21 Nov Property Management Advice
How to clean out your gutters before they clean out your wallet……
Landlord Advice UK
At this time of year, and with the inevitable rainy days we always suffer with, cleaning your gutters is one of the most important projects on the to-do list yet it’s too often overlooked. Unfortunately, many of us wait until late into the autumn season when the very last leaf falls before we decide to get it done. This delay exposes our homes to potential damage. Plus, it makes the job a lot more difficult to do.
Allowing a competent management company to manage your property can allow these concerns to be spotted before they become problems. With regular property inspections, conducted by a dedicated property management team, these changes in your property are seen, and acted upon to try and stop them becoming a long lasting, expensive issues for you and your property.
If you do it a couple of times a year, preferably in the autumn and spring, cleaning gutters is easy. Just once, or not at all, and it can become back breaking work and cost you thousands of pounds worth of trouble down the road.
The problem with clogged gutters is more than just those annoying waterfalls that pour off the roof on rainy days, or the beautiful icicles that hang around in the winter. This excess water wreaks havoc on the integrity of your home’s structure. The gutter system of a house is designed to move water down from the roof and away from the home and it’s foundation for proper drainage. Water that gets blocked up in the gutters finds the path of least resistance when it tries to drain and this often means it works right into the walls and ceilings of your house.
Cleaning Guttering Problems
Gutters can be filled to the brim with:
- small debris
and these cause the most obvious issue which is weight.
g brackets, and can pull the gutters off the house. Falling gutters are costly enough to replace on their own, not to mention any lights or windows they smash as they come crashing down. Overflowing water from the gutters can also damage the paint on a home, but unsightly water marks down the side of the house pale in comparison with what happens if the water get inside of a wall. Wet wood rots and loses its integrity, and this can go unseen until it is too late. Furthermore, ice is another major issue with clogged gutters. Blocked water can freeze when it backs up in the gutters, pushing up against the roof structure and working its way under the shingles destroying the wood, causing even more leaks.When that debris gets wet it absorbs the rain water like a sponge and becomes extremely heavy. This burden puts stress on the gutters and their hangin
Gordon Barker Residential Lettings, under their full property management service, offer quarterly inspections amongst a huge list of other benefits to you. For full details check out the rest of our website or call them now on 01202 292400 to see how your property can be better looked after.
And if you do wish to continue managing your own property then to be sure you do not suffer from any of these potential problems this winter, safeguard your home by checking your gutters or by calling a specialist before what would have simply been clearing some leaves out becomes a lot worse. One specialist we can recommend is Thompson Services, contact Michael Thompson on 07810 873121 who will do this job for you so you can sleep at night knowing your gutters are clutter free over the festive period.