Gutter cleaning is often overlooked as a necessary chore that needs addressing regularly, but it can have adverse effects on your building if you do not have your gutters unclogged. Clogged gutters can cause expensive issues and intense damage to your building. In this post we are sharing the effects of not cleaning your gutters and recognising how important it is to keep them in good condition.
One of the places you would imagine that would not expect to be affected by gutters is the foundations of a building. Although surprising, it’s not hard to see why. Gutters channel water away from the house. Blocked gutters cause water to overflow and spill down the side of the building. Pooling on the ground and over time, will sink into the foundations of the buildings. Causing cracks, rotting and in some cases, structural instability. If you have a cellar or underground levels in your building, this would also be likely to cause flooding.
An excess of rainwater that isn’t being channelled into the drains as a result of gutter clogging, will spill over the building and pool surrounding the building, which could be a garden or landscaped area of a building. In the short term, grass, slopes and other natural drainage will stop waterlogging. However, if you don’t address the situation quickly by getting the gutters fixed quickly, the ground surrounding the property could turn into a swamp, resulting in flower beds, trees and any other landscaping being destroyed.
WOODEN FRAMES & FENCING
Similar to the foundations of your building, water spilling over the sides of the building can cause damage to the frames of your windows and doors, as well as any fencing surrounding the property. Although all of these external fittings may be designed for weather, they are not designed to be constantly soaked. As a result of this, any wooden exterior will rot and wear away fast if you do not fix your gutters.
Clifton Cleaning Services offer an expert and professional gutter clean as a one off or contracted, you can find more details about our gutter cleaning services and much more here.