Many property owners do not keep the outside of the property in addition to the inside, and frequently the small things that we take for granted are overlooked. Downpipes/downspouts, gutter cleaning and outside fascia board not only look great but perform a crucial service, by directing water away from your premises. If you neglect to care for these, then the problems caused as a result may cause a massive repair bill.
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The most common problems you are likely to face if you don’t look after these crucial parts of your home include:
Horrible damp stains on the inside of the property – usually on the ceiling or top of the wall
Wallpaper that is moist to the touch and moldy
General patches of mold on floors, walls, and ceilings
And the most significant, damp around the foot of inside walls. This is due to water splashing off the floor out, and hitting the brickwork over the damp course.
These issues can be costly to correct. And if your insurance doesn't cover the expenses involved (highly probable), then you'll have to foot the bill yourself.
Guttering is designed to permit water to flow from the property, ensuring that water does not soak into the fabric of the building. If you fail to keep your guttering, it may result in water soaking into the construction of the house which in turn will result in the issues listed above.