Removing leaves and dirt from gutters

Garden Life
Cleaning gutters and downpipes is one of the most important tasks for any home owner, as it is essential for rain water to drain away unobstructed.

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 safely

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.

Expert tip

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.