The weather will shortly start to highlight several commonly occurring issues with rainwater systems, including your gutters and downpipes. If these are dirty, it can cause additional damage to the building they are attached to as a result. Take a look at these before and after shots of a Gutter Maintenance Service completed by our specialist team for clients Ealing Council.
The most common culprits for a blocked rainwater system are moss and leaf debris, unavoidable all year round. This causes the gutters and pipes to block, and in turn, can cause dampness on external facades and internal ceilings and walls, as well as leaks. Even worse than this, it can cause extensive damage to your building’s roof if it is left unattended for long enough, meaning it can present a real danger to your building’s occupant’s safety and wellbeing, not to mention it could also endanger passers-by. It is important to have your systems regularly cleaned as part of your planned maintenance programme.
Top 5 Steps to a Clean Rainwater System
- Clean gutters and linings for moss, leaves and other debris
- Check joints and end caps aren’t leaking
- Assess wall staining that can indicate that downpipes are clogged
- Checkpointing between bricks and flags on ground gulleys
- Empty silt traps
Can’t remember the last time you had your gutters cleaned or maintained? You may want to consider getting our specialist maintenance teams in to help. Heightsafe’s Fabric Maintenance department can make sure that your gutters are clear, and downpipes unblocked – ensuring that you avoid large reactive repair bills, should rainwater overflow into your building.
As safety at height specialists, our teams work to stringent regulations and will also check for potential issues such as breaks in flashings, re-pointing needs and the secureness of gutter and downpipe fixings. You will be in safe hands! Speak to the team today for more information or to book a visit from our specialist gutter maintenance team.