We recently cleaned a roof for a property that had black mould and tree litter on the roof and in the gutters. This had caused the tank water to taste and smell rancid. The colour of the water had changed too.
It is important to regularly maintain your gutters and keep them free of debris if you are on tank water. To help keep the water clean, you can clear the debris from the roof and prevent the amount of debris by cutting back the trees around the house.
When there is this much debris you might have to schedule gutter cleans more regularly than annually. Once the roof has been washed, blowing the debris at the time a of a gutter clean will help to maintain the sanitation of the roof and therefore the water.
You don’t need to run the risk of drinking contaminated water.
Call Gutter-Vac Tasmania and to see how we can help you, Ph: 1300 654 253
We attended a real estate property to clean the gutters and found the valley flashing had slipped into the gutter. This left an opening at the ridge cap and a blockage point in the gutter.
The Property Managers use our reports to manage the maintenance on the properties. Using this report, the manager would be able to then contract a roofing plumber to rectify the issue.
When we complete a gutter clean, we provide a roof and gutter report. We do this for every job, residential or commercial.
It becomes a very useful tool to everyone for maintenance. Every year a gutter clean is carried out and a check is completed over the roof. If there is an issue that requires further investigation or work, you are notified in this report.
Most people do not get on to their roof and therefore would not know if there was a potential hazard/problem that required attention until it was too late and damage had been caused as a result.
We also provide before and after photos of the work. These can be a valuable tool for insurance companies as it creates a file of evidence to your maintenance on your property.
Regular gutter cleaning with Gutter-vac Tasmania is more than just a gutter clean.
“Sweet as candy. No hassles, no mess, unobtrusive, friendly communications, on time and on track. Work done 100% as promised. Nothing more needs to be said.”
Leon, Mount Nelson Tasmania
It is always good to hear feedback from our customers. We know they are happy and it allows others to feel safe in the knowledge that they are getting in the professionals for their gutter cleaning needs.
If you need to install gutter guard there are a few things you might like to think about.
The cost of installation. A fixed gutter guard will be the most expensive product to install. There are other products on the market that are much cheaper, for example Gutter Flow. You could use the even cheaper options of the softer plastic products available but you would be wasting your time and money.
Cleaning gutters after the installation. Be sure to find out how much it will cost when needing to clean the gutters in the future, after you have installed a product. Usually fixed guards attract around four times the cost of cleaning your gutters and a push in plastic guard can be two and a half times a clean. With Gutter Flow, the cost is minimal with a gutter clean.
Council Regulations. Are you required to install ember guard in your area? Ember guards need to be a non combustible product and have certain gauge sized hole. But of course none of this will matter if you still have debris sitting on top of the ember guard. Again, gutter cleaning is required.
Please remember that whatever product you use, you will have to clean your gutters on a regular basis. Having gutter guard installed and never having to clean them again is a Myth.
If you would like a free quote please call Gutter-Vac Tasmania 1300 654 253
It is an amazing experience every time we get on a roof to complete a gutter clean and we look out over an exceptional view such as the one above.
This property is in the rural area of Kettering and requires a gutter clean annually. Maintaining an annual schedule will prolong the life of the gutters. We vacuum clean the debris and remove the corrosive sludge.
This property also has quite a number of solar panels. We check to see if a clean is required. When combining a gutter clean and solar panel clean, get a reduced rate per panel for cleaning.
Over time the build-up of grime and dust and other sources creates a film over the panels thus preventing your solar panels from yielding energy at full capacity. It could be as much as a reduction of 40% energy loss.
This inspection will also bring to your attention, cracked or broken panels, even if they don’t require a clean. So maintaining a gutter cleaning schedule will also keep an eye on your solar panels.
Debris collecting on the roof and in the gutters, left to build up, will damage the roof and guttering. If left, over time it deteriorates the roof faster. With regular gutter cleaning you are saving money because your roof and gutters will have a longer life span.
This build up prevents the guttering system from doing its job. Water can’t escape through the pathway it is supposed to so it finds other ways or it pools and causes further rust to occur.
Water leaking into the roof cavity can cause thousands of dollars in a commercial property. Depending on where the leak occurs, any stock that is damaged will need to be replaced. With that and the cost of repair to the building it is a far better option to pay for the prevention of water ingress.
With regular gutter cleaning maintenance you can prevent a potential flood disaster. This commercial property was having issues with water ingress to the back corner of the property, see the very first photo. It shows gutters overflowing with debris. In heavy downpours the gutter system can not handle the large amount of water. The water pools, allowing it to disperse through whatever means it can, resulting in water either in the roof cavity or the over flowing of guttering and down the side of the building.
The above photo shows the gutters six months later. Nowhere near as much debris. Maintaining a six monthly gutter cleaning schedule for this property will give the gutters and roof a longer life span.
If you are worried about your property due to large deposits of debris each year, call Gutter-Vac Tasmania on 1300 654 253. We can design a maintenance plan suited to your own personal needs.
“Before Gutter-Vac came to our place our gutters could have been considered a new wilderness area but after the excellent service of Gutter-Vac Tas they are now cleaner than the pristine beaches on Bruny.”
Steve from Blackmans Bay
What a lovely way to express about the gutter cleaning service Steve received at Blackmans Bay. We are always very grateful to our customers for providing us feedback. Thank you Steve.
I showed this to Glenn, the technician who carried out the work. He said that he was chuffed to hear this and it had made his day.
Giving feedback is not just for the company to look at and see where they can make improvements. It provides valuable information to other people looking for a service they can rely on and trust.