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We are a leading provider in the provision of contract cleaning and support services, with a focus on Quality we ensure Customer Service Excellence through premium level service delivery.

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

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters?

Owning a home means keeping on top and maintaining all areas of the property, and this includes your gutters.

Gutters are a vital part of your property’s defences to avoid water damage, however for your gutters to perform as they should (removing water away from the property), you must remove all leaves, possible birds’ nests, and other debris from them to avoid them from overflowing causing flooding, damp, rotten fascias and soffits or worse.

With the right gutter cleaning service, which also includes gutter inspection, our team gets to work providing you with an effective solution and gutters that will continue to function correctly and stand the test of time.

How often should you clean your gutters?

Commercial Gutter Cleaning

Blocked gutters can lead to complex and costly problems. Problems that can wreak havoc on your property, which no one wants to happen. Some of these problems include:

Leaking gutters causing mould – when gutters become clogged with debris, water will simply start to collect and build inside the guttering system which will, eventually, start to overflow. Water will also become dirty and stagnant leading to mould, which can cause health problems. Mould is also a tricky and expensive bacteria to clean and remove, so it’s vital that you stop it before it starts by implementing an appropriate gutter maintenance schedule.

Leaking roofs – it’s essential to protect your roof from the harsh external elements it can face, and keeping your gutters clean and debris-free can help. Suppose water doesn’t drain away through your gutter system. In that case, it can accumulate on the roof, soaking through tiles and causing significant damage, affecting belongings and assets within the property as well as the property’s overall foundations.

Cracked foundations – you need to keep water away from your property as much as possible, as we find that cracks found on properties are often the result of water damage. Such damage can be costly to repair.

Bugs and rodents – if you find birds nesting in your gutters or there is an influx of bugs and insects coming into your property, you have a problem. Unfortunately, a build-up of debris in gutters is a magnet for insects and rodents as they find a warm place to hide and a good source of food provided for them in damp, decomposing leaves! Commercial gutter cleaning can help to prevent unwanted animals from nesting in your gutters.

Damage to driveways – with water pooling up at the bottom of downpipes, damage to driveways can start to build in the form of mould, weeds, and walkways can become increasingly slippery during the winter months.

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How often do you need to clean gutters?

The frequency and time period with which you clean your gutters depends on several factors. For example, where do you live? Are you in proximity to lots of trees or countryside? Do you live in an area that experiences a lot of rainfall, etc?

However, as a rule of thumb, we recommend gutter cleaning twice yearly – spring and autumn.

Note: If you have pine trees near your property, it’s recommended that you check your gutters every three months, as needles from these trees drop all year round. We would also recommend checking gutters and downpipes after a storm, removing debris, and checking for any dents or holes in the guttering.

If properly installed and maintained, your gutters should last 20 years or more; however, we place emphasis on the word “maintained.”

You can implement things to help, such as installing gutter guards.

Gutter guards come in many different forms; however, they are all designed to prevent leaves and debris from blocking your gutters while allowing water to flow freely.

Please think about safety when considering carrying out gutter cleaning yourself. In many situations, working with a professional team that can provide an exemplary gutter cleaning service might be your best option. They have the right equipment, cleaning products, and training and can help with ongoing maintenance costs.

How Often to Clean Gutters UK

Gutter cleaning is essential in preventing water damage and keeping your property looking clean and tidy.

However, as we’ve previously mentioned, how often to clean the gutters depends on various factors and elements that your property faces.

We recommend carrying out regular visual inspections of your property and gutters to help spot any issues or potential damage that can be fixed ASAP.

Look for pools of water, water dripping from gutters, water where water shouldn’t be, and signs of insects and mice.

To extend the life of your gutters and improve their overall appearance, contact Clear Choice to help devise a cleaning schedule that suits your requirements.

Need help with your gutters?

Call us on 01132 711 432 or email info@clearchoiceuk.com for further information.

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