Full gutters present a potential fire risk

Instead of using jet washers, which can end up doing more harm than good, we prefer to use a more hands on cleaning approach. As one of the finest roof cleaning companies Surrey has available, we commit ourselves fully towards producing outstanding and long lasting results. When your roof begins to show signs of uncleanliness, then this is the time to call on us.

Regardless of where you live, a very typical reason as to why houses burn during a wildfire is that the embers make their way onto an easily ignitable object somewhere. Flaming embers and brands have the potential to travel a mile or greater in front of the principal wildfire, particularly with strong winds. Pine needles and leaves that accumulate in your gutters are some of the aforementioned ignitable materials and in order to minimise the threat that is posed to your house, steps should be taken to remove them.

Rain gutters that are fastened to your roof’s edge section are ideal spots for ember catching when a fire is occurring. As we said before, they can land inside and make contact with pine needles and leaves as well as twigs. If this is allowed to happen, another fire can break out and end up igniting the rooftop. Even those homes that possess fire-rated roofs aren’t entirely safe from this kind of problem.

To help safeguard your home, there are a number of things you can do. Firstly, every twig, pine needle and leaf should be removed from the gutters. Secondly, periodic checks need to be conducted, to ensure that any build-ups are found and dealt with promptly.

At Surrey Roof and Gutter Clean we are just as capable at cleaning gutters as we are roofs. Using the safest possible tools our team cleans every inch of the gutter, leaving nothing behind and restoring it to its fully functioning condition. If your roofs and gutters require a clean, please get in touch with us.