Lead Flashing Cleared
Just like your guttering the lead positioned around your property roof provides run off for rain water. Awkward to get to but that does little to stop your flashing sometimes getting blocked with live and dead vegetation. Usually from overhead trees, a simple pruning as part of your property maintenance can prevent this recurring issue.
Blocked Guttering & Down pipes
A Gutter Full Of Beech Nuts
This property is overlooked by a huge beautiful acorn tree. You can see the down side to this little bit of country luxury. The tree is so large it is impossible to keep it pruned so I de-acorn their gutters and down pipes a couple of times a year.
A Compression Of Beech Nuts
Unbelievably our properties down pipe is not only blocked, but compressed into a solid over time. What started out as freshly fallen beech nuts have become a solid mass which is preventing water flow. This can be prevented by regularly removing and clearing.
Although this guttering is lovely and clean now that wasn’t always the case. Blocked with the usual array of fresh & decomposed vegetation the property was spewing rain water down the walls. Luckily the home owner spotted this before any water could ingress into the building and cause damp or rot.