Let’s face it – the topic of home gutters is far from fascinating. Most homeowners don’t think about their guttering system until it stops working properly. Fact is, gutters provide a very important service to your home. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.
It doesn’t take long for damaged or clogged gutters to show wear and tear on your home and devalue your investment. It can cause a leaky roof and/or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home which can end up costing thousands. Gutters clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mould and honeycombs from bee infestations.
“Must Do” Maintenance to Protect Your Investment
It is essential to have your gutters cleaned regularly to protect the value and condition of your investment. Gutter cleaning falls under the responsibility of the landlord, not the tenant. The frequency of cleaning required depends on how many trees you have in close proximity to the home, and how heavily these trees shed their debris. If there are a lot of leaves collecting on the ground, chances are they are also collecting in the gutters. Gutter guards are one way you can reduce the frequency of cleaning required, however they do not eliminate the need for cleaning completely.
The end of autumn is a perfect time to have your gutters professionally cleaned. We have a number of reputable companies on hand that we can arrange to clean out your gutters to ensure your investment is safe from leaks and water damage over the winter months. Please email your property manager if you would like us to arrange this for you.