Updated: May 22
Throughout the year, leaves, branches, dirt and rubbish can find their way into your gutters. Cleaning them can be a messy and unpleasant job, but getting the job done at least once per year will help you avoid water damage to your home.
Why is it necessary?
Full gutters cause water to pool, which can rot the edge of your roofline and fascia if left over time. More alarmingly, during heavy rain, they can cause water to leak in through your roof and give you an unplanned indoor waterfall. Not only is this a hassle to claim on insurance, you will most likely have to pay an excess!
Constant gutter overflowing will degrade your gutters and compromise your home's roof, walls and foundations. When the water overflows, it will make the ground next to your home a wet, muddy mess. These pools of stagnant water may attract mosquitoes and other insects to your home.
Putting off gutter cleaning, maintenance and replacement can be very expensive in the long run, especially during storm season.
How often should I clean them?
The frequency of cleaning required generally depends on the amount of trees around your house or shed. Some houses only require annual gutter cleaning, while others require quarterly cleaning. Our plumbers will be able to give you a guide once they have cleaned your gutters.
Cleaning gutters can be a messy and unpleasant job to do yourself. Call Andrew on 0418 800 018 to organise our team to look after it for you. And don't forget to ask us to look over your roof for damages while we're there!