Have you ever wondered what's in your gutters? You may be suprised to discover there's more going on in there than you realised. The following article will explain the importance of keeping your Gutters maintained and some benefits of having them regularly cleaned by a professional gutter cleaning company. We also outline some potential damage as a result of blocked house gutters.
What is the purpose of house gutters?
House gutters are designed to channel water away from your roof and into your down pipes. They are a very important part of your roof plumbing because a fully functioning gutter system will ensure rain water is not entering your roof space. On most houses where two roofs meet on an angle, a valley which is made out of flashing collects the rain water and it directs water down into your gutters which eventually drains out through your down pipes. When your gutters become blocked with leaves and other debris they fail to do what they were designed to do, which could become very costly in the future. Having your gutters routinely cleaned will give you peace of mind that your guttering system is functioning as it should.
What could happen if your gutters are blocked?
Blocked gutters or Valleys can be caused by falling Leaves from nearby trees, objects such as balls, building waste, dead animals such as rats or birds, moss and debris. When your gutters become blocked, rain water has nowhere to go and can eventually enter your roof space causing internal damage. This damage can happen slowly over time and usually when you first discover water leaking into your roof
it's too late as the damage has already started. Your home
could now be exposed to the following problems:
Damp Ceiling and Walls causing mould.
Rusting to gutters.
Sagging to Ceiling causing it to collapse.
This damage can be avoided by maintaining clean gutters.
The small cost of having your gutters cleaned far outweighs the costly repairs as a result of damage to your home.
Methods for cleaning your Gutters.
Cleaning gutters can be a simple task if you know what you're doing. There are a few options such as the traditional method cleaning by hand, you may use a blower with an attachment which allows you to blow debris out of your gutters so you can sweep up and dispose of the mess below, or you could hire a contractor to use a powerful Gutter Vacuum which will ensure nothing is missed. Depending on your budget you may choose to clean your gutters yourself, if so then please check out our other Blog which explains the safest method to clean your own gutters. If you would rather leave it to the professionals, then get in touch with Perth Gutter Cleaning.
If you are unsure of your ability to clean your gutters remember it's not worth the risk of falling and we recommend you use a professional company.
Published by Ayden Soulsby on 01/07/2021