Top 4 Problems Caused by Blocked Gutters

September 27, 2018

 

 

 

Do you know when your gutters were last checked? 

 

If not, then now might be a good time to get them check and here’s why…

 

Whether you have cast iron, plastic or even pressed steel gutters, they need to be cleaned annually to prevent a build of debris which can lead to costly repairs.

 

When a gutter gets blocked by dust, leaves, dirt etc, it can stop or slow the drainage off your roof, causing more damage than you may know including

 

  1.  Roof Damage - Rainwater backs up in blocked gutters causing damage to roof tile.  Left too long it can also cause material to rot and let water in.

  2. Wood Fascia Damage - Clogged gutters can rot fascia boards, therefore making it easier for water to enter the house to cause wall and ceiling damage.

  3. Foundation Damage – Blocked gutters caused rainwater to spill over the sides and pool on the ground.  Overtime this then sinks into he foundations and can cause rot, cracks and at worst structural instability.

  4. Waterlogged Garden – as with foundation damage, excess water that isn’t being channelled into the drains can sit in the garden and eventually damage trees and shrubs

 

If you don’t have the time or indeed the inclination to clean your gutters yourself, or maybe you just don’t like heights, then call us for a free quotation on 01942 918204.

 

 

 

 

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