Does Your Gutter Need Cleaning? | Hire A Professional

February 28, 2020 10:52 am

There are more than enough jobs that, as homeowners, we all have to do. Defrosting your car, wiping down the oven, or braving cleaning up after a big night out. We don’t need any more adding to the list. But unfortunately, the list can seem to never, ever end!

The gutters on the external side of our homes have to cope with the harshest weather. They do a simple albeit effective job, but that efficiency can be limited when they fill up with leaves, debris, sludge or any number of other items. Gutters need cleaning, but it’s a dirty and laborious job, so the best way to do this is to hire someone to clean them for you.

Why Should I Hire A Professional To Clean My Gutters?

Hiring a professional to clean or maintain your gutters has some fantastic benefits. The first is you don’t have to balance yourself precariously on a high ladder. If your own personal safety is not enough to convince you, then let us give you some more fantastic benefits you’ll receive by sourcing the job out to someone who does it for a living.

You might not think gutters need cleaning, but they really do. Over the years, gutters will fill with debris and collect as the rainwater flows away. This will eventually lead to the roof starting to ‘pond’. This means blockages can damage your brickwork as it begins to erode from the cascading rainwater.

dirty gutter which needs cleaning


Even though they’re on the outside of the house, dirty gutters do pose a health hazard. One of the consequences of the fall of rainwater is that mould and mildew will start to build up. These can be very difficult to remove without the use of high-pressure water jets. If you haven’t got one of those, then it’s time to call a professional to remove those hazardous and unsightly stains.

In addition to that, clogged up gutters also increase the risk of pest infestations. Rodents, insects and even small birds can make the collection of leafy debris in your gutters their home. Worse still, they don’t even pay rent! It’s never nice to make anything homeless, but you’ll pay for it in the long run if you don’t.

For most people, gutter cleaning is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. That someone doesn’t have to be you. Hiring someone who does it for a living means that they will bring their dedicated equipment to take a filthy job and turn it into something infinitely cleaner. They will also do it so much quicker than someone who isn’t a professional. 

One piece of specialist equipment is a flexible camera that pros can use to look into the gutters to see the state of them before making a start. Knowing what they’re getting into before they do anything else, means they bring the right tools, to do the right job. Right away!

With enough household jobs to worry about, cleaning your gutters is one that is easy to overlook. It’s also easy to keep putting it off but hiring a professional to do it for you might cost a little money, but it will save you so much more in the long run. 


To find out more about how we can help you and your gutters, get in touch with our team today. Give us a call on 01865 389962 or head over to our contact page for more information. 

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