What everyone should know about their guttering!

As lock down slowly eases, and families come together. We though it would a good idea to tell you how to clean your gutters.

Since we are allowed to now social distance in groups of six. This gave us an idea 😁 With more people seeing each other this allows more hands on deck, if you fancy trying to maintain your gutters yourself.

Here at Sheffield Gutter Service we are always here to help so here are some hints & tips to help prevent leaking or blocked gutters.

Our Gutter cleans from this week 😊

Gutter cleaning helps to prevent blockages and leakages. If not maintained it can become the perfect home for pests such as nesting birds and bees. Although we love birds we prefer them in a tree 😂 That’s why maintenance is key 👍

If you want to help prevent this scenario, we’ve put together a few hints and tips using household equipment.

We only use industrial gutter cleaning machinery but not everyone have these at home !

Before cleaning your gutters its key to maintain safety

  • Get a family member to hold the ladders to make sure your safe !
  • A step ladder can be ideal for a single-story structure but an extension ladder is a must for a two-story or taller facility preferably one with a wide base.
  • Use a bucket to collect gutter debris. Make sure to secure the bucket with a lanyard, either on the shelf of the ladder or the hook.
  •  A trowel can be used to scooped out the leaf and soil debris preferably in to the bucket.
  • Use a garden hose with a pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle. This allows you to adjust the water pressure with the use of just one hand. Allowing you to leak test your gutter and ensure its blockage free

Be Safe, Be Aware !

  • Scraping the bottom of a steel gutter can cause rust. However, if the gutter has already rusted this can speed the process.
  • Be aware of falling debris for those helping you, as we don’t want any injuries.
  • Wear Gloves! protecting hands against dirt, cuts, rotting leaf debris that often ridden with bacteria from bird, pigeon and squirrel droppings.
  • Eye protection is key. As we don’t want any bacteria or debris getting in your eyes.
  • Ensure you do a visual inspection of the electrical cables. If any cables appear damaged contact a professional electrical contractor to fix this. Do not attempt to repair this yourself.
  • If aerial cables are running up along the gutters or roof. This can catch debris, eventually leading to blockages. if possible clip them out of the way below or on the roof tile lips.

Is there Debris on Your Roof ?

If this is not removed you will be climbing up those ladder again.  Otherwise, when it rains again all the debris will go back into the clean gutter. Therefore, is necessary rake or power wash all debris off the roof first. If this is required wear rubber soled shoes we don’t want any falls or slips. The best time of  day is the morning after a sunny day when the heat and soaked up most of the moisture.

When to maintain your gutter ?

There is a lot of factors that effect how often the guttering on your home will need cleaning out.

  • Proximity to trees  – falling leaves, seed cases and twigs
  • Type of guttering – certain types are guttering profiles are more prone to clogging up
  • Slope, size and angle of your roof – large roofs shed larger amounts of rain water and thus more debris is carried in to your guttering
  • Age of your home – Older period properties tend to have older guttering, like everything, unfortunately its condition deteriorates over time

As a general rule of thumb would recommend twice a year. Once in the Autumn and once in summer. This helps to prevent any clogging, improves drainage, slows corrosion and prevents potential damage to your home.

Should you invest in Gutter Guards

High quality gutter guard’s can help reduce the need for regular cleaning gutters. Additionally, consider the manufacturer’s claims before purchasing as many make promises that can’t be delivered. Alternatively contact us, we’d be happy to give you our expert opinion .😋

For more great hints & tips head over to our website and feel free to check out our services & competitive prices here.

If this all sounds a bit to much like hard work and you don’t like the look of those old dodgy step ladders at the back of the garage or garden shed…

Never fear Sheffield Gutter Service is here!

We don’t just do gutter cleaning, we also offer conservatory cleaning, Upvc restoration, soffit and fascia cleaning, driveway and patio pressure washing, just to mention a few.

Visit www.SheffieldGutterServices.co.uk to find out more

Give us a call on 07875716626 or Send us a message

Check Our Timber Gutter Services 😁

Did you guess what was in our picture?

Following our post to social media, we’ve had many enquires as to what the picture is. To answer your question, they were bespoke cast iron brackets. These we fabricated for use on timber gutters to replace the original ones at customer’s period property.

I think you’ll agree, the finished job looked brilliant. Take a look for yourself

Traditional Timber Guttering Installation

Timber gutter installations can add a touch of character and detailing that many properties have unfortunately lost over the years. Although, many opt for plastic alternatives this can go against the feel and heritage of period properties.

Our timber gutters have a unique mix of traditional detailing and modern construction to give you that period character look but with longevity you would expect from plastic alternatives.

