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Our Why is to become Yorkshire’s No. 1 cleaning contractor.

Common Signs of Blocked Gutters 

A blocked gutter is something that many homeowners and building owners will experience at some point during their time owning or renting a property. The good news is that there are some clear signs of blocked gutters which you can look out for to resolve the issue before permanent damage occurs. Should you find that you do have blocked gutters, our gutter cleaning services will be here to support you in solving this problem and keeping your property in top condition. Keep reading as we share the common signs of blocked gutters which any property owner should check for on a regular basis. 

Clear Signs of Blocked Gutters

Start with a Visual Gutter Check 

One of the best places to start when it comes to checking for a blocked gutter is by performing a visual gutter check. This is especially important after a bad storm in the local area, where blocked gutters will be much more common. Take a walk around your property and look up at the gutters and downpipes. You might be able to do some of these checks from your upstairs windows as well. During this inspection, look for clear gutter blocked signs and water flowing over the gutter. You might also notice drips coming down from the gutter, which is a clear indicator that a problem is starting to build up. 

At the same time, we recommend looking out for birds and animals landing nearby or in the gutter. A wasp nest and other nesting insects can also be a cause of blocked gutters and you may notice vegetation growing in the gutter. You’ll also want to review the overall condition of the pipes and fixtures. If any of these issues we’ve shared above are noticeable, then it’s very likely your gutter is blocked and you need to invest in gutter cleaning before the problem gets even worse. 

Broken and Sagging Gutters 

An indicator that you need to get immediate assistance with your gutters is a dip or bend in the guttering. A blockage will add additional pressure and weight to the gutter, which may lead to it collapsing in the long run. The pressure that the water places on the brackets and joints could result in the gutter coming free later on, so try to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. 

Checks at Ground Level 

While looking at the gutters up above you is essential to find major issues, you should also take a look around at ground level to check that there isn’t any splashback or cracks in the foundations. If you notice brickwork damage or mould and discolouration of your walls, then you may find a blocked gutter to be the root cause of this issue. Commercial gutter cleaning services can support you in overcoming any of these troubles, and the sooner you book an appointment with our team, the less likely you will be to experience long-term damage to your home and gutters. 

Hidden Gutter Issues 

Many property owners assume that blocked gutters will be only noticeable from the outside of the home. That isn’t the case at all, as sometimes the worst issues are found within the property. A leaky roof or water marks on your ceilings indicate that there is an issue in the home. This could be related to the roof or tiling, but you’ll find that blocked gutters can also damage these areas when the rainwater isn’t able to flow away properly. 

Work to Prevent Gutter Issues 

As you can tell by now, there are many issues that can appear as a result of neglecting your gutters. We advise that every property owner uses gutter cleaning services on a periodic basis to avoid the common signs and problems we’ve shared above of blocked gutters. The more regularly you get your gutters cleaned professionally, the easier it will be to prevent these issues. It’s not usually safe to undertake gutter cleaning alone, so always work with our team of professionals who have the right equipment and protection to work at heights. It’s particularly important to book a gutter cleaning after a storm or during times of the year when the leaves are dropping more, as this is when we see an increase in the number of blocked gutters we are called to treat. 

By looking out for these common signs of blocked gutters, you’ll be able to take immediate action if you find there are any issues with your gutters. Regular gutter cleaning is something we suggest for every property and can help to avoid some of these issues in the first place. Our team will be here to support you with our gutter cleaning services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to book an appointment to resolve blocked gutters or any other concerns you have about your gutters. 

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