Gutters will gradually begin to fill up, and not just with rain. Dirt and debris from the roof will eventually find its way into the gutter, that’s what it’s there for after all. In most cases, this debris, including leaves, twigs, etc, will find its way to the drainpipe and into the drains, but not always. Larger items that are too big to drop will collect at the edges and form a barrier, restricting the movement of other items. This creates a dam, which leads to blockages. It can also stop rainwater from flowing and that’s where many problems start.

Regular gutter maintenance or even necessary gutter repairs aren’t the cleanest, or even safest, of household chores. Working at height isn’t for everyone, so the easiest and best way to keep on top of your gutters is by hiring a specialist to carry out the work for you.