Guttering is a pipe system that runs along your roof and down the side of your property to redirect rainwater away from the building. So, when your guttering is damaged or full of debris, moisture damage can occur and cause long term problems due to poor maintenance.
Here are some top tips on how to keep your gutters well maintained.
Check on your gutters after autumn and winter
When we approach autumn and leaves begin to shed, by the time has been and gone your guttering may be completely blocked. During these seasons debris, dirt and leaves can become lodged in gutters and cause water to overflow and pour onto your building so this is the perfect time to have them cleared.
Look out for signs of water damage
There are a few signs that your gutters may not be performing properly. For example, water may begin to pool around the foundations of your building, moisture can seep through to the inside of your property or you may be able to spot mould or rust. If left untouched, water damage can affect the structural integrity of your home or workplace so always get these issues rectified quickly.
Get defects repaired
Not only can debris cause gutters to sag and overflow, but if you can see signs of physical damage such as cracks or broken fittings, these defects should be repaired or replaced before they progress into more complicated problems.
Hire a professional maintenance team
If accessing your gutters yourself is not an option or you simply want a good job done, hiring a professional maintenance company is a good idea. Not only will they have the right access equipment but they can resolve your guttering issues efficiently.
At Rodells, based in Hertfordshire, our specialists are very skilled in gaining access and working on a variety of different types of work via ropes and harnesses. If your gutters are flowing incorrectly or water damage is effecting your property, our team will take a look and get the problem sorted quickly. Contact us today for more information.