Why Clean Gutters Are an Essential Step for Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great way to get your home in order following a busy winter – especially after several months spent indoors because of the colder weather. Amongst the top priorities are deep cleaning the carpets, dusting every last ornament and finding a home for those Christmas presents that have been sat in the corner for months.

But how many people take a step outside and consider the exteriors of their home? In this post, we’ll discuss why guttering should be added to spring cleaning lists up and down the country…

The reasons behind spring cleaning

The saying goes that a tidy house allows for a tidy mind. This is no doubt the reason many people grab the cleaning supplies from March to May. While it’s easy to put things off over the festive period, when there are lots of other things to do, spring allows people to focus on getting things clean and tidy – not to mention the brighter days shedding more light on the mess we’ve made!

Another popular reason for spring cleaning is to keep up appearances. Whether it’s neighbours passing by or friends and relatives popping over, you want your house to look at its best simply to give off a good impression.

Gutters contribute to both of these factors. With trees shedding their leaves in autumn and plenty of rainfall in winter, gutters in spring are typically full of debris which has been turned into a mulchy mess by shower after shower. That’s hardly conducive to a tidy mind, nor is it the best look from the outside of your home.

A timely reminder

On top of the reasons above, gutter clearance and spring cleaning go hand in hand. Most gutters will naturally gather a significant amount of leaves and other debris over the course of the year. That’s why we recommend an annual clean for gutters as a general rule of thumb.

With spring cleaning happening every year from March onwards, it provides the perfect timely reminder that your gutters are ready for a clean.

Preventing damage

Above all else, gutter clearance can prevent more serious problems further down the line. When gutters become clogged, they can leak and overflow, which allows to water to get onto your walls and even affect your building’s foundations.

Alternatively, the added pressure from debris, made heavier by rainwater, can cause gutters to break or pull away from your roof. All of this will be much more expensive to fix than paying for a simple gutter clean once a year.

Ready to spring into action

Unlike most spring cleaning jobs, gutter clearance has the added benefit of protecting your property over the course of the year. However, also dissimilar to those other jobs, it’s not something you should tackle alone.

At DPR Roofing, we’re fully trained to work at height and have a wealth of experience in roofing and guttering. If you’d like to find out more about gutter clearance in Pontefract or book in your property, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01977 220016 or email [email protected].