6 Top Tips For Gutter Maintenance At Your Commercial Building

Facility Solutions are committed to providing high quality bespoke maintenance solutions to serve the needs of your facility, business or property. Founded in 2015, at Facility Solutions we recognise that your facility, business or property requires professional, reliable and cost-effective services to ensure maximum functionality minimum disruption. A popular service is gutter maintenance for commercial buildings.

Facility Solutions was born out of the realisation that commercial property managers need support with everyday tasks. Having worked in various commercial sectors, our team at Facility Solutions are fully aware of the myriad issues that rise from day to day.


Conduct Regular Inspections

Conduct regular inspections and cleaning of your commercial guttering, drainage and downspouts. Regular inspections will ensure any issues can be dealt with immediately and reduce the risk of further damage. This is especially important after significant rainstorms or high winds. Key items to look out for include leaves, branches and other debris around drains and scuppers that will affect the water flow.

Cut Down Trees

Cut back trees that are located close to the roof of your commercial building so that there is at least a 3-foot gap. This will reduce the chance of future breakages or blockages. Ensure that trees and foliage surrounding the roof are trimmed regularly to avoid excess leaves clogging the gutters and drainage system.

Secure Fixtures & Fittings

Check your commercial buildings gutters and downspouts to ensure they are securely fastened to the building and that there are no leaks or splits. Look for signs of wear and tear such as stains, corrosion, loose fittings, separation along the seams and any other damages. Any separations can be fixed by resealing but flaws such as corrosion or rust will require replacement. Catching these signs early can regularly save costs of large repairs.

Remove Mould & Mildew

Remove any evidence of mould and mildew on your commercial guttering to ensure they don’t become damaged in the future. Mould and mildew is likely to develop in areas with standing water and lots of shade, however guttering is designed to be cleaned. This can be done using a power washer of by hand with the using of siding soaps, vinegar or bleach.

Check Water Flow

Check that the water in your commercial guttering is flowing away from the building. Over time gutters can begin to sag which can change the pitch and water can either flow in the wrong direction of remain still and stagnant.

Prevent Clogged Drains

Drainage systems that are always falling victim to frequent clogging will benefit from commercial guttering guards. These guttering guards act as a barricade against debris and prevent the need for continuous cleaning.


The team at Facility Solutions can offer your business regular and professional gutter maintenance and other services to keep your commercial premises in good condition.


For more information on our gutter cleaning and maintenance, please contact us;

0121 517 0177 | enquiries@facility-solutions.co.uk

Published On: December 1, 2022Categories: News