Why do gutters need cleaning?
It's a fair question, after all aren't they designed to wash away when it rains? Whilst this is true, it is a fact that over time your channelled ducts can accumulate debris, such as twigs; leaves and bird droppings, and moss build up that will result in them being blocked. Should you have blocked guttering or downpipes, and they are left untreated, this can lead to detrimental effects on your property such as damp, black mould or even dry rot. As the water soaks slowly into the walls, the moisture becomes trapped and creates the localised and unsightly black patchy mould on walls and ceilings as well as causing plaster to blow and come away from it's bonded surface. To resolve this can be an expensive unexpected cost, depending on how severe it has become.
Having your guttering and downpipes cleaned regularly, using the telescopic water fed pole system, unless moss build up is required to be removed, will help prevent the build up of debris and ultimately blockages thus protecting your house from the threat of damp, mould and dry rot. In addition your eaves can become damaged during high winds or storms where debris is being thrown about or tiles are dislodged.
Whilst damaged channelled ducts or downpipes can often be easy to spot from the ground, for example the misalignment of the joins and water running down the pipes, the early signs of blockages are often harder to ascertain. With twigs, leaves and other such debris deposited by the breeze and wildlife, it is not until they have lodged themselves and built up into a dam like structure and create a blockage that you will notice. In fact, even then it can be sometime before the water cascades over the side of a blocked eaves like a waterfall for you to realise that it has been blocked and soaking into your brickwork.
The removal of moss will require a ladder and for our cleaners in order to reach the gutters and be able to physically scrape that away to enable the channelled ducts to function properly. This has to be done by hand as the power in the telescopic pole is not strong enough to dislodge the moss growths by itself.
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