FAQs about Cleaning Guttering

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Guttering and roofline elements from East Midlands Roofing Solutions are essential to protecting your property from the elements. While we are specialist installers of gutters, here we have put together all the answers you need to know about clean your guttering too!

How Long Does it Take to Clean My Gutters?

This depends on the size and type of your property. For example, a 3 bedroom semi-detached home this could take anywhere between an hour and 90 minutes. Larger properties could take between 2 and 3 hours, this could also be the case for homes with difficult access.

Does Guttering Need Cleaning Every Year?

If your house is close to tall trees or you have issues with moss on your roof then we would recommend having your gutters cleaned at least once every 12 months. Guttering that is left for years can often accumulate roof debris and sand from roof tiles making cleaning them a much more arduous task.

My Guttering is Dripping, Will Cleaning Resolve This?

Sometimes because of excess debris in the gutters, rainwater can back up and overflow which causes drips or mini waterfalls. In this instance, removing the debris from gutters allows the water to drain properly. If the joints in the guttering have failed this could need repairing or replacing.

What’s the Difference Between Gutter Cleaning and Repairs?

You will only require gutter repairs if they are sagging, leaking or constantly overflowing. If you are unsure though, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 0016062 for advice.

What is the best method to clean guttering?

The best method is by hand, using brushes and sponges. Access your gutters using a ladder, scaffold or a cherry picker, depending on the size of your property or building.

What Problems Can Leaking or Overflowing Guttering Cause?

Ignoring a problem with guttering can lead to a number of effects such as discolouration of your external walls or damp problems within your walls. Poorly fitted gutters can block and overflow which allows water to flow behind fascia boards or cladding which can lead to rotten wooden beams and supports. Prolonged and excessive overflow can lead to localised subsidence which will decrease the value of your property considerably and be costly to fix.

Why Does Water Drip from My Gutters for a Long Time After it Rains?

This is usually because the seals or joints on your guttering have degraded or perished. This issue will be made worse by blockages in a downpipe or your gutters

Should I Be Concerned if Sections of my Gutters are Starting to Sag?

Yes, this is a sign your gutters were installed incorrectly. Sagging occurs when brackets have been placed too far apart which leads to deposits of debris forming within the guttering which can lead to blockages. If this is ignored sagging will progress to warping of the guttering which is much more expensive to fix. Therefore, it is easier and more cost-effective to resolve this issue when you first notice the sagging.

Got any more Questions? Get in Touch

If you have any more questions regarding guttering, do not hesitate to contact East Midlands Roofing Solutions.

We can offer a no-obligation quote on new guttering and repairs for customers across Nottingham and the East Midlands.

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