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Gutter Debris

Gutter Debris

There can be an enormous amount of gutter debris in the rainwater gutters. Because moss, leaves and silt from surrounding trees can build up and block gutters over time. Also at the bottom of gutters there is often a clay like residue that can built up over years.Gutter debris As a result, If there is a storm or heavy downpour of rain the gutter can overflow and run down onto the walls and cladding. The residue needs to be scrapped out to allow rain water to disperse quickly. While cleaning out gutters our customers can also have the cladding and exterior of the gutter cleaned. Your property can look a bit grimy over time. Particularly if you have white UPVC .Cladding clean We will spay it with virosol  and wash it with pure water. This will make a noticeable difference to the look of the property. It will make the plastic look like new. cleaned facia We can also fix any faults or leaks in the pipework. If necessary we can detach the down pipes and wash them through. We will inspect runs to the soak away or drain to see if there are any blockages. If you have any queries about getting your gutters inspected, cleaned or fixed please contact Kevin on 07757499296. You  can email us at elm@clara.co.uk

Cleaning Glass

Cleaning Glass

Cleaning glass regularly is essential to protect windows from a build up of  debris and dirt. The U-value of low e-glass can be effected if dirt is not cleaned off. This can lead to higher heating bills. High performance glazing will benefit from modern cleaning methodsGlass clean and we have formulated a system that is efficient, thorough and also gentle on the surface of the glass. The materials we use include premium quality microfiber, smart water, eco detergent, and swivel headed sqeegees with microfiber pads attached.Glass clean tools Our system is suitable for Standard single, double or triple glazing, Pilkington K Glass, Saint Gobain Planitherm glass, leaded and vintage glass, inerior glass and mirrors. In fact we are able to clean the majority of glass in homes and work places. We are expert at gaining access to high windows,  roof windows and roof lantern windows. We are also expert in cleaning Bi fold doors on the inside as well as the outside, this allows maximum sunlight to flood into a room. People tend to spend a great deal of time indoors, around 60% of that time can be at home. Clean windows can have a significant impact on our comfort and wellbeing. If you would like us to clean your windows contact Kevin on 07757499296 for an instant quote.

Clean Windows in the Roof

Clean Windows in the Roof

To clean windows in the roof you need to be able to access the windows properly so that you can make sure the whole window pane as well as the frames are clean. This can be a difficult task if you do not have some experience working with ladders and the right equipment. We are cleaning all types of roof windows every day and have created techniques that are efficient  and effective. Roof windows have become more popular as roof space is converted into an extra room. If these windows are not cleaned the light can be impeded and the room can become a bit gloomy.roof clean and window You often need to work from uneven ground, this means that we can either use water fed poles that can be extended to 40ft or secure a ladder so that it will not slip and work from that. If we are able to climb up to the level of the window we can check out the guttering and the roof at the same time.roof window clean In cases where the previous window cleaner  has not been able to reach the roof windows and they have not been cleaned for years the glass can get covered in algae. After we have cleaned them the end result can be brilliant as the window is left shining letting more light into the room. This brightens up the appearance of the house from the outside too. If you would like your roof windows cleaned contact Kevin on 07757499296  

Remedial Painting

Remedial Painting

Remedial Painting of garage block boards and fascias in Harpenden. West facing paint was peeling off badly. We removed guttering scrapped away flaky paint and rubbed boards down thoroughly. We then washed down plastic with Ceresit 132 upvc cleaner. Then 2 coats of acrylic primer and one coat Gloss on wood.Remedial painting Harpenden and St AlbansRemedial painting Harpenden and St Albans After an appropriate drying time We carefully rehung gutters. This type of job can be carried out with minimal inconvenience and will last until a full paint job is undertaken next year on the whole apartment block. You can see in the photos that the difference from start to finish is quite noticeable. We use premium quality paint which gives a great finish. The end result looks like new for a minimal cost. Access on this job was easy but we can repair paintwork on two ore even three story buildings. We work in the Harpenden and St Albans area Monday to Saturday.Remedial painting Harpenden and St Albans3 For Remedial painting on your property contact Kevin on 07757499296 for a free quote. These jobs can be carried out at a time to suit you. Remedial Painting Harpenden and St Albans  

Gully Cleaning Station Road

Gully Cleaning Station Road

We have been asked to carry out gully cleaning in station road.Gully Cleaning Station Road In the photo you can see that there has been a build up of moss and plants growing in a gully at the back of the shops in Station Road, Harpenden. This has been the the cause of a damp patch appearing on an interior wall in one of the buildings. Access could have been a problem as the gully was in a tricky position but with a 27 foot ladder secured at the base we were able to reach the blockage.Gully Cleaning Station Road Two bags of moss and plants were pulled out and taken away. We have seen this more and more lately due to the mild wet winter which has been ideal for moss and plants to grow in and around gutters and gullies. If you would like a quote for gutter cleaning repair and maintenance   contact Kevin on 07757499296Gully Cleaning Station Road

