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Gutter and Drain Clearing

July 26, 2023 – by Mark Towers

Gutter and Drain Clearing is even more important with the storms and flash floods hit our homes and business premises.

One area that is often overlooked is the upkeep of gutters & drains.

Given that guttering is high up on the property, it can be an area that falls into the “out of sight, out of mind” category.

A Clear Gutter is a Happy Gutter

Guttering can become weighed down with debris over time.

This can impede the flow of water to the downpipes.

The weight of this debris and standing water can accumulate.

This can place extra strain on the brackets which attach the guttering to your property.

Issues will arise if periodical maintenance is not carried out.

Guttering needs to be inspected as it pummelling can take a pummelling after storms.

These parts should be replaced promptly.

The joints between sections of guttering are as important to check,

As these can also cause leaks.

If You’re Going to do it Yourself

Ensure you are wearing suitable clothing, including rubber gloves when doing gutter and drain clearing.

Powered access  or scaffold equipment is best for getting to the gutters safely, rather than a ladder.

Your cleaning up will be made far easier if you spread out a tarpaulin underneath the area in which you are working but make sure not to rest any ladders on it as it could cause an unstable platform to work off.

As with any DIY jobs, take your time and work systematically, in the direction that water flows along the guttering.

If all of this sounds like too much, specialists such as UK Commercial Group are able to perform maintenance on guttering and other property work, nationwide.

Blocked corners can lead to water ingress and cause property damage

Freshly cleared, water runs down the valley into the guttering

Drain jetting to clear blocked drains.

 

All posts by Tony Earnshaw

Managing Director
Since single-handedly forming the UK Commercial Group a decade ago, Tony Earnshaw has remained at the helm – overseeing the company’s developments and making all of the plays necessary to remain at the forefront of a highly competitive industry.

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