As a homeowner, there are certain bits of household maintenance that you need to attend to throughout the year. This includes everything from checking your roof for cracked and missing tiles to making sure your boiler is in good working order. One job that often gets overlooked (perhaps because it’s out of sight most of the time) is cleaning your gutters, and yet this is one of the most important parts of your home maintenance routine.
As the leading provider of domestic and household cleaning services in the Merseyside area, we know a thing or two about gutter cleaning and maintenance. In this article, we’re going to look at five important reasons to keep the gutters of your home clear.
1. Prevent water damage
If your drains and guttering are blocked, any rainwater or snowfall has nowhere else to go. The gutter will soon overflow, causing water to cascade down the side of your property. This can result in damage to your render or cladding and even penetrate as far as your interior wall, resulting in damp.
2. Protect your roof
Most gutters are situated beneath the eaves, helping to support the weight of the roof. This proximity means that when they overflow, they don’t just affect the walls of your home, but the roof as well. This can include leaking into your attic space, rotting the roof joists and battens, and more.
3. Avoid pest infestation
The wet leaves, twigs, and mulch that build up in domestic gutters over time are the ideal home for all kinds of pests. Birds and rodents can nest in them, while various burrowing insects will bury themselves deep in them to lay eggs and produce a major infestation.
4. Reduce the chance of cracked foundations
Overflowing water from your gutters pools around the edges of your home, seeping into the ground and foundations. During the winter months, as the temperature drops, this water can freeze, causing it to expand and create cracks in the porous concrete foundations. Left unattended, this can result in a serious case of subsidence for your property.
5. Save money
While it costs money to clean your gutters – whether that’s buying a ladder, hose, and cleaning material, or hiring a professional cleaning company for the job – you get a great return on your investment. Overflowing gutters can damage your room, you’re walls, and even your foundations, each of which are major repair jobs costing thousands of pounds.
Call the professionals
Cleaning out your gutters isn’t a particularly difficult task, but you need to know what you’re doing in order to complete the job successfully. Here at Pureclean Ltd, we provide a safe, quick, and professional gutter cleaning service for domestic properties across the North West. This includes our valued customers in Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley, Lancashire, and beyond.
Get in touch
If you need assistance cleaning your home’s gutters, look no further than Pureclean Ltd. Call us today 01704 863 424, or send us an email to email@example.com to get a free, no-obligation quote for our services.