We always use the best products when replacing wooden guttering. That’s why we have opted for pressure, and chemically treated tanalised timber. This provides a 15 year protection against rot and degradation. On top of this all joints, stop-ends and outlets are double sealed then reinforced with fibreglass or specialist flexible sealant to prevent the ingress of water, giving a further layer of protection.

This allows for a beautiful finish as seen on our next image.

Timber gutter


Timber Guttering Repairs

You may have noticed a water leakage whenever it rains. This is because as timber gutters age, water can gather and eventually penetrate through the old seal or jointing compound. These issues can be hard to spot if the escaping water isn’t tracking directly to the exterior of the gutter, but instead tracking into the property. However, they can be identified by damp patches on the brick work around the gutter level or even internally by bubbling or mouldy plaster work. Addressing these problems early before they get any worse is always the best solution.

Here at Sheffield Gutter Services we are always happy to help. Whether its guttering repairs, leaky joints or a brand new installation you are after, we do it all.

If your having problems with guttering don’t let them get worse. Give us a call or send us a message

For more information, please fill out the contact form below or contact us on 07875716626

We look forward to hearing from you


SGS Team,

Sheffield Gutter Services.



We Can’t be the Only Ones Who’ve Noticed This? 👍

With everyone pulling together and adhering to the national lock-down, we’ve all been spending an unusually large amount of time at home…. It get you thinking…

Having spent the last month or so primarily at home, its only now we’ve realised what areas of our homes are starting to require a it of attention. I know I certainly have! Spending more time at home that ever before working, relaxing, teaching, living, eating, even socialising with video calls. The list of home improvements you thought you had well under control, actually turns out to be a list as long as your arm 😂

It looks like this could be our new ‘normal’ so why don’t you make the most of your home and address those long neglected areas ready for the good weather that’s heading our way. Here at Sheffield Gutter Service we though it might be nice to give you some hit & tips to help you get the shine back in your home.

Does your Conservatory Need Cleaning?


Its the one area of our homes that gets little use during those cold and damp winter months. The poor weather, lack of heating and out little feathery friends tend to take there tole and leave our conservatories looking tired, weathered and uninviting. Make the most of your home and get your conservatory gleaming again.

Some older uPVC frame and roof panels can lose their lustre and shine because of a significant build-up of dirt and grime on their surface.

If this scenario sounds familiar, don’t worry we’ve put together a few hints and tips using easy to find house hold ingredients to help you get back the sparkle back in your home.

We only use specialist uPVC cleaning and renovation products but not every one has these kinds of products laying around under the kitchen sink


How to clean and whiten Conservatory and Window Frames

  • Mix 1 part vinegar with 4 parts hot water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle, If you don’t have one, a bowl and a sponge works just fine.
  • Spray or wipe the solution on to the uPVC and leave it to stand for a good 10 minutes.
  • Use a clean, dry and smooth cloth to wipe down and remove any excess liquid.

If this doesn’t work, baby wipes are great for delicate cleaning jobs and will clean most things.

Don’t use abrasive cleaning solutions because they will scratch the top layer of the uPVC and permanently remove the ‘shiny’ or ‘glossy’ finish.

If you find that this is not strong enough to remove a build-up of dirt, dead insects, cobwebs and grime; you may want to use one of the specialist uPVC cleaning product,


Things to avoid when cleaning your Conservatory and Window Frames

  • Applying too much pressure when cleaning the uPVC
  • Bleach
  • Methylated spirits
  • Nail varnish remover
  • WD40
  • White spirits
  • Wire wool or iron wool
  • Scouring pads

With plenty of elbow grease, a little time and possibly even a head for heights (to get those hard to reach bits) you’ll find your conservatory and uPVC window frames looking bright and sparkly once again ready to enjoy the sunny days.

If this all sounds a bit to much like hard work and you don’t like the look of those old dodgy step ladders at the back of the garage or garden shed…

Never fear Sheffield Gutter Service is here!

We don’t just do gutter cleaning, we also offer conservatory cleaning, Upvc restoration, soffit and fascia cleaning, driveway and patio pressure washing, just to mention a few.

Visit www.SheffieldGutterServices.co.uk to find out more

Give us a call on 07875716626 or Send us a message






The Week Following VE Weekend 😊

We Hope you enjoyed VE Weekend ! 

Last week the country celebrated Victory in Europe day. A day that has a special meaning to us all.  This troublesome little virus has certainly caused a big shake. With all the uncertainty flying about on the TV, News and social media it was nice to see families sat outside, enjoying the sunshine, music and celebrations. Even in these crazy times people took the time and effort to recognise what we can all achieve when we work together as a nation. All whilst maintaining social distancing of course.

