The gutter is a shallow trough fixed beneath the edge of a roof which is there to guide rainwater off the roof and down into drainpipes. They serve a vital function and if they get clogged they can’t do their job.
Autumn leaves, pine needles, general debris, indeed anything blown from the great outdoors can land in gutters, causing them to get blocked up.
Problems which can arise from clogged gutters in your office building can include:
Ensuring your gutters are clear of debris is a very important aspect of property maintenance. Neglecting your gutters and allowing them to overflow with moss, leaves and other debris can cause serious issues to your property, therefore you should clean them at least twice a year.
You need to remove any debris, and especially leaves that start to fall during the autumn. It is also a good idea to make a habit of checking the gutters whenever there is a heavy downpour, or storm and there’ll be certain instances when you’ll have to clean the gutters even more frequently.
This could be due to:
It is vitally important that your workplace building is maintained regularly for a number of reasons. For example, damp may become a health and safety issue, or the building could fall into a state of disrepair.
The job itself is not that difficult, but it’s not for those who hate heights or don’t wish to get their hands dirty and in a workplace scenario it’s always best to call in the professionals, as it will be worth the cost in the long run. Not only will a maintenance company be able to clear out the guttering completely, using specialist equipment such as vacuums, where necessary, they’ll be able to restore and revive the external look of the guttering and fascia and spot deterioration caused by leaking gutter joints, sagging gutters and rusty screws and faulty brackets.
Regular maintenance from a professional company will give you peace of mind, ensuring that all the problems associated with blocked gutters will be kept at bay and you won’t suddenly be juggling an unexpected disaster with myriad other business decisions.