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A Property Managers Guide to Gutter Cleaning - Guide for Property Managers

The time comes when every gutter needs to be cleaned. Indeed, gutters are an integral part of every buildings structure, and inevitably clog up with debris and water over time. If gutters are left uncleaned, blockages can occur, and you can face repair costs into the tens of thousands. To avoid this, we recommend that you clean your gutters regularly.  

By routinely cleaning your gutters, you are ensuring that your building remains protected from possible leaks, rodent infestation, roof collapse and expensive exterior damage. As such, it is not only vital to clean your gutters frequently but to choose an expert gutter repair company when doing so.  

Hiring an expert gutter repair company to clean your property’s gutters will save you both time and money and the hassle of a bodge job. To learn exactly what to look for when choosing a gutter cleaning company, read our expert guide to gutter repair below. 

Why should you clean your property’s gutters? 

It is essential to frequently clean your property’s gutters as blocked gutters can cause serious damage to your property. Not only can gutters that are clogged with leaves, moss and debris result in both interior and exterior damage to your property, but they can also attract rodents, birds and unfortunately, even wasp nests. And that’s not all.  

If you do not clean your gutters on a regular basis, they can weigh down your roof and cause thousands of pounds of damage to your property, including complete roof collapse. So, what should be a straightforward, inexpensive maintenance job can become an expensive nightmare if routinely neglected. Indeed, from leaks to rodents to roofs collapsing, blocked gutters, if left unattended, can wreak havoc on your property and result in extremely expensive repairs.  

This is why it is essential to clean your property’s gutters regularly as by doing so, you can effectively avoid these issues and keep both your building and budget in good standing.  

How often should your gutters be cleaned? 

It is recommended to clean your property’s gutters at least twice a year. However, how often you should clean your gutters does depend on where you live, in particular if there are trees nearby that could potentially clog your gutters with falling leaves. Indeed, if you live in a rural location you may need to have your gutters cleaned more regularly as your property will be exposed to a lot more foliage than if you live in an urban environment. It is also important to clean your gutters more frequently if there have been any periods of severe stormy weather, as this could cause an accumulation of debris which in turn could block your gutters.  

Indeed, when you clean your gutters will depend on the time of year. Typically, we see the most leaves fall in spring and autumn so as a result it is recommended to clean your gutters during both of these seasons, ideally at the end of autumn and the beginning of spring. These are also prime times for birds and insects alike to build nests, so it is best to clean your gutters during both of these seasons also to avoid any uninvited guests. 

Cleaning your gutters at least twice a year can prevent them from becoming clogged up and your property being damaged. It is therefore recommended to organise a professional gutter cleaning twice a year at the very minimum.

What to look for in gutter cleaning services; 

As most guttering is located along the edges of roof tops and down steep walls, cleaning guttering can be a dangerous and costly job. This is of particular concern if you are managing a commercial property that is several stories high and has limited access to high points. Indeed, scaffolding can be a costly and cumbersome requirement, so it is always preferable to choose a professional gutter cleaning service that makes affordable accessibility a priority. 

When choosing a professional gutter cleaning service, it is important to keep this in mind and look for a company that offers gutter cleaning services without scaffolding. For instance, here at Spectrum, we offer gutter cleaning services that do not require scaffolding and can save you up to 70% in access costs.  

It is also important to look for a gutter cleaning company that can provide you with a full report of the job and both pre and post cleaning photos. This can give you the peace of mind that the job is done, and your building is safe for the months to come.  

What to avoid in gutter cleaning services; 

To avoid wasting both time and money, it is important to avoid choosing a gutter cleaning service that does not prioritise ease of access. Commercial gutter cleaning is a tricky business as gutters are typically located in awkward and difficult to reach locations. To save yourself both the expense and inconvenience of erecting scaffolding, it is highly recommended to choose a commercial gutter cleaning company which has teams specifically trained to work at height without the need for scaffolding.  

Spectrum’s Gutter Cleaning Service and Equipment; 

Here at Spectrum we offer an unrivalled gutter cleaning service which requires zero scaffolding, reduces access costs up to 70% and delivers incredible results every time. Indeed, we can repair and replace guttering up to six floors high without scaffolding using our state-of-the-art gutter cleaning tools. Our gutter cleaning vacuum is even more efficient than manual cleaning and creates no mess as its powerful wet and dry vacuum technology sucks gutters clean. Moreover, it is lightweight and flexible, and can access hard to reach gutters at commercial properties.  

After every project, we will also send you a full report with pictures at the end of the project. Along with gutter cleaning, we also do gutter repair and with all the works we are currently carrying out, we offer free disinfecting cleaning to support with preventing the spread of coronavirus. Indeed, all of our teams already wear full PPE on site as standard. 

We also provide all the necessary gutter cleaning equipment, including the gutter cleaning machines and gutter cleaning vacuums. 

So, if you would like to discuss your commercial gutter cleaning requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to a member of our team today.

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