Are Your Gutters Blocked?
Here’s how to make sure they’re doing their job properly…
The pitter-patter of rain can be one of the most relaxing sounds in the world, but hearing the tell-tale leaking of a blocked gutter can make you feel stressed fast. Now that we’ve started experiencing raining season in other parts of the country, it’s a great time to ensure your gutters are clean and working properly.
The main gutter blocking culprits we’ve noticed across the country are tree leaf debris, dirt and silt build-up. Together, they clog up your gutters, making any excess water cascade straight off the roof like a waterfall. Downpipes can also become blocked, forcing the trapped water to flood into your garden below.
Everyone knows a blocked gutter is a pain, but did you know just how much trouble it can cause? The first symptoms you’ll usually need to deal with are flooding and leakage. A leak into your ceiling cavity can cause water damage to ceilings and walls and create mold, rust and rot in timberwork. You may also notice your downpipes sagging or pulling away from the wall.
If you can’t clear these blockages with a hose, it’s a definite sign that it’s time to call your local gutter expert to come out and rectify the problem for you.