Spring is now in full swing. The plants are blooming and the temperature is starting to heat up. But before you unpack the BBQ, there are some maintenance jobs you should consider tackling, to keep your property in full working order. One of these, is checking the gutters. But why should you check your gutters this Spring? And what should you be looking out for? Well, here at Gilston Building Services, we are Preston’s leading building professionals. From brickwork to guttering, we provide high quality, effective services. As a result, we have produced this guide to the importance of checking your gutters.
Why should you check your gutters this Spring?
- The weather- Over the winter, snow and ice are expected. But in the spring, one thing you can usually be sure off are strong rain showers and downpours. If your gutters are blocked, or have been damaged by the winter weather, they will be unable to effectively transport water away from your roof, and this can cause water damage to your external brickwork.
- Plants and flowers- gutters that are not regularly maintained can become home to a range of weeds and plant-life. In spring, this will all begin to grow again, leading to blocked pipes and water build up, which could cause physical damage to the guttering, or to your external brickwork. It could also lead to burst pipes, which can be expensive and challenging to repair.
- Leaves and debris- its not just living plants that cause an issue. Leaves and debris that have built up from last autumn are the most common culprits of blocked downspouts and guttering problems. These can be transported from the guttering, into the pipes, simply by the power of heavy rainfall.
For more information or for professional gutter repair, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.