Gutters play a vital role in keeping your building clean, safe and free from water ingress. You might have noticed but in the UK it does tend to rain every now and then. This water accumulates on rooftops and flows downwards along the easiest course of action. If allowed, it will penetrate cracks and fissures in the tiling, flat roofs and facades of the building.
That’s why it’s always worth ensuring that your stone, cement and brickwork is in good repair. However, over time water will always find a way in, which is why it's essential that you have adequate guttering to deal with the volume of water that falls in this country.
Gutters need to be attached on the lowest point of any roof to catch water that runs off. The guttering needs to be sloped and have down tubes to take water away from the building as quickly as possible, preferably into a drain or other channel where it will not accumulate further.
However, as well as water, other debris can get into the guttering. This debris is usually leaves that have fallen from trees or dirt and other detritus that gathers on roofs and is washed away. If not regularly removed, this can build up and cause blockages in the guttering and this is when big problems occur.
Blocked or damaged guttering can cause water to build up and reservoir in places where you really don’t want it. As mentioned above, water looks for the path of least resistance and this can mean spilling down walls, into brickwork or other parts of the building that should stay dry. It can also cause gutters to become too heavy and lead to cracking or pieces of the guttering becoming disconnected. Our team are very experienced with providing gutter cleaning and repairs.
That’s where commercial gutter cleaning services come in.
Commercial Gutter Cleaning
Most guttering is installed at height along the edges of rooftops and down steep walls, all of which means cleaning these areas can be dangerous. This is especially true of large-scale commercial buildings which are often made up of multiple storeys and with limited access to high points.
Cleaning gutters is also not as simple as you would imagine. It requires removing blockages and debris at height along lengths of guttering, which often involves specialist safety and cleaning equipment.
Here at Spectrum, we offer a professional local gutter cleaning service that will keep all your building’s gutters in good condition and prevent water ingress at all weak spots. We can operate safely at height, with access specialists and safety equipment making sure that everyone is safe at all times.
Using our gutter cleaning vacuum, we will remove blockages and other debris and spot any potential future issues to monitor over time. As well as horizontal guttering, the vacuum process can also clean downpipes, which can be very tricky to access using traditional gutter cleaning equipment. That means you will have no unseen blockages or build-ups catching you by surprise during a downpour.
We can fix any small breakages or damage to the gutters, making sure that all fixings are in good working order and no leaks are visible – which also helps to keep the building’s users safe.