Your gutters are not something you probably spend a lot of time thinking about. They are just there, doing their thing and other jobs seem more pressing. But your gutters play an essential role in maintaining your property and keeping them clean will prevent costly repair bills in the future.
Of all the landscaping services we offer in Dublin, cleaning gutters is not the most glamorous, but it is essential home maintenance as a cluttered and blocked gutter can have a huge impact on your home, your roof and your wallet.
What gutters do
Gutters are simple in nature, designed to do one thing and one thing only: channel any water off your roof and away from your property through your drains. And they do the job really well. But many people have an ‘out of sight – out of mind’ attitude to their gutters. This can have disastrous consequences.
Problems blocked gutters can cause
Over the course of a time, gutters can fill up with leaves, debris, dirt and branches which, if not removed, can turn into a natural fertiliser for any seeds that get dropped by birds, or moss that grows because your gutter is blocked and your roof is damp. These plants and moss can cause further blockages, or compromise the structure of your house, growing into cracks in your walls, rotting your fascia boards, your windows and causing long term damage to your foundations which are all expensive to repair.
Any blockages can also mean that water sits on your roof or in your gutter and against your property. Any further water can make the guttering bow and break, and the water will find another way down your walls. This can result in water damage to your walls creating damp and causing all sorts of problems. This is the same for any drains that are blocked. Blocked drains can overflow and leave pools of standing water, eroding stonework or patio slabs which will be costly to repair.
New Leaf Gutter cleaning
A New Leaf, we offer a range of landscaping services for Dublin, and clearing out your gutters is one of them. We can remove all of the dirt, debris and leaves from your gutter and give them a good clean so they are working efficiently. We will take all of the mess away, giving you the peace of mind that any water has a clear passage away from your house and down your drains.
We recommend that you clean your gutters at least once a year to prevent build up of dead leaves and dirt, removing any seeds that have taken root, and making your system work efficiently. Give us a call at New Leaf Landscaping to book your gutter cleaning and for any landscaping work in Dublin you may need.
If you need your gutters or roof cleaning, have a look at our roof/gutter cleaning page and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at New Leaf Landscaping.