As restrictions lower and the country looks at getting up and running, here at Sheffield Gutter Services we understand the importance everyone has to play to over come this unexpected threat to our nations way of life. We maintain the highest caution, ensuring contactless gutter cleans and payment options for all our customers

Additionally, we would like to emphasise that we try to fit around your schedule and work within your best needs. Here we have Gareth working hard during VE weekend, ensuring he never leaves a job till he and the customer are happy.

Other than gutter cleans, we provide numerous other services. These include moss removal, conservatory cleans & driveway patio cleans using our pressure washer. Here’s a sneak peak via our instagram.

Moreover, on this particular job, we carried out a sand and seal perfect for block pavings. This helps to prevent staining in the future and weeds from growing. However if you wish to find out more information regarding pressure washing please follow the below link.

Patio & driveway pressure washing

Interested in sprucing up your home?  Get in touch using our contact form below

Also don’t forget our 20% discount on NHS staff and furloughed customers

We look forward to hearing from you


SGS Team,

Sheffiled Gutter Services

Gutter Cleaning Services 20% Discount for NHS Staff and Furloughed Customers

Have you noticed your guttering looking blocked? Want to book in for gutter cleaning?


During these uncertain times the last thing you want is the stress of leaking or blocked gutters, causing unwanted damage to your home or business. So we’d like to help out and take some of your stresses away by offering discounted gutter cleaning and repairs.

Today at Sheffield Gutter Services we will be clapping for the NHS👏, and to say thank you we will be offering discounts to all NHS staff.

In addition, we are also offering 20% discounts to any customers that has been furloughed. We hope this helps ease the burden of those earning less. During this time we don’t want you stressing over leaking and blocked gutters, or any associated problems related to this.

We would also like to confirm all the work carried out is contact-free for those worried during the current climate. Times are strange but by coming together we will get through this. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Stay Safe.


To see our range of services and prices click here

Tel: 07875716626
@: info@sheffieldgutterservices.co.uk

All the best

SGS Team

20% discount for furloughed customers

Times are hard, but homes still need maintaining even though you might be earning less than usual! So to help ease the burden We are offering 20% discounts to any customer that has been furloughed, we will still carry out emergency work on call but other than that we are taking on bookings from the 20th of April, hope to hear from you soon!


all the best

Team SGS


Book now

We are preparing to go back to work on the 21st of April after a few weeks of isolation. Although we will be implementing a strict  health and safety and hygiene process to ensure there is no hazards to our customers or staff. If you have any guttering work you like us to carry out please visit our website to book an appointment http://www.sheffieldgutterseevices.co.uk


hope you are well and all the best


SGS team


looking forward to hearing from you!



In accordance with the restrictions on movement  released this evening SGS will now only be undertaking essential drainage service work. This means only work involving the unblocking Or repair of guttering fall pipes and drains will be undertaken no cleaning new installations or aesthetic work will be undertaken until further notice all customers with quotes or non essential work will be contacted and rescheduled in due course. All customers with essential drainage issues appointments will be honoured with restrictions. No physical contact or meeting in person no exchange of cash or checks,  bank transfers only and all staff will where masks and gloves and adhere to all hygiene guidelines prescribed during the current restriction and advise from the government. We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Every effort will be made to reschedule appointments as soon as is safe and practical.

best wishes


SGS team

Temporary shut down

Unfortunately due to tool thefts we are unable to take in any more work until April, if we have you booked in already we will do our best to get the job done, there may be a delay before you are contacted as we have quite a few people to get in touch with. Thank you  for your patience whilst we deal with this


all the best


SGS team

Some Great Gutter Cleaning Hints & Tipsi


Gutter maintenance is often over looked and can cause damage to your property if left unchecked (see what the experts in the insurance industry say here). So that being said we’d like to pass on some great hints and tips to help those who feel comfortable taking on their on gutter maintenance. It can be risky working at height so stay safe over the winter months and follow these guide lines. For everyone who doesn’t have a head for heights your welcome to give the experts a Sheffield Gutter Service a call on 07842401763 or fill in our contact form

Practice Ladder Safety

  • Always let someone know you will be using a ladder to work on your building’s roof or gutters.
  • Use a safe and sturdy ladder, preferably one with a small shelf  or hook strong enough to hold a bucket to collect gutter debris, and make sure to secure the bucket with a lanyard.
  • A step ladder can be ideal for a single-story structure but an extension ladder is a must for a two-story or taller facility preferably one with a wide base, especially if  you don’t have anyone to foot the base.
  • When opening up a step ladder, make sure the extension-hinge arms are fully extended and locked in place.
  • Avoid older wooden ladders, they are not as strong and can suffer rot if not stored correctly.
  • If your ladder is fastened together with screws and bolts, make sure all parts are tightened before using them.
  • Aluminium ladders are much safer, stronger and lighter so ideal if you have to move them a number of times or you are working on your own
  • Inspect the ladder for defects, dents or loose parts before climbing as this can weaken them, you don’t want them failing while your 2 storeys up.

