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Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by norm, Mar 17, 2014.

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  1. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    our rented house been getting damp round one wall and mould since we moved in a year ago
    our landlady got somebody to clean her gutters and i offered to do them but he was already booked so i declined
    he arrives and 10 mins later gone saying all clear
    landlady kleens mould and few months later start coming back
    landlady kleens mould gets roofing company to put vents in roof
    mould starts coming back so landlady contacts roof company who come out and say contact insulation company to take insulation right to roof because so many vents could be causing cold spots
    last week i help landlady to put in extra insulation and she mentions she will book same guy to clean her gutters
    i offer my services and mention even though i charge more it will be done right
    sod it this is long:rolleyes:
    gutters today down spout rammed gutter rammed and on corner rammed to roof tiles so water nowhere to go
    this is the area of damp in room hmm
    rest of gutter bad as well
    back gutter not bad but one downspout blocked
    wondering is this a case of one non gutter clean causing this?
    :zzz: keep awake everyone:laugh:
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Full gutters and blocked downspouts wont help much norm. From experience it's more likely you have a doddgy roof or maybe even the damp is caused by drying stuff in that room. I've even seen cavity wall instulaton cause damp too.
     
  3. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    ah well Smurf at least i dont own the house and got a paid job
    feel sorry for landlady as she is nice and was hopeing the gutter clean would help
    her roof is full of moss all over it could this cause damp maybe?
     
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    More like there are some damaged/broken tiles and/or split roofing felt.

    How old is the house?
     
  5. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    yeah i had offered to clean her roof but she said it was fragile and was afraid it would get damaged
     
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    Oh well it's the landlords responsibility to get it sorted but at least you made some money on the gutter clearing :D
     
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    yeah cant complain mate and still might get the roof clean
     
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    Personally I would stay well clear norm but you could always get a roofer mate to sub the work out too.;)
     
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    think thats good advice Smurf about the roof not going to mention it again:thumbsup:
     
  10. dasslr1

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    my mates a roofer and the problem sounds very similar to a job we did a few months ago when he went into the attic to have a look he noticed the felt stopped at the cavity wall, a few inchs missing, then felt into next doors attic when really the felt should be over lapping .just a thought and hope it gets sorted bud .
     
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