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Avoid Reactive Costs by Cleaning Your Gutters Before Winter

The winter months are quickly closing in and with six major storms predicted for the UK between now and Christmas, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your gutter maintenance. In this blog post we give you the low down on the benefits of having a clean rainwater system…

The weather will shortly start to highlight several commonly occurring issues with rainwater systems, including your gutters and downpipes. 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, 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
  • Check pointing 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. We 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’ll be in safe hands! Speak to the team today for more information or to book a visit from our specialist gutter maintenance team.

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