Leigh’s leading Local Gutter Cleaner.
Having your home’s gutters thoroughly cleaned each spring and autumn will keep them working efficiently. Moss, leaves and debris can build up and obstruct the flow of water to the downspouts, which will cause water damage to your property’s fascia and masonry. Water pouring over the edge of gutters or from leaks can seriously damage your home.
Many home owners never think about using a gutter cleaner, and only notice a problem with their gutters when they fail, usually during heavy rainfall, but rainwater may already be causing damage long before the visible signs become apparent.
Gutter cleaning should be performed regularly to prevent property damage.( Property insurers recommend cleaning out your gutters a minimum of once a year. )
Gutter Cleaning Services
Offering traditional gutter cleaning services for all types of domestic houses and commercial buildings, preventing unnecessary expensive property damage that blocked and neglected gutters will cause.
Domestic Gutter Cleaning
I clean domestic guttering daily, after a brief inspection of the gutters and downspouts, ( Sometimes photos are taken to show the customer the extent of the debris build-up ) customers are usually happy for the gutter cleaning to go ahead without delay.
Commercial Gutter Cleaning
I also offer Commercial guttering cleaning to Business Units, Schools, Offices, Housing Associations, Local Councils and Residential Homes etc.
How I Clean Out Guttering
Cleaning gutters usually starts close to the downspout, working steadily away removing all large debris (Moss, leaves, twigs, etc.) along the full gutter length. Once the bulk of the build-up has been removed the remainder can be brushed together at intervals and removed.
Finally the downspouts are checked for restrictions or any blockages, debris is removed before the downspouts are tested with water to ensure good drainage.
If standing water is still visible after the gutter has been cleaned, it’s possible the gutter isn’t sloping properly. To correct the water flow problem an adjustment to the flow angle may be required.
If the gutter doesn’t incline enough, separation and re-positioning each bracket, by working with a small section of gutter at a time, (usually two feet apart along the gutters length), until a minimum of a quarter inch drop for each ten foot of gutter leading towards the downspout will ensure the gutter drains correctly.
Plastic gutters often start to leak due to the gutter unseating itself from the rubber. The design of uPVC gutters allows the gutter the expand and contract over the rubber during temperature change. A cracking noise may be heard when the gutter is moving over the rubber travelling back and forth correctly.
Guttering repairs are usualy FREE of charge if I can complete the work in one visit, however, I avoid using sealant as this method is prone to fail.
Types of Gutters Cleaned
Many different types of gutter are susceptible to blockages and filling with up with debris.
- uPVC (Plastic)
- Box Section
Gutter Cleaning Prices
Without physically viewing a property, it's difficult to give an accurate quotation, gutter height, gutter length and access restrictions differ from one property to the next, if however you can provide a postcode, viewing the property using Google Maps usually offers a reasonable street view of the property and this helps considerably.
- Terraced house. from... £45
(Front and Back Eaves Level)
- Semi detached house. from... £45
(2 lengths Eaves Level)
- Semi detached house. from... £50
(3 lengths of gutter Eaves Level)
- Detached house. from... £60
(Many varying lengths)
- Conservatory. from... £5
(With Full Gutter Cleaning)