5 Reasons Why Gutter Cleaning Is Essential


Not sure why gutter cleaning is important? We understand that it is easy to forget about maintaining your guttering system, but here are 5 reasons why it is highly recommended to service them regularly.

Gutter Cleaning Removes Debris from Gutters

Removing grass with a specialist gutter cleaning machine. Unfortunately, gutters not only collect rainwater from your roof but also collect all kinds of debris too. Common debris found in gutters are leaves, twigs, moss, silt, loose cement pointing, broken roof tiles, bird excrement, fireworks, and tennis balls etc…

Gutter Cleaning Prevents Leaking Gutter Joints and Damage

You wouldn’t believe how much debris a single gutter can collect in one year, and you certainly would not realize how much weight this adds to your guttering system, which they are not designed to hold.

If regular gutter cleaning is not carried out, the weight of debris sprains joints (particularly on corner joints) snaps clips and pulls guttering away from the fascia board and in some cases, the added weight can even pull down your fascia boards.

Gutter Cleaning Prevents Blockages in Your Downpipes and Drains

Whatever debris collects in your gutters, will get washed into your downpipes and drains.

This equates to about 70% of blockages that occur. If you are unlucky enough to get a blockage in your downpipe or even worse your drain, rainwater will not be able to drain away from your property as intended and will find another way to escape. Water will always find the lowest point of the gutter before it cascades over, potentially creating a number of further problems such as penetrating damp.


Gutter Cleaning Extends the Life of Your Guttering System

It’s quite simple that if regular gutter cleaning is completed, your guttering system will last much longer.

Gutter Cleaning Can Save You Money

Gutter cleaning prevents water from entering your home and causing damage which can lead to panic and expensive repairs. In most cases, regular gutter cleaning is cheaper than continuous repairs and replacements. Replacing guttering consists of new materials, access equipment, tools, and labor. this can be very expensive and in a lot of cases could have been avoided through simple gutter cleaning maintenance.