Drains, gutters and downpipes

We looked at an cleared some of the gutters today, having noticed issues with them overflowing and leaking. Not the most pleasant of jobs, but satisfying to have resolved a number of issues. a couple of the highlights – a tennis ball was at the top of one of the downpipes within the guttering – whilst it looked like a perfect plug, we think it was floating up and letting water through. We removed it.

Slightly more challenging, we found a blocked gully – someone appears to have lifted the cover and poured some sort of building material into it – we think a VERY long time ago, blocking 90-95% of the flow…. the shape, consistency & tools available meant that in a first for us, the gully was un-blocked using a set of water-pump pliers (we all have a different name for these!

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