Gutters should be checked at least twice a year for patency, tightness and fixing. An unobstructed gutter system installed next to an external wall poses a greater risk of its dampness. To avoid this, you should remember to periodically check the gutter system: inspection of the gutters, carrying out the necessary repairs and cleaning.
Various things often fall into the gutters that make it difficult to drain rainwater: leaves, moss, twigs, insects and any other debris. Dirty, clogged gutters contribute to the contamination of the building facade. After each winter, freezing water and depositing snow may cause the gutter system to deform and any leaks in the gutter system.
The most common clogging of the gutters is due to clogging with leaves and pieces of branches. This situation, due to clogging of downpipes, causes excess water to overflow onto the wall during heavy rainfall. An effective solution is the installation of a gutter filter in the gutters, which trap impurities.
The main period of time to check whether the gutters and downspouts are free from leaves, branches or too much mud is the autumn period. Spring may be another period when it is worth cleaning the gutters and checking their condition.
If you want to keep the gutters open, it is worth using a ladder to remove any objects, leaves or pieces of branches from the gutters.
Gutter drain pipes can be cleaned with water from a garden hose. Gutters and drains that have not been cleaned for a long time often cause staining of walls and facades. It also happens that neglected gutters make the building’s insulation and wooden soffits damp.
After cleaning the gutters, it is worth considering installing a filter to the gutters. The filter prevents clogging of the gutter by leaves, moss, twigs and any other impurities. It allows the water to flow, and at the same time stops any contamination before blocking the gutter and causing various damages.
A good solution is the OPTIMUM gutter filter. The filter is made of polyether foam resistant to weather conditions. It is easy to put on, no tools required.
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