GUTTER EMPTYING: WHY BOTHER?
I love living in Bristol! However, when some friends moved from London to Bristol they kept mentioning how much wind and rain there was compared to the East of England. Annoying when your faults are highlighted, isn’t it? Sadly, they were correct. It can rain an awful lot in the Windy West (maybe add a photo of wind and rain at Bristol landmark).
Let’s link this with the potential of water damage to your home if your gutters are not emptied often enough and run through a common scenario:
In our beautiful, former Green Capital of Europe (2015) – The City of Bristol – that pesky wind is sending you all the leaves in creation: ‘I don’t even have that kind of tree in my garden! Where do they all come from?’ Those are the leaves you can see. Your gutters are fast becoming lovely lodgings for leaves, twigs, soil, small rocks, nests, balls and other random items. You know this. You can see it when you draw back your curtains in the morning. Your partner is nagging you about it. You tell yourself: ‘I really need to precariously get up the ladder (that I do not own) and clear out all that wedged in filth on the only dry day this month instead of enjoying myself.’ Why not tell yourself: ‘I really need to just text that number once a year and tick ‘gutter emptying’ off my essential house maintenance list’
Once empty, the gutters function as they were designed to do; to divert water AWAY from your home. This is imperative. Imagine water pooling around the foundation of your house and then freezing in the winter. Yikes. That is why Wessex Water recently listed gutter clearing as a Top Money Saving tip. Clear those gutters Bristol!
Peace of mind ensues…