The Autumn leaves are falling, so that means there is a great chance your gutters will be or starting to get a little clogged up.
I was at a home yesterday & there was a foot high small tree growing out of their guttering! Needless to say that I am guessing that their drainage wasn’t working that well.
What does this mean for you?
- Your gutters won’t last as long, they will hold water & rust out – so long term, a bill to replace all of your gutters & downpipes; and
- You risk potential damage to your home’s structure through water penitration – which ultimately, through wood rot can result in a significant bill after a structural failure;
- Leakage – what is the use of a patio cover if it leaks?
Nine times out of ten, when there is a leak we often find the gutters are full of leaf debris. Don’t forget your downpipes too – sometimes something as simple as a tennis ball can block it up & cause trouble. If in doubt you can get your local plumber to clear your drainage pipes of roots & the like with an electric eel which we have also found in the past can assist with cleaning up drainage issues.
So, before Winter sets in & it gets cold & rainy – take some time this weekend to clean your guttering.
Remember to do this safely as we want you to enjoy a beer or glass of wine or whatever your pleasure is after with your family.
Until next time… Cheers!