Gutters can become blocked and laden with organic matter, debris and any other material that can find its way into the pipes. Blocked gutters can cause big issues for buildings and it is paramount that you get them cleared as soon as you notice they are blocked. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when your gutters are blocked:
#1 Noticing a Blocked Gutter
If you notice a large amount of water falling from your building or running down the walls, then it is very likely that your gutter is blocked. As opposed to burying your head in the sand, the best option is to assess the situation and call a professional to clean them. A gutter that is blocked can easily crack or form leaks and this is why you must get it sorted as soon as you see it.
#2 Call the Experts
When you notice your gutters are blocked, you should get in touch with a company that specialises in cleaning gutters. Once the company assesses how bad the situation is, they will either remove large blockages by hand or if the issue is in the downpipe, they will feed a wire through to create a hole. Once a hole has been created, the professionals will run a flow of water down through the pipe, which will help to sluice out any debris or blockages.
#3 What’s the Long-term Solution to Clear Gutters?
Having gutters that are prone to blockages can be a frustrating issue to deal with. It is advised that you plan to get your gutters cleaned at least once per year, preferably before the winter so that they can cope with an increase in rainfall. You can always install a gutter guard, in case you live in an area with a particularly high level of debris. These fit on to the gutter and work to filter any debris or objects before they enter the pipes. They’re a low cost solution to a potentially high cost issue.
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