Aerial inspections can be used to evaluate gutter systems and search for…
- Blocked downpipes
- Weak and damaged joints
- Plant growth
- Insufficient outlet capacity
- Split or damage to gutters or downpipes
- Silt accumulation in joints, ends and outlets
Drones are fast and powerful tool to take care of any number of aerial inspections. However, UK Drone Laws mean that they are not appropriate in all cases. For example, in congested areas, properties near to airports or other protected locations. Luckily, they are just one element in our inspection toolbox – we can also deploy a portable, free standing, telescopic mast. This is capable of transporting the camera to a height that allows for easy inspection of buildings up to three storeys high. Supported by a freestanding tripod, the footprint required is relatively small, especially when compared to elevated platforms or scaffolding. The use of the mast negates the needs for the permissions regarding working in a congested area that a drone requires in order to be legally flown. Our operatives will be able to advise you of the best solution to your inspection needs.
Commercial Property Gutter Systems
Regular gutter inspections should form part of any commercial property maintenance routine. Early signs of issues can be spotted through scheduled inspection and addressed before more serious issues such as internal water ingress (and the attendant repair bills and disruption) occur.
Annual inspections are the minimum that is recommended although the recommended frequency moves to biannual if the property is near to trees.
The construction of the gutter system also has a bearing on the inspection schedule. For example, the Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association recommends annual inspections, but quarterly in the case of newly installed systems to ensure any issues related to leaf drop or periods of intense rainfall are highlighted.