The main purpose of gutters and guttering is to safely remove rainfall from the properties and whisking it away, into the drainage system. Gutters and roofs are not designed to hold standing water for lengthy periods of time.
Clogged gutters, caused by a build-up of debris, can hamper effective rainwater drainage and long term can cause expensive and preventable damage to your property.
Roofs and gutters are designed to swiftly remove water and not to retain it. Trapped rainwater provides a fertile soup for airborne grass seeds and before long, your own high level gutter garden forcing water to spill over the edges, and cause fascia boards to rot. Seeping down building walls, rainwater can cause rising mould spores to form on internal walls, insulation, windows, and ceilings. In extreme cases, property foundations can become compromised as trapped water – which should be making its way into the drains – starts to pool around the building.
Keeping your gutters free flowing, whether they are old style cast iron, pressed steel box gutter, or plastic (PVC) types, is an essential part of property maintenance.