When was the last time you had your guttering checked? Your gutters actually play a significant role in the structural integrity of your house, guiding rainwater off your roof and straight down the drain. Despite their importance, though, it can be all too easy to forget about them until something goes wrong. If your gutters become clogged or broken, the results can be serious; not only could you end up with structural damage, the resulting damp can cause health issues for you and your family.
To help with your gutter efficiency it’s advised to clear them at the beginning of winter, after the autumn leaves have fallen and before the really bad weather kicks in. This will reduce your chances of experiencing blocked guttering later on in the year, and gives you plenty of time to book in any gutter repairs with Vale Plumbing and Heating Services before it gets too wet and windy. It’s also a good idea to do a quick check of your gutters in spring. Make sure that any large pieces of debris that have blown in over winter are removed, and check that all of the screws are tight and that no brackets are loose. Gutters can be damaged by heavy snow-fall and high winds, so it’s also wise to ensure everything’s in order after a spell of particularly bad weather.
Vale Plumbing & Heating Services are happy to discuss any questions or queries you may have about guttering & downpipes, just contact us to speak to one of the team.
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