Spring Clean | Time to Get Those Gutters Clean
It’s a fair comment to say that a lot of property owners may neglect their gutters when carrying out their spring cleaning. For a large industrial or commercial business, it’s hard to clean every part of its property.
But, cleaning gutters is very important. It’s important that businesses maintain the hygiene and cleanliness of their building’s guttering. This will prevent damage to the property. As well as reduce risks to any members of staff with a respiratory illness.
Using a professional gutter cleaning services has also saved a lot of businesses money down the line. Companies may be refused insurance or fail health and safety regulations if its guttering is blocked or damaged. Now you know why it’s important for a building to have clean gutters, let’s take a look at how this is done.
Get Your Gutters Clean
If a gutter is not cleaned, it can become clogged with leaves and other debris. This can cause a leaky roof or water damage to either the interior or exterior of a building. You could end up having to pay a lot of money if this happens to get the problem fixed. Not to mention any damage done by a leaky roof or water damage. Furthermore, gutters clogged up with debris can become a place favoured by rodents and other pests. Clogged gutters will also attract mould.
To help prevent the above from happening, a good spring clean of your gutters is essential. Many experts recommend at least two cleans a year. When you’re planning a gutter clean, the downspouts must receive a good clean too. This is because if these become clogged it can make it hard for any rain to go down them, meaning the water may go back up and overflow the gutter, potentially causing damage to your property.
Now, as mentioned you can clean the gutters yourself, but if you or someone in your team chooses to do so, caution is advised. The individual in question needs to make sure they know what they’re doing so that the job is done correctly, and they do not damage anything which could end up causing your business extra problems! There is also the safety aspect of cleaning gutters.
Hospitals yearly record many falls from ladders of people attempting to clean their gutters. Before a person climbs a ladder, they should be very sure it’s sturdy. There should be no defects in the ladder, such as broken steps. If you have soft soil it is recommended you place plywood under the legs of the ladder. You must be very careful not to rest the ladder on the gutters because that extra weight could cause them to collapse.
Once the cleaning process begins, all debris should be removed from the roof, gutters, and downspouts. As well as looking out and repairing any loose gutter spikes discovered along the way.
Cleaning gutters to a professional standard is only possible for professionals. If you have any doubts about how to complete this procedure or concerns around the safety aspects, hire a professional. Give us a call today on +44 1604 968668.
So next time you begin your spring-cleaning session do not forget to give those gutters some TLC! If you don’t think your gutters will be clean and safe after cleaning them yourself, bring a professional in and they will complete the job to a very high standard.
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