Gutters are often high up—far beyond the reach of a step ladder—making cleaning and repairing them a particularly risky job to undertake. A job that shouldn’t be undertaken by anyone who is not a professional with the right tools for the job. But it is very important to keep your gutters well maintained, so No1PHD are here to help. We have drainage professionals who are ready to meet your gutter cleaning and repair needs.
Gutters keep rainwater away from your house, by directing it all to downpipes where it can safely drain away. Though your house should be resistant to a little rain, exposure to water degrades the exterior of a building, and so the simple act of preventing water from running down the walls can greatly extend the life of a building and its facia. It also prevents the building from being surrounded by a small waterfall as all the rainwater hitting the roof pours over the edges. Gutters left for too long without maintenance can begin to acquire a life of their own in the form of plants, birds, and other small animals. This added weight can cause a potential safety risk if a piece of guttering were to break away under the added strain.
Reaching high places is not only difficult and dangerous, but it can also cause an inconvenience to others. Especially if the high places are on communal buildings, schools, restaurants, or other commercial buildings that have a lot of foot traffic. No1PHD can reach those high places with specialist equipment, ensuring that everyone is kept safe and with minimal inconvenience.
Keeping your gutters in good condition is not just about preventing long term wear and tear to your property. As mentioned above, damaged guttering can pose a serious health and safety risk, should a piece of guttering (or anything in the guttering) fall and impact someone below. A health and safety risk which you would be liable for. If you spot any signs of loose guttering, broken sections, missing brackets, or anything other cause for concern, you should call No1PHD immediately and arrange to have our experts fix the problem before it becomes a bigger problem.
There are a few options when it comes to reaching those gutters. A gutter vacuum, as the name suggests, sucks silt and other smaller debris from the gutters safely. If gutters are left for too long without proper maintenance, however, the downpipes (vertical pipes through which the water is carried to the drain) may also block up. In those cases, a flushing system can be employed. Using water, the downpipes and gutters are thoroughly flushed out, removing any debris that may be blocking them. Being drainage experts, we can tackle harder to reach gutters, such as commercial buildings, or awkward to get to spaces, a cherry picker may be required. Rest assured, however, that whatever the tool, No1PHD are equipped to tackle the job.
It can be tempting to just grab a ladder and a trowel and have a go yourself. It’s cheaper, right? Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t;
Don’t put your safety at risk and spend a large chunk of your valuable time doing a job that No1PHD can do faster and more thoroughly, without putting you at risk.
As with most things in life, it’s easier to maintain gutters than it is to repair them. Rather than wait until they break, or until a small tree complete with bird colony starts to grow out of them, have No1PHD perform a routine clean on your gutters at regular intervals. Periodic cleaning reduces the chances of the gutters breaking, as well as allows our experts to catch any potential problems as they develop.
It’s important to the health of your property, the wellbeing of people in the area, and it just looks better. Don’t let your gutters fall into disrepair, call No1PHD on 08006906777 and book your gutter cleaning service today. And if it’s too late, if there is already damage to your guttering, call us for that. We’ll carry out any repairs with speed and efficiency so you don’t have to worry about anything falling on your head when you leave for work!
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.