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What Is the Difference Between Gutter Cleaning and Clearing?

If you have found yourself the victim of a blocked gutter or want to be proactive about keeping things moving nicely, chances are you have come across both cleaning and clearing services. Knowing which solution you need is important, as not looking after your gutters properly can lead to many problems.  With people of the UK cumulatively spending on average £3.8 billion a year on home maintenance, we are a nation of home lovers! Continue reading to find out what gutter service you should choose, depending on your needs.

What Is Gutter Cleaning?

The normal definition for gutter cleaning is a service that treats the exterior of your home. This involves brushing, wiping and washing the guttering to create a sparkling finish.  Commonly carried out to improve a home’s aesthetic, this service removes any dirt that is a common occurrence thanks to weather and animals. As well as offering a spotless finish, regular cleaning can also prolong the lifespan of guttering, making it a popular choice for many homeowners.

What Is Gutter Clearing?

If you are dealing with a buildup of dirt and debris that is causing your gutters to not work the way they should, then you should select gutter clearing.  This service is the process of removing any debris from within the gutter using industrial-strength tools. Commonly required after a series of bad weather conditions, clearing is essential for ensuring that water can flow through with no restrictions.  We recommend that gutter clearing occurs several times a year, particularly after extreme weather such as wind and rain. It is commonly leaves and twigs that create blockages but can turn into moss growth if left untreated. The longer you leave a gutter, the harder it will be to clear.

Can You Clean and Clear Gutters Yourself?

As with any home maintenance task, you can try to clean and clear your gutters, but this is best left to the professionals! Cleaning is easier, but it should only be carried out with the right tools and products. If you use equipment that is too harsh or a cleaning solution that is too strong, you could end up causing more harm than good in your washing endeavours. You will also need to be confident with heights and be able to move along outside your home, which only some are comfortable with. A professional can do the job quickly and easily, with guaranteed sparkling results. Gutter clearing is more difficult, and we recommend always having expert assistance. The process involves using industry tools and specific water pressure to dislodge blockages. If not done properly, damage can occur, such as cracks and breaks. Even the smallest issues could lead to a huge damp problem, so seeking professional help is good. To learn more about our Gutter cleaning and clearing services, click here.
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