systems, we are able to quickly and easily reach the guttering from the safety of the ground floor. The system uses interlocking poles and tools to allow us to reach and clear these areas without having to bring in expensive and cumbersome access equipment like ladders or cherry pickers.
Get in touch with the team today to talk us about any issues you might be experiencing with your external guttering today to see how the team at Corvac.
Meantime you can find out more about our high-level cleaning services here.