The danger of blocked gutters
It is advisable for home owners to clean their gutters at least once a year, and no later than the end of autumn once all the leaves have fallen from the trees. If your gutters become blocked by leaves, moss and other debris, there is a risk that they will overflow with rain water. This can result in moisture damage to the roof truss and building façade.
Cleaning gutters using a bucket, ladder and brush is laborious, not to mention a wobbly and dangerous experience. It is not uncommon for people to suffer serious falls from their ladder when they attempt to clean their gutters. A much safer and more convenient option is to remove the dirt using a special gutter cleaner with a telescopic handle – while keeping your feet safely on the ground.
To prevent gutters and downpipes from becoming heavily contaminated in the first place, it is a good idea to cover them with a leaf grille.