As a business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities. You have to make sure you are running the business wisely and are turning a profit. You have a responsibility to the community to follow their rules and guidelines for your business and your property. And you have a responsibility to your employees to compensate them fairly and to provide them with a safe and comfortable work environment where they can do their jobs.
The work environment for your employees includes the exterior as well as the interior and your commercial gutters are a bit part of both. How? When commercial gutters are neglected, debris can build up in them. Clogs form that prevent stormwater from draining away from the building as it should, water overflows to the ground below, gets backed up on the roof, and the heavy water causes gutters to break at the seams and sag. All this water can lead to leaks into the building that if not caught and repaired right away, creates a perfect environment for mold, exposure to which can cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation, and more severe problems in people with allergies. Not only do you not want your employees to become sick, but you also don’t want any lawsuits that may follow.
Injuries and lawsuits may also follow the exterior damage that faulty gutters can cause. Water flowing onto walkways will cause damage to them over time causing a tripping hazard and in the winter, it’s just an accident waiting to happen. A little rain may seem innocuous, but even a small leak can cause a lot of expensive damage.
What You Can Do
Regular cleanings and maintenance by a professional gutter installation company is the best way to not only preserve your gutters but also to catch any damage while it’s still small. Gutter professionals know exactly what to look for and can repair small problems before they become big ones. Regular cleanings and maintenance will prolong the life of your commercial gutters, which is a rather large investment.
If your gutters are beyond repair and are looking bad, it may be time to replace them. Shabby-looking gutters can be a poor reflection on the professionalism of your business and put a drag on your curb appeal. When your gutters are being replaced is a good time to make sure that you have the right gutters. Gutters on commercial and industrial properties need to be able to handle huge volumes of water without overflow so you must have gutters that are large enough and look right on your style of building.
Taking proper care of your commercial gutters will make your property look great and your employees will be happy too.
At Gutter Pros, we install and maintain gutters on any kind of commercial, industrial, or residential property. Our experienced technicians will help you find the right gutters and come up with a gutter maintenance plan that will protect your investment and help your gutters last longer. Gutter Pros are leaders in commercial gutters, copper gutters, and leaf protection in the St. Louis area. Call us today at (314) 656-7195 for a consultation.