Gutter Cleaning Service

before and after photo of a gutter that has undergone a gutter cleaning serviceKeeping your gutter free from leaves and other debris is really an essential part of looking after your home and protecting yourself from high repair costs.

 

Our Gutter cleaning service will provide protection against blocked, leaking and overflowing gutters as well as blocked downpipes.

When was the last time you had your guttering checked? If, like most people you can’t remember, then right now is the time to get around to it. Gutter cleaning plays a vital role in the structural maintenance of your home. Keeping them clean is a perfect way to avoid the potentially costly expense to your gutters and more importantly to the structural damage of your home.

Gutters have one important job; they guide the rainwater off your roof and straight down the drain. If your gutters become broken or clogged up, the results can be very serious. Not only could you end up with structural damage to your property but the resulting damp can cause health issues for you and your family.

One simple way to tell if you’re in need of gutter repairs is to take a step outside while it’s raining – if water is running down the side of your house, it’s likely that your gutters are blocked. They may even be sagging. This could be the result of your gutters holding heavy debris and water.

Our Gutter Cleaning Service deals with all kinds of debris such as:

 

• Leaves, including wet and compacted leaves
• Birds’ nests and accumulated bird droppings
• Plant debris such as moss
• Roof tile and brick debris

Leaking gutter joints are another very common problem. Leaks can occur when debris gets caught in the joints, or simply from general wear and tear. If you are experiencing damp in your home it’s a good idea to check your gutters first as this may be the problem.

This essential service is completely external and does not require us to enter your home. All we ask is access around your property.

Gutters are often neglected as part of your home’s maintenance and the consequences will result in external and internal damage to your home.

 

External Damage

Well maintained guttering is essential for the long-term survival of your home’s structure. Water is one of the worst causes of damage to buildings and it is not always recognised until it is too late, when the damage is advanced and very costly to repair.

• Water running down the sides of your home will slowly erode brickwork
• Saturated external surfaces will expose the structure to an increase of damage caused by frost and ice
• Water running off the walls will saturate the ground below eventually damaging foundation structures
• Poorly maintained gutters become damaged as a result of build up of water
• Guttering will eventually collapse and cause damage to the structure anchor points

Internal damage

Damage caused to your home’s internal structure is a more gradual and an often unseen consequence of poorly maintained gutters and the damage can be severe and costly.

• Overflowing gutters will allow water past fascia boards and flow onto the internal roof area
• Mould and other fungal growths on internal surfaces
• Water seeping through onto internal surfaces and into cavity spaces
• Damp can provide ideal environments for insect populations
• Development of rising damp

Here are some great reasons why you should contact your local Lawnscience professional to carry out a Gutter Cleaning Service for your home.

• Saves you taking any risks climbing ladders and doing the gutter cleaning work yourself
• Saves money in the long term by preventing costly repairs to gutters and your home
• Peace of mind, knowing that you are maintaining and looking after a vital part of your home’s drainage system

If you would like to discuss a Gutter Cleaning service for your home, why not take advantage of the Lawnscience Survey service? One of our fully trained, professional will be happy to arrange a free survey with you and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.

 

* Gutter Cleaning Services are not offered by all Lawnscience locations, please check with your local office.