Gutter Cleaning & Clearing in Nottingham
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Gutter Cleaning in Nottingham
At PureTech we have been providing professional gutter cleaning services to our customer in Nottingham for over 25 years. It’s one of those relatively small and simple jobs that often gets overlooked but can cause huge problems if not dealt with.
Over time, and especially during Autumn and Winter when the trees are dropping their leaves, gutters can become clogged and blocked. If the debris causing the blockage isn’t removed then damage to the interior and exterior of the property can occur. Damp and water damage are common issues related to blocked gutters and if left unchecked these problems can lead to expensive repairs.
High-Performance Gutter Vacs
We use specialist high-performance gutter vacs that allow us to carry out gutter cleaning from the safety of the ground. With a reach of nearly 50 feet, we can clean most types of domestic and commercial properties without the need for ladders or expensive scaffolding.
Our gutter cleaning equipment quickly and efficiently removes blockages and loose debris ensuring that your guttering is working properly. We have experience in dealing with those hard to reach areas and work on all types of properties.
A simple annual gutter check-up and clean carried out by PureTech will give you peace of mind that your guttering is operating effectively. It can also potentially save you from large and avoidable water damage repair bills in the future.
We aim to provide the highest levels of customer service possible. Just a small selection of reviews from our happy clients are shown below.
5/5 Does a good job, reliable and professional. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great window cleaning service.
Tim and his team have been servicing our properties for years. The professionalism and standard of work is first class! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend PureTech as a reliable and dependable Company.
Tim and team always do a good job. They're punctual, reliable and considerate too. I recommend Puretech wholeheartedly.
Commercial Gutter Cleaning
Our gutter cleaning service is used by a wide variety of business customers including retail outlets, warehouses, offices, schools and care homes. We are fully insured to work on your premises and will carry out a risk assessment before each job. For our business clients, we are happy to meet you to discuss your gutter cleaning requirements and provide a free no-obligation quote for the work to be undertaken.
Our staff are professional and friendly and used to operating in environments where and our client’s customers may be present.
Property Damage Caused by Blocked Gutters
Maintaining and cleaning your guttering may be one of those boring jobs you try and avoid, but it really is vital. If your guttering is blocked and water is not flowing correctly, then it can damage your property in several ways. Typically, damage caused by water is expensive and time-consuming to fix. Below we highlight some of the biggest issues caused by blocked gutters.
Damage to Foundations
Surprisingly, foundation damage is one of the more common issues resulting from blocked gutters. Even though your gutters and foundations are about as far from one another as is possible, it’s very easy to see how problems can quickly occur.
The function of guttering is to channel water away from your property and into the sewers. When it rains, water flows down your roof, into the gutters where it is channelled into the downpipes. If your gutters become blocked, this simple process does not occur. The water in your gutters, if it can’t reach the downpipe, will find another exit point. Typically over the top edge of the gutter. The escaped water then runs down your walls and pools on the ground. Over a period of time, it will sink into the properties foundations.
Depending on the length of time the guttering is blocked for, the water can cause cracks, rotting of wood and in serious cases structural problems.
Window Frames, Soffits and Fascias
Any items on the outside of a property are designed to be water-resistant. Under normal conditions, your windows, doors, soffits and fascias will withstand even the soggiest of British winters. However, if your guttering is overflowing due to blockages, then the items we’ve mentioned could be getting a regular soaking far and above what rain alone can cause. Over time the wood will start to rot and once this happens you may also see water entering the property.
Your roof is the closest point to a blocked gutter and can, therefore, suffer the worst damage. Water will quickly find any weak point in the roof structure, potentially causing the wood to rot and tile damage. This is also another way the overflowing water can enter your property. A telltale sign of water from blocked gutters entering a property are brown marks and mould appearing on ceilings or exterior walls.
Damage to Gardens
If rainwater is not being properly channelled away from the property, then the excess can easily spill into gardens causing waterlogging. Gardens are very good at dealing with excess water, but if the issue persists, you could find yourself with dead grass and plants in the affected area.
Avoiding Blocked Gutters
To avoid all of the issues we’ve discussed the solution is to keep your gutters clean and free from debris. This is a job you can complete yourself, providing you have a set of ladders and the right safety equipment. Alternatively, for a relatively modest price, you can have your gutters cleaned professionally. At PureTech, we’ve invested in specialist gutter cleaning equipment that will quickly and safely clean your gutters. Our long reach gutters vacs suck up all the debris that can lead to a costly blockage.
When Should you Have Your Gutters Cleaned?
Over the winter, leaves, moss and other debris build-ups in gutters which, if left unchecked, can create blockages.
When gutters become blocked, it prevents rainwater from being carried away properly from your property. The water instead finds alternative ways of escaping the guttering, and it can often seep into or run your down brickwork.
Water damage caused by blocked gutters can occur quickly, especially in periods of heavy rainfall. The cost of fixing water damage can run into hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. However, by simply cleaning and maintaining your guttering annually you can easily avoid any expensive, unnecessary bills.
Gutter Cleaning Service
At PureTech, we provide a quick and simple gutter cleaning service to homes and businesses across Nottingham. Our specialist high-performance gutter cleaning vacs have a reach of nearly 50 feet meaning we can clear most gutters from ground level. This removes the need for ladders and scaffolding and allows us to complete the job quickly and effectively.
Can I Clean my Gutters Myself?
We realise that some people prefer to carry out these sorts of tasks themselves and so we’ve compiled a gutter cleaning ‘How To’ guide below;
Ideally, it’s always best to have someone hold the bottom of your ladders when gutter cleaning to ensure they don’t slip. Practically, this may not always be possible, and so it’s very important to position your ladders at the correct angle and also ensure the ground they are stood on is secure.
The Right Equipment
Gutter Cleaning is not just a case of nipping up some ladders and pulling the odd leaf out. If you’ve not had them cleaned for a few years or you live near trees that drop their leaves, then the build-up can be significant. However, with the correct equipment, you can still make light work of the job.
Firstly you’ll need to safely attach a bucket to the top of your ladders. This is where you’ll be putting all the gutter debris. Next, a gutter scoop is used to remove as much of the build-up as possible. Once the larger pieces have been removed you can use a hose to flush away anything that remains.
Gutter Cleaning can be a dirty job, and so it’s best to take sensible measures for protecting your hands and eyes. Gloves are essential as you could be dealing with broken roof tiles plus all manner of other unpleasantness.
It’s also advisable to wear eye protection. This may sound unnecessary but consider the fact that you’ll be 20 feet in the air and losing your balance at that height because something has flicked in your eye is unlikely to end well.