When is the last time you had a good look at your gutters? We don’t mean the last time you looked up at your gutters, but rather when is the last time you climbed onto your ladder and looked in your gutters?
You probably don’t remember the last time you did this. We sure hope you don’t do this often! Ladders can be pretty dangerous, especially if you aren’t careful. Besides, we can probably tell you what your gutters look like without you needing to take a look yourself. If you haven’t had your gutters professionally cleaned lately, which most people haven’t, it probably looks a little something like this: filled with dirt and stray toys and blocked with clumps of wet, mucky leaves. Not only is this description unappealing, but it can cause several problems for your home.
Gutter cleaning is so important for any homeowner. We know that you may have many pressing matters to tend to when it comes to home maintenance, but neglecting your gutters could backfire. Gutter cleaning is crucial because if you don’t make sure that your gutters are clear and rid of all obstructions, it can lead to water ingress which will eventually cause damage to your property.
Water ingress is when water seeps into the fabric of your building. You may think that this is unlikely to happen since your gutters are on the outside of your home. However, it is already November. We are at the end of autumn and on the brink of winter, which means that Essex and the surrounding areas have been hammered with rain storms and have seen the trees already change colors and shed their leaves. The winds that pick up during this time of the year carry the stray leaves into your gutters and the rains dampen these leaves, making them stick.
When these clumps of damp leaves fill your gutters, they can weigh your gutters down and become so wet that the water actually seeps from the gutters to the roof or walls of your home. Ironically, the entire point of gutters is to control the flow of rainwater off of your roof and direct it to the ground. However, if you don’t have your gutters professionally cleaned often, the opposite effect will occur. This water ingress can cause substantial damage that is quite expensive to fix.
Gutter cleaning should be performed by a professional, usually twice a year, in autumn and spring.
But why do gutters need to be cleaned professionally? Firstly, climbing onto ladders to clean your own gutters can be dangerous for both your own safety as well as the condition of your home. Ladders easily scuff walls when they are used and, if not stable enough, can move underneath you.
Professional exterior cleaning companies like Revive Cleaning and Maintenance Ltd. is trained to ensure high levels of safety when they work. In fact, we have full Public Liability Insurance to guarantee the safety of our workers and our customers. We can guarantee high quality services along with safety. We clean all gutters by hand and even fix leaking joints, as well as flush gutters through to test for leaks.
Our work is guaranteed, so if anything goes wrong, we will come back immediately to fix the problem. What else could you possibly want in a professional exterior cleaning company?
Give Revive Cleaning and Maintenance Ltd. a call today for more information on our gutter cleaning services and why they are so important.