A gutter’s purpose is to direct water away from the home. Without a gutter, water falls from the roof and rests against the house instead of being directed away from it. Over time, this can cause cracks and other damage to your home’s foundation. Even worse, more water can get into those cracks.
When gutters or downpipes become blocked then the rain water builds up and if left, overtime, can start to damage your property. The water will overflow at the weakest point of the guttering and can drip and cause slippery areas to occur depending on what is directly below…..usually the front door entrance!
Blocked gutters are generally caused by leaves and if your home is surrounded by deciduous trees, then we would recommend having the gutters cleared annually once all the leaves have dropped. Therefore the best time to clear is during October and November, but we offer gutter cleaning all year round as there are other factors that can lead to blocked gutters or downpipes.
Atomic Services use a gutter vacuum and specifically a skyvac™ with an attachable recordable camera. Not only does this make our job safer, as we do not have to use ladders, but means that we can reach gutters that using ladders alone would not be possible.
Having the recordable camera also enables us to view the blocked areas prior to clearing and, if asked, show our customers the extent of the problem. We also use the camera at the end of the job to check that the gutters have been fully cleared and again, can supply footage or images if required.