We were recently contacted by a Letting Agent client to attend a property in Silverstone as they needed some decorating work carried out to a bedroom. When we arrived the wallpaper was peeling and the exterior wall was exceptionally damp, water was pouring down the outside wall. When we checked the outside gutters they were blocked and overflowing with the water pouring down the brickwork which was causing damp issues inside the property. Take a look at the below video as it will show you why its important to clean your gutters regularly.
Having your gutters cleaned may not be your highest priority but regular maintenance is important. Gutters collect and guide rainwater off the roof, through downpipes into the drainage system keeping it away from the brickwork and the building preventing damage to the brickwork and damp issues. Blocked or damaged gutters can cause water to overflow resulting in potential damage or expensive repairs if not dealt with at the earliest opportunity. Therefore be proactive and have your gutters checked on a regular basis. If the Landlord had been proactive rather than reactive they could have avoided the expense of having the wallpaper stripped, exterior wall dried, plastered plus decorated throughout. This will not only take time but there is the additional lost rent to consider!
How We Clean Your Gutters
To clean gutters we will use a combination of ladders and our Skyvac gutter cleaning system. The Skyvac allows us to clean those awkward to reach gutters above conservatories or down tight alleys where ladders can’t be used, It has a high powered suction system with carbon fibre extension poles which allows us to clean gutters from the safety of the ground.
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