Gutters that are neglected and leaking water for a long period of time have the potential to damage the foundations of your property, which can lead to costly and major reconstruction works being required.
Top tips for keeping your gutters in order are:
• From the ground, check if your gutters have any cracks, broken brackets or leaks and are correctly positioned to drain water to down pipes
• Ask a professional company to clean your gutters and advise on any repairs required to the roofing in general
• Have a gutter guard fitted to prevent them being clogged with debris if tree leaf shedding causes blockages and ensure that the guards are cleaned on a regular basis
• Check that downpipes are free from blockages and are running freely and that ground drains and associated gullies are clear