Use A Garden Hose

  • Use a garden hose with a pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle.
  • This type of spray nozzle allows you to adjust the water pressure with the use of just one hand.
  • A pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle can be easily hung over the front edge of the gutter while moving the ladder or while using a gutter scoop.
  • ideal for testing gutter drainage and saves climbing up a ladder with a weighty bucket of water (never recommended).

 Use a trowel or scoop

  •  For those of you that cant afford expensive gutter cleaning equipment used by the professionals. A trowel can be used to scooped out the leaf and soil debris preferably in to the bucket you have hooked on the your ladders.
  • Scraping the bottom of a steel gutter can introduce areas to rust, and if the bottom of the gutter is already rusting, the rusting process could speed up.
  • Be aware of people below where you are working as falling debris can cause severe injuries.

Protect Your Hands 

  • Gloves can help protect hands against dirty, rotting leaf debris that often contains bird, pigeon and squirrel droppings that are ridden with bacteria.
  • Gloves can also prevent painful cuts from the torn metal shards of an old, ragged gutter.
  • Rubber contractors gloves offer some of the best protection and are can be purchase cheaply

Protect Your Eyes 

Eye protection is a must because one never knows what might fly out of the downspout when cleaning gutters. People have experienced rats, birds, frogs, wasps and bees leaving at high speeds once they start removing a clog, and the last thing they want to have happen is an eye injury.

Clean Off The Roof 

Rake or power wash all debris off the roof first. Otherwise, the next rain will wash all the debris down into the clean gutter, clogging it up again. Also, debris left on the roof can lead to water damming up in valleys and  around the chimney.

Consider Rubber Shoes 

If walking on the roof is necessary to perform gutter cleaning, it is good to use rubber-soled shoes. Rubber soles tend to adhere best and prevent slip-and-fall incidents. Rooftops tend to be moist in the morning, so it is best to walk on the roof after the sun is well up in the sky and has dried up all the moisture. Late mornings or early afternoons are the best times to walk on a roof.

Unclog The Downspouts

Make sure the downspouts are clear. After all the gutters are cleaned out, run the water hose down the downspout at full pressure. If the water backs up out of the top, a clog is present. Normally, it can be unclogged by tapping on the side of the downspout. But, if that doesn’t work, the downspout and back need to be removed, and it should be flushed from the bottom. If a clog is present and the downspout is connected to an underground drain, it is best to disconnect the bottom of the downspout from the underground drain. Otherwise, the clog may move to the underground drain.

Schedule Semi-annual Cleanings

Make sure your gutters are cleaned at least twice a year: Once in the fall and again in the spring. One main reason for cleaning out gutters is to eliminate the possibility of water damage from rainwater runoff due to a clogged gutter. Another reason is to reduce the possibility of rust corrosion.Even though it may not rain during the summer, if there is debris in the steel gutters, the rusting process can speed up. It’s difficult for rust to speed up with clean gutters. The faster the rusting process, the sooner new gutters will be needed.

Be Mindful Of Electrical and Aerial cables

When cleaning gutters around a electrical cable that drops from above to the roof of a building (mainly in detached garages), conduct a visual inspection of the electrical cable where it connects to the roof. This is to ensure that the protective wire insulation hasn’t rubbed off through years of wear-and-tear by weather and nearby trees. If the cable appears to have damage, do not attempt to repair it; instead, call a licensed professional electrical contractor to fix it. If it’s raining and there is an electrical wire problem, do not attempt to clean out the gutters until the wires are fixed; water is a dangerous conductor of electricity. Whether it’s raining or not, it would be a good idea to have the electrical wiring repaired before cleaning out your gutters.

Aerial cables are often run up across the roof and along the gutters. they cause the gutters to catch debris and can eventually lead to blockage. if possible clip them out of the way below or on the roof tile lips.

Invest In Gutter Guards

Using a quality gutter guard can eliminate the need for cleaning out gutters. Consider carefully the manufacturer’s claims before purchasing a gutter protection system that keeps out leaves and pine needles because many promises are made that can’t be delivered. We offer great prices on fitting these as they can be tricky for the novice to install of ladders due to their length and design.

Eight Gutter Cleaning Tips

  1. Let someone know you are cleaning your gutters
  2. Use a safe and secure ladder
  3. Rake leaves and other debris off the rooftop first
  4. Wear rubber-soled shoes when walking on the rooftop
  5. Use a plastic gutter scooping tool
  6. Wear gloves and proper eye protection
  7. Unclog downspouts
  8. Watch out for hazardous electrical cables
  9. If your uncomfortable with any aspect call the experts at Sheffield Gutter Services
  10. Happy and Safe Cleaning

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