“Efficient and flexible in service delivery from office staff through to the technician. Really appreciated getting before & after photos.”
Kay, West Hobart, Tasmania
Having a streamlined service process is essential to run any good business. With the combination of efficient office staff coordination and technicians who provide before and after photos and a professional gutter cleaning service, Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania offers a service you can rely on. The photos can really offer a clear picture of the work done and provide peace of mind to customers.
Discovering damage to solar panels while performing routine maintenance, like gutter cleaning, can be concerning. It’s essential to assess the extent of the damage and take appropriate action, especially when you have to clean the solar panels as part of the maintenance. Here are steps you might consider:
Document the damage Take photos or videos of the damage. Note the specifics, like cracks, scratches, or any visible issues.
Contact the solar panel installer/manufacturer Reach out to the company that installed the panels or the manufacturer. They might have specific guidelines or warranties that cover such damage.
Assess the impact on performance Determine if the damage affects the solar panels’ efficiency. Minor scratches might not significantly impact performance, but cracks or serious damage could.
Temporary measures If the damage seems significant, take steps to mitigate further harm, such as covering the affected area temporarily or disconnecting the panels from the system to prevent electrical issues. Do not clean the panels until the system is fixed and back up