Are you aware of the risks associated with blocked gutters? Despite being a common issue, it is often overlooked by homeowners and businesses as it requires getting on a ladder to identify the problem. After a relatively dry summer and autumn, it’s easy to forget about the state of your gutters, but now is the perfect time to ensure they’re functioning correctly to avoid potentially costly problems.
During autumn, leaves, dirt, and other debris can easily clog your gutters, making it impossible for water to drain away when heavy rain or snowfall arrives. This can cause a range of serious and expensive problems, from mold and bacteria to structural and foundation issues.
Blocked gutters can cause various issues, including rotting fascia boards, which can make it easier for water to enter your property, damaging ceilings, windows, woodwork, and walls. Overflow due to blocked gutters can lead to damp, mold, leaks, damage to walls and ceilings, insulation, foundation, and wood rot. These problems can affect the structural integrity of your property and potentially cause thousands of pounds worth of damage.
As the temperature drops, gutters also have to deal with freezing temperatures, which can cause ice dams when ice and water are trapped in your eaves. If your gutters are blocked, melted ice can leak into the interior of your roof, damaging your roof decking and potentially causing significant damage to your home. This damage ranges from damaged wood floors and carpets to water stains, mold, and mildew, which can adversely affect your health.
Prevention is better than the cure when it comes to blocked gutters. Rather than waiting for something to go wrong, having your gutters professionally cleared can save you from a hefty bill. Our gutter-clearing service uses a vacuum to remove unwanted debris or blockages, making the process quick, painless, and cost-effective. We use specialist equipment to clear gutters up to three storeys high, reaching the highest and hardest-to-access areas of residential and commercial properties.
We offer emergency and planned maintenance gutter clearing services in Bournemouth and Poole to identify and fix problems immediately. Contact your local engineer today to book your guttering clearing service and enjoy peace of mind throughout the winter season.