Dagenham is best known as being home to the massive Ford car factory. Today the car factory no longer builds complete cars but it does build diesel engines still employing around 2000 people. This is a fraction of the previous workforce which was around 40,000 people from the 1950s onwards.
If you have seen the 2010 film Made in Dagenham, the film offers a good depiction of how life was in the area. Everyone worked at the car plant and with generally good pay; the blue-collar workers of Dagenham were generally prosperous although the numerous strikes in the 1970s did cast a shadow over conditions.
Today all this has changed. Dagenham was once home to the largest council housing estate (Becontree) in Europe but today these houses are mainly in private hands. There is a high percentage of rental properties in Dagenham but plenty of owner occupiers too. The area is home to commuters attracted by easy access to central London and the cheaper property prices than found in some surrounding areas.
Whether you live on the Becontree estate or in leafy Elm Park, all property owners know that it is important to protect and maintain their investment. A great way to improve the appearance of your property is to have your roof cleaned professionally.
Professional roof cleaning not only revitalises the appearance, bringing back colour to tired and faded roof tiles, it helps protect it. Many roofs are subject to moss, algae and pollution damage and discoloration. Left unchecked this could cause damage to tiles causing damp.
In addition, it is equally a good idea to have your gutters cleaned at the same time. Damaged or blocked guttering leads to interior damp yet this problem is easily avoidable if the gutters are cleaned professionally.
Although you theoretically could carry out these maintenance jobs yourself, it is messy and potentially dangerous for the homeowner and you could risk causing serious damage to your property if you decided to have a go yourself with a pressure washer.
By contrast a professional roof and gutter service will give great results in very little time. Most companies in Dagenham will be able to complete both jobs in the same visit and because they use high tech specialised equipment that can be used from ground level, you don’t have to worry about scaffolding or lengthy exterior work being carried out on your home.
Even better a professional service can treat your roof with biocide to prevent moss regrowth and many offer a range of protective coatings and sealants for long lasting protection. Roof and gutter cleaning in Dagenham are not expensive. Prices are competitive and in general charges depend on the size and existing condition of your property. Remember; as well as the cleaning service, most companies will carry out a “health check” of your roof and guttering so if there are any issues which are unnoticeable from the ground, you can take any action before it causes an expensive problem. BECS cover all the surrounding towns Loughton, St Andrews, Brooklands, Squirrels Heath, Emerson Park, Elm Park, Mawneys, Hylands, Heaton, Gooshays, Havering Park, Hacton, Hornchurch, Romford, Brentwood, Upminster and Harolds Wood