How To Care For Your Gutters This Autumn
With chilly mornings, dark evenings and the hint of pumpkin spiced lattes in the air, autumn is well and truly just around the corner, the perfect time of year to ensure your gutters are in top-notch condition before the freezing temperatures and heavy downpours of winter set in. Our experts share their tips for proper gutter care to help your gutters protect your home throughout the seasons.
Clear your gutter of leaves
While we may enjoy the beautiful colours of the turning leaves, the falling foliage is a nightmare for our gutters. As the leaves build up in the gutter, they begin to break down and rot, clogging the gutter and stopping it from channelling water safety away from your property. The water instead is forced to overflow into your roof or pool by your foundations which can lead to serious structural damage and damp problems. To avoid such consequences, clean and clear your gutters of all leaves regularly.
Check for damage to your gutters
While you’re up the ladder clearing our the dead and rotting leaves, it’s the perfect chance to take the time to carefully check your gutters for any signs of damage, such as cracks, holes or loose connections. If you do spot any damage, it’s crucial you get them professionally repaired as soon as possible to keep the gutter system working effectively.
Don’t forget your downpipes
As you can’t see inside them, it’s easy to neglect your gutter downpipes and assume they are working fine. However, leaves and other debris can and do build up inside them so ensure you take a look down your downpipes every time you check your gutters. It’s also crucial to ensure your downpipes are attached properly and diverting water away from your property effectively.
Let the experts look after your gutters
While it’s most certainly worth taking proper care of your gutters considering the consequences of neglecting tem, you’d be right in thinking it takes a lot of time and effort. So why not let the experts take care of it for you? At The Gutter & Cladding Company, our experienced team offer an outstanding gutter cleaning and maintenance service across the South, helping protect your home from the elements. Using the latest technology, we ensure your gutters and downpipes are clean and clear so you can be sure of effective water clearance.