5 signs you should have your gutters cleaned

A well-maintained gutter will protect your property from becoming damaged by the rain by safely channelling water away from the building.

Your property’s gutters provide vital protection from rain damage but are only effective when well maintained.

All gutters will collect debris like leaves and twigs over time and it is essential that this debris is cleared on a regular basis.

A clogged gutter is quick and simple to fix so may not sound like a serious problem, but if left it can cause serious and expensive damage to your property.

Here are just a few of the problems that can be caused by clogged gutters:

  • Structural damage.
  • Internal leaks.
  • Damp, mould or rot.
  • Basement flooding.
  • Foundation damage.

Having your property’s gutters cleaned regularly is a simple and affordable maintenance task that can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run.

Whether or not you already hire a professional to maintain your guttering, you should know what the tell-tale signs are that your gutters need cleaning.

Here are the five commonest signs that your gutters could be blocked and require immediate attention.

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Why do Commercial Buildings in the City Need Frequent Cleaning

Being a business located in a city centre has many benefits but can take its toll on your windows.

Businesses in the city are likely to require more frequent window cleaning than those in more rural areas due to the activities going on around them.

Why do city windows get dirtier quicker?

Cities are big and busy places, and whilst it can be great to be right in the thick of all the action, city-life can also be a bit noisy, smelly and dirty.

Just some of the factors that cause windows in the city to get dirty quicker than those in quieter areas include pollution, construction, roadworks, and those pesky pigeons.

Cities usually experience high levels of traffic, causing high levels of pollutants, dirt and dust in the air, all of which will cling to your property’s windows.

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3 Reasons Why Window Cleaning is Important in Spring

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your business’ windows, ready for the warmer, brighter weather ahead.

Whilst it’s important to clean and maintain your property’s windows all year round to increase their longevity, spring is a particularly good time to give them a thorough spruce.

When the weather begins to warm up and the days get longer and lighter, dirty windows will suddenly become more noticeable.

Here are our top three reasons why your business needs to look after its windows this spring.

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Archer Window Cleaning recognised in Window Cleaning Awards

Archer Window Cleaning has been recognised as one of the top three Window Cleaning Companies of the Year.

We are proud to announce Archer Window Cleaning has been awarded for industry achievements in the Federation of Window Cleaners Awards 2019.

The awards ceremony was announced at the Cleaning Show Excel in London on the 20th March, where all winners and runners-up gathered.

The nominations were all scored by the executive team judges who assessed each nomination by the following factors; length of time in the industry, qualifications, training, testimonies and reasons for entering the competition.

After all scores were finalised by the judges, the winning awards were presented by the Federation of Window Cleaning Executive Scott Smith.

We are delighted to have been recognised for our commercial window cleaning services, as we have been providing award-winning services throughout the UK since 1990.

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Why You Shouldn’t Have Your Windows Cleaned on a Sunny Day

Whilst the sun is great at showing up dirt and smears on windows, it’s best to wait until an overcast day before tackling the job.

It may seem like it makes sense to clean your windows with the warm sun streaming through them, showing up all the dirty patches, but high temperatures and bright sunshine actually create the worst conditions for window cleaning.

During hot and sunny weather, the heat from the sun’s rays causes the cleaning solution to dry on the glass too quickly.  This will end up leaving more smudges and smears behind, making it difficult to get a perfect finish.  Cool and overcast weather creates the best conditions for achieving a flawless finish when washing windows.

Of course, if it’s the middle of summer, having your windows cleaned on a warm and sunny day may be unavoidable. In this case, it’s best to have the job completed early in the day before the sun gets too high in the sky.

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