The weather experienced by us in the UK, is nothing short of horrendous. In fact I would go as far as saying we have worse weather than any other country in Northern Europe. Being based in Liverpool, we tend to get very wet and windy weather due to the Irish Sea and the Gulf Stream coming together. This stormy weather can wreak havoc on our homes, causing an immense amount of damage which can cost thousands to repair. It is one of the downsides to living in this great part of the world but I think it is more than worth it.
Your rain gutters tend to be more susceptible to damage than any other exterior part of your home. Rain gutters are not made of brick or stone and they are not built-in to the structure of the home, so this leaves them as the extremities of the home, meaning they are vulnerable to all that the weather can throw at them. It is not case of if your gutters get damaged, more a case of when. So with that in mind, it is best to prepare for the very worst and stay on top of your building maintenance.
With every repair job it is best to stem the problem before it exacerbates into a much bigger and essentially costlier problem. It is very easy to spot small issues with your guttering system on a rainy day. Leaks and holes that may have been invisible to the naked eye on a dry day suddenly become very evident. My advice to you is to get outside the next time it rains and give your home a thorough inspection. Walk up and down each side of your home, casting an eye over every part of the piping and make a note of any leaks you see. Do not be tempted to try and repair your guttering in the rain because it is safer and more practical to work with a dry gutter.
At JT Gutter Cleaning we offer an excellent repair and inspection service that will aid you in this process. We often say to customers, ‘Why did you not tell us about this issue earlier? Now we have to replace the entire section of drain pipe’. Tackle the small issues, preventing them from becoming much bigger ones and save yourself a lot of money in the process. This is a rule that everyone who is responsible for the maintenance of your home should follow.