The gutters around your office are there to guide rainwater from the roof to the drain. It is essential that you keep your gutters well-maintained to ensure the building’s structural integrity is kept intact. Although they are annoying, gutters play a crucial role in building management. They can be used to save rainwater, irrigate the outdoor grounds and prevent any rainwater build-up that may cause damage such as damp and leaks. Keeping your gutters free from debris will control the flow of rainwater that hits the roof of your building and send it elsewhere.
Keeping the gutters clean
Your gutter maintenance likely depends on where your office building is located. For example, if it is in a complex that is abundant with trees, chances are your gutters will be clogged on a regular basis, especially during autumn.
The best way to keep your gutters well-maintained is to conduct a routine maintenance procedure. It may help to invest in leaf guards to reduce the likelihood of debris making its way into your gutters and prevent occasional clogging.
Determine when is the best time to clean your gutters
In the UK, this will likely be during autumn. When cleaning the gutters, the leaf guards should be removed before taking out all outdoor debris that can cause clogging. Then, it will need hosing down, allowing the water to wash away any other residue that is lingering. It’s also important to check the bottom of the downpipes for any blockages.
When cleaning the gutter, the conditions of the gutter spikes and fasteners should also be assessed. When using a ladder, the top should not rest against the gutters. Of course, if you don’t have an internal hire to clean out your gutters, a professional cleaning company can help.
If you don’t clean your gutters…
Dirty gutters won’t just invite pests and insects, but they can build up water, causing damage to the building. A blockage can also cause water spillages. During colder seasons, the accumulated water can freeze and crack your foundation.
When it comes to commercial property management, gutter maintenance is essential. If you don’t have a cleaning routine in place, you may benefit from a professional cleaning service. Get in touch withtoday to learn more about our cleaning services.