Gully Cleaning Station Road

 

Gutter joint fix

Gutter joint fix

A gutter joint fix can be achieved with a well places stainless steel self tapping screw. This can save time and money as loose fitting gutter joints come apart due to contraction and expansion of plastic in summer and winter. You can reassemble the guttering but it will come apart again without the aid of a permanent fixing screw. The screw will ensure that the joint will not come apart in extreme weather conditions.gutter joint fix Broken gutter joints can lead to damp, damage to brickwork, damage to flat roofs and other structural problems.   Guttert join fix   If you have a gutter joint that needs fixing contact Kevin on 07757499296. He will be able to gain access to high areas  and make sure that your gutters are secure. You can see by the photos that this is  a common problem with plastic guttering but with the right equipment it can usually be fixed in a matter of minutes. we can also replace faulty or broken guttering if required. We are based in central Harpenden and have many customers in the area who have a regular annual gutter check up to make sure a major problem is avoided.    

Window cleaning Amenbury Lane Harpenden

Window cleaning Amenbury Lane Harpenden

We have regular window cleaning Amenbury lane Harpenden on our books. This includes commercial premises, apartments, and detached houses. There has been a lot of activity in Amenbury Lane this week as Ellerd House has been converted into a film set. The building has been transformed into a bank.Amenbury Lane Harpenden Ellerd House was built in 1840 as a Congregational Chapel and used by the United Reform Church. In 1904 it was a Sunday School for local children. In more recent times it has been in the hands of a Private Financial Services Company who have maintained the Building to a high Standard. The building was selected as a film set for an upcoming production which has caused a huge amount of interest in the town. There have been parking restrictions and road closures but all in all the venture seems to have been a great success. Amenbury Lane Harpenden Ellerd HouseWe are in Amenbury Lane Five morning per week where parking is handy for local shops and businesses, if you wold like us to give you a quote for Wndow cleaning or Gutter maintenance in Amenbury Lane or any other areas in and around Harpenden and St Albans contact Kevin on 07757499296

Gutter Hopper Head

Gutter Hopper Head

On large roofs with long gutter runs a Hopper head can be installed to cope with high volumes of rain water.Gutter Hopper Head They are usually made of plastic or cast iron. Over time they can also fill up with moss and leaves. This will stop rainwater from flowing into the drain. The position of the Hopper head is usually quite high up and difficult to reach.Hopper Head We have long  enough ladders to reach the majority of Hoppers but on the rare occasions that we can't reach with a ladder we can use a gutter vac to do the job. If left the water will cascade down the outside or the waste pipe. This will soon cause damage to the brickwork and rendering, it will also cause damp inside the property. If You would like your guttering inspected, cleaned or repaired contact Kevin on 07757499296 for a competitive quote.  

St Albans Gutter Cleaning and Repair

St Albans Gutter Cleaning and Repair

St Albans Gutter Cleaning and repair is one of the busiest aspects of our business. We have cleaned, maintained and repaired all types of guttering in the area.St Albans Gutter Cleaning and Repair Abbey That means we know what to expect when called out to a gutter issue and can usually  sort the problem out in under one hour. Because of the high number of trees with preservation orders we often find that there are large trees close to buildings causing blocked downspouts etc. If you have trees close to your property it is advisable to have the guttering looked at once a year. You can set up a rolling contract with us so that you know that your gutters will be regularly maintained and inspected. We have all seen how heavy downpours of rain have become a feature of the UK weather. This makes it even more important to be on top of any gutter issues that may occur.St Albans Gutter Cleaning and Repair George street If you would like more details about the service we offer contact Kevin on 07757499296 and we can call round and advise you on how to keep your property safe from extreme rain and blocked gutters. We will tell you what needs to be done and give you a price there and then.  

Cleaning soffits fascias bargeboards cladding

Cleaning soffits fascias bargeboards cladding

Cleaning soffits fascias bargeboards cladding makes a huge difference to the look of your property. The end result can be amazing.Cleaning soffits fascias bargeboards cladding We can make your house look like new when we clean the soffits fascias and cladding. We will clean the bargeboards right up to the top of the gable and the soffits underneath. The work can be carried out using one of our purpose built ladders or with waterfed poles. Algae and mold is washed away leaving the paintwork and plastic gleaming. We remove old cobwebs and dirt that can gather on the soffits and boards and can also clean out the gutters at the same time. When the job is complete we will clean the windows so that the whole property is transformed. Contact Kevin on 07757499296  for Cleaning soffits fascias bargeboards cladding in Harpenden, St Albans and surrounding areas.Cleaned soffits fascias bargeboards cladding in Harpenden