You should clean out your gutters out regular basis to prevent clogs and ensure proper water drainage from your roof. The best times to clean your gutters are during the autumn and spring seasons when leaves, debris, and other materials tend to accumulate. Here are some guidelines to follow:
Cleaning your gutters at least twice a year is recommended. However, if you live in an area with heavy foliage or frequent storms, you might need to clean them more often.
During the Autumn, as leaves from trees begin to shed, it’s important to clean out your gutters to prevent them from becoming clogged. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, which can damage your roof, foundation, and landscaping.
Spring is another crucial time to clean your gutters. Winter debris and ice might have caused damage or blockages, so a thorough cleaning helps ensure that melting snow and spring rains can flow freely through the gutters.
If your area experiences heavy storms with high winds or lots of rain, it’s a good idea to check and clean your gutters afterward. Debris, branches, and dirt can accumulate quickly during such events.
If your roof has an infestation of moss this can effect the gutters and how well they flow. Birds knock the moss off to eat the bugs living underneath and then with wind and rain they wash in to the gutters. Over time this will cause blockages.
Have you noticed damp in the bedrooms? This could be caused by blocked gutters and the water leaking in to the surface of the house.
We clear most gutters from the floor using our powerful gutter vacuum system and CCTV inspection system. By doing this we can also let you know if we see any roofing issues or anything that might need addressing. This also allows us to make sure all gutters are clear and working.
We will dispose of the debris we remove from your gutters properly. We can take it away and dispose of it, or if you would like it for a compost bin let us know and we can put it in there for you.
Remember that neglecting gutter maintenance can lead to costly repairs in the long run, as water damage can affect your home’s structure and foundation. Regular cleaning helps extend the lifespan of your gutters and ensures that rainwater is directed away from your home as intended.