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Why it is important to clean your guttering regularly

When was the last time you had your guttering checked? If, like most people, you can’t remember, then now might be time to get around to it.

Even though they’re “out of sight and out of mind” for the majority of the time, your gutters actually play a huge role in the structural integrity of your house, and keeping them clean is a great way to avoid the potentially costly expense of gutter repairs.

Gutters have one job: to guide 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.

Whether you have cast iron, plastic, or pressed steel gutters, they need to be cleaned annually in order to keep them performing properly, and to avoid the need for gutter repairs in the future.
Read the full article here: http://www.axa.co.uk/help-and-advice/my-home/why-it-is-important-to-clean-your-guttering-regularly/

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