Have you at some point stepped into a big puddle of water while walking out of or into a commercial building? Have you been dripped on as a result of an overflowing gutter? I bet the answer to these questions is a foregone conclusion as most have experienced this in one way or the other. The reality of things is that it doesn’t always have to be this way. This situation is common in most workplaces or commercial buildings because the owners have taken a reactive approach rather than a proactive approach. The mantra “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” has largely contributed to this problem. However, the solution is pretty simple as all that building owners need to do is simply undertake regular maintenance, cleaning of gutters and repairs if need be. Regular inspections can help prevent this problem and inadvertently reduce costs related with repairs and new industrial guttering replacements. In light of this, why is commercial gutter cleaning and maintenance important?
It is important to note that during winter, your gutters suffer the most as extreme weather conditions and strong winds lead to broken branches, leaves, debris, stones and dirt that end up clogging and blocking gutters. The resultant effect of blocked gutters is water overflow when it rains, damage to the exterior of your building as well as damaged fittings and fixtures. In order to avoid this, it’s instrumental that you do regular inspections, cleaning of your gutters as well as maintenance.
Regular inspection, cleaning and maintenance is not all about reducing the costs. It is also about ensuring that you give the proper professional impression to your customers. After all, you only have one chance to make a good first impression and failure to do so might lead to catastrophic consequences. For one, it’s imperative to note that leaking roofs or overflowing gutters can negatively affect your business in a number of ways. For one, it leads to poor customer experience. The last thing you want is for your customers to step into puddles of water as they enter your business or get dripped with water.
Remember your customers are your greatest asset and poor customer experience can lead them to desert you in droves hence bringing your business to its knees. Overflowing gutter also has the negative effect of damaging and discoloring your exterior walls hence making them appear ugly and making your building look old. Remember customers want to do business with a professional looking entity and therefore poor exterior aesthetics might deeply affect your business if not nipped in the bud in good time. It is also an indication that you don’t care about the wellbeing of your customers
If you notice that repairs are not enough, installation of new industrial guttering systems will be of essence. However, emphasis should be on prevention rather waiting to spend an arm and a leg in repairs and new installations. Ensure you clean your gutters regularly and that they undergo maintenance regularly. It serves to ensure that you project the right image to your customers and that you cut down on repair and new installation costs.