While unblocking a gutter itself could have been a relatively mundane task that anyone could take on, the location of those gutters makes it a dangerous task best left to professionals with knowledge and experience. Often far higher than an average step ladder can reach, it’s just plain dangerous to attempt to clean or repair gutters if you’re not a trained professional with the expertise and tools to do so. That’s why No1PHD offer a range of drainage services for unblocking and repairing gutters and downpipes, safely, leaving you to simply relax and admire a job well done. Just call us today and we’ll get one of our experts out to your property in no time.
Gutters are there to stop rainwater from coursing down the side of your property, causing long term damage and giving anyone entering or leaving the building an impromptu—likely unwelcome—shower. When they become blocked, they no longer achieve this function. Furthermore, broken gutters not only fail to keep the rain in check, but they can also present a serious risk of injury, should a piece break away from the building and fall. If gutters were at floor level, cleaning them would be a simple matter that could be handled with a trowel and a bit of elbow grease. But their height makes the job a little more involved and requires various pieces of specialist equipment, as well as the trained experts to wield that equipment. No1PHD has both, and they’re ready to deal with your blocked and broken gutters.
A gutter is only as effective as the downpipe it is attached to. The water collected in the gutters is funnelled along to the nearest downpipe, where it is safely transported down to the drain (or water collection tank in some cases). If that downpipe becomes blocked, the water will back up and eventually begin to spill over the sides, rendering the entire purpose of the gutters null. Blocked downpipes can be even trickier to deal with than gutters. While the downpipes reach down to ground level—and thus, safely within reach—they are fully enclosed. This means that it is often the case that a downpipe needs to be removed in order to unblock it, a task that can lead to injury and/or property damage if not done right. Our experts can take care of this safely.
As mentioned above, broken gutters can pose a serious health risk, should they break completely free and fall, potentially hitting someone. The same applies to downpipes which, while they reach down to the ground, also reach up to gutter height. If a building is near to a public area, such as a pavement or parking area, the potential of broken gutter or downpipe segments falling to the ground brings with it certain questions of public liability, whether you’re a commercial/public sector property or not. On top of this, the water that should be inside those gutters and downpipes can cause damage to your building and maybe you’ll require some leak detection internally. Unblocking gutters and downpipe repairs are essential and take time to rectify, but if you’re interested in the long-term health of your property, you’ll want to get those broken gutter and downpipes repaired as soon as possible. Call No1PHD to arrange a date.
The cause of gutter and downpipe blockages can largely be attributed to leaves and various particles blown there in the wind. Not to mention silt and residue from the water itself. This can all build up over time and, as with many blockage situations, the more of a blockage there is, to begin with, the easier it is for debris to get caught in that blockage and make it worse. A surefire way to spot a gutter in need of unblocking (other than water pouring over the sides during rainfall) is small plantlife visible over the sides of the guttering. It doesn’t take much for plants to take hold anywhere, and the constantly watered, always well-lit gutters of your property are ideal for little plants once enough of a layer of sediment has built up. Also, be on the lookout for birds nests. While bird nests aren’t necessarily a sign of gutter in desperate need of a good cleaning, the nest itself can prevent proper water flow. Regardless of the cause, however, No1PHD can handle it.
Whether the cause of your gutter and downpipe woes are clear for all to see in the plantlife overhanging your building, or completely out of sight in the downpipes, No1PHD have the experts on hand and the tools ready to go to root out the cause of the problem and remedy it, whether it needs a simple unblocking or a full-on repair. Give us a call today on 08006906777 and get your gutters and downpipes unblocked or repaired quickly and safely by the drainage professionals.
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.