We can be contacted by email, phone, text or our facebook business page. If you email us we always aim to get back to you the same day. The booking is very simple from here on, we will respond with a variety of dates that may suit you. If you are possibly out on the day of the booking, we can text an hour before arrival as well.
When we arrive we will let you know we are there, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about the issue itself or how we will fix it. We always survey the gutter from either the camera system we have or by ladder-it is impossible for an honest tradesperson to be sure otherwise.
Firstly, we will remove all debris from the gutter line and also directly around the gutter edges-such as the valley that meets the gutter. Often there are a lot of leaves in these areas. We then check the down pipes and clear them if needed, and offer you the addition of having guards fitted to the down pipes; this prevents clumps of dirt from blocking the down pipes, but they also need to be maintained as part of regular gutter cleaning in Fife. Guards can be directly placed over the down pipe or as this video shows, they can be fitted over the length of the guttering www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYxokv4e3Bc
When offering gutter repair in Fife, we have various ways we can do this. Now sealants are occasionally used for minor leaks but the issue with them is that they can flex over time, and expanding can break the seal. Instead we are able to source gutter unions and seals locally, that means a proper part for part replacement can be used instead. Cast iron gutters can often be repaired with wire brushes, dislodging old and loose fillings with a screwdriver and treating the surface with either rust inhibiting primers and bitumen or gloss paint; or potentially using fibre glass filler on larger damaged areas. If it needs replaced then new cast iron gutters can be available in half round styles and also ogee shapes-keeping the authentic look of the property.
We are safety conscious and for good reason, working at height has many inherent risks. For this reason all our operators are IPAF certified, this means we have a licence to use cherry pickers and high level gutter cleaning machines. Here is a link to IPAF www.ipaf.org/en/ipaf-training. We follow all government legislation when planning commercial contracts because we are aware that The Working at Height Regulations 2005 have an onus on us to not only secure the safety of employees but also to plan ahead, use competent people and also a degree of supervision is required. We can offer a quotation for all your high level gutter cleaning in Fife and can also invoice on completion of works. We are able to take photos of high rise work we carry out and are also able to offer insurance documentation to you.
See www.fifeguttercleaningservices.co.uk for a list of all services.