Category: Blocked Gutter Causes

Repairs & Fixes – What we can do and can’t do.

blocked downpiped caused by gutter too long

It’s not always just blockages and dirt that are causing issues with the guttering. Sometimes seals are missing, brackets have come away other small issues happen that need fixing. We will always try to attempt to figure out what’s happening and fix where we can. Sometimes, however, the issue is larger and cannot be sorted […]

Best Downpipe Unblock

I’ve edited this down to the last 30 seconds. The drain was completely clear before I started chipping away at the solid mass at the bottom of the downpipe. So all that mud you see already came out from the downpipe. Your browser does not support the video tag. Once the downpipe was unblocked I […]

More Downpipe Woes

It’s not too often that I can’t unblock a downpipe, only two in fact, and they were both cast iron so you are limited in what you can do. Technically speaking the figure is zero as both were flowing better but I digress. This one eventually got unblocked, but it had me puzzled until I […]

Potatoes

blocked hopper filled with potatoes.

Yes, You’ve guessed it from the title, found these up in a hopper the other day. Apologies for the picture but the camera on the phone is on the way out, but I think you get the idea. These were genuinely in the hopper at the top of the downpipe.

Downpipe Blockages

roots from top of a blocked downpipe

Downpipe Blockages Downpipe blockages fall into two categories for clearing, straightforward & Complex. Some downpipes are clogged up with moss, leaves and mulch. Those are the straightforward ones, where debris can be sucked out with the vacuum and then blasted with a jet of water. See the video below of a particularly satisfying unblock. No animals […]

What Causes a Blocked Gutter

roof and gutter with loose mortar.

There are some obvious causes for a blocked gutter, such as leaves and moss.Once these mulch down they make a fabulous compost, couple that with the cross pollination from wind, birds, insects etc and you’ve suddenly got grass growing. Also, there are great nooks and crannies in guttering for debris to shelter and hide. Where gullies meet the […]