The Importance of Commercial Gutter Cleaning by Fineclean ,As summer begins to fade and leaves begin to fall from the trees, it’s time to consider cleaning the commercial gutters at your facility before blockages cause costly and dangerous damage. Many businesses turn a blind eye to blocked or messy gutters, viewing them as issues to consider another day, but this mindset can cause headaches down the road. Hiring a professional company working at height to provide industrial gutter cleaning at this time of year will serve you best during the autumn and winter months, allowing you to focus on your business and everyday life, with no nasty surprises coming off the corner.
What are the dangers?
Gutters are designed to collect water and send it safely to the sewage system, and for good reason. The most common problem attributed to clogged gutters is roof damage, especially during times of frequent torrential rains. Debris collected in gutters impedes the downward flow of water, leaving heavy surface water on your roof and causing leaks and damage faster than you might think. Even if the water exits through the roof, it still falls back through the building and away from the drains, causing damage in its path. As the dirty water settles, it presents a very likely risk of slipping and falling on the ground and a potential legal action to follow. Standing water, whether on the ceiling, walls or floor, creates a habitat for mold to grow, and a moldy roof is a much more expensive problem to fix than paying for industrial gutter cleaning.
As the temperature begins to drop and the weather worsens, the local wildlife begins to look for a new home to face the winter months. Naturally, rats, mice, hedgehogs and birds are looking for a quiet place to call home, with plenty of shelter and warmth. Eaves full of leaves, twigs, twigs and moss are a refuge for these worms, and when they set up camp in the eaves, the inside of the building is a very accessible target for them. Similarly, flying pests such as bees and wasps will be looking for a nesting site in the winter, and forget-me-not feeders are usually high on the list of habitats.
Another potential problem is foundation damage due to clogged gutters that are often neglected. The weight of industrial gutters, filled with thick, wet foliage, can put a lot of stress on the exterior structure of the building, and those gutters that have not been professionally cleaned on a regular basis often have hanging gutters. Additionally, the wet nature of gutters allows water to invade the building’s internal structure, reducing its stability in the form of cracking and corrosion.
The Importance of Commercial Gutter Cleaning by Fineclean
Working at height is the single most important cause of occupational injury, particularly workers who have no previous experience working safely at height and attempt it without the correct equipment and procedures. Clogging gutters may seem like a simple job, but a simple job can become very complicated at high elevations, especially when they may be known to residents. You would also be surprised at the weight of debris inside a gutter and how difficult it is to clean it completely.
Fineclean is staffed by professionals with decades of experience who have completed nearly 15,000 projects, including hundreds of commercial and industrial cleaning services. The dangers of ignoring your tile roof are very obvious and they are more dangerous than you every day. A torrential storm is imminent as the warm weather is replaced by strong winds and heavy rain. Inclement weather can result in severe foundation damage or, in the worst case scenario, a pipe collapse where the pipe falls on the worker below and you are subject to prosecution. Contact Fineclean about commercial gutter cleaning today and take peace of mind during the fall and winter months.