Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our customers have specific questions about our professional gutter cleaning services. Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions we hear at Gutter Cleaning Aberdeen.

 

General Questions

Gutters are designed to allow the rainfall to drain away from the roof and be guided away from the building preventing potential damage to the interior and exterior structure. Gutter clearing prevents damage caused by overflow of water from blocked gutters. It is vital to keep your gutters in a good clear state ahead of the winter months to avoid any damage which can be caused by rainfall, snow or ice on top of full gutters. .

All sorts of natural vegetation including leaves, moss, grass, and other debris builds up every year. The wind blows the leaves onto roofs which fall and collect inside of the gutters. Wet leaves can stick to the inside of the gutters, creating blockages in corners and down pipes. Dead leaves and wet debris provide perfect growing conditions for wind blown or bird dropped seeds. When moss and weeds grow they can fill your gutters in a very short time

Moss will grow in damp environments and typically in the shade. Trees which overhang properties or those which are north facing receive less daylight and therefore are prone to moss. When moss grows it holds onto water causing dampness

For a quick visual, next time it rains, get an umbrella and give your gutters a visual health check. Are they overflowing, leaking, or sagging, or is there water running down the side of the building? Any of these factors could indicate an issue with clogged gutters. If you have to clear your garden or driveway of leaves in Autum, then I would recommend giving your gutters a visual check.

Moss acts like a sponge, retaining water and preventing your roof from drying out. If left unchecked, damp can permeate the tiles and roof, causing damage to your property. This is especially true during the winter months, where ice can form in moisture trapped against the tiles or masonry. When water freezes, it expands, potentially causing tiles to raise, chip or crack, leaving it vulnerable to the elements

This depends very much on your property's surroundings, the roof tile itself ( concrete / slate ) and age of the building. Properties surrounded by overhanging trees, especially pine trees, or with moss growth, should be checked frequently, especially after bad weather, to ensure gutters are free from fallen debris. Ideally, properties should be checked in the autumn, after the leaves have fallen, to ensure they are in perfect condition and free-flowing for the heavy rain, snow and ice that the winter brings. When spring arrives, it is worth having them checked again, just to ensure that they have not been damaged during the winter and that any residual biodegraded leaves and moss, have been removed to prevent the growth of grass or weeds.
I can clear your gutters of all debris & vegetation safely giving you the peace of mind that water flowing from your roof will be diverted into the gutter system and downpipes and not run down the walls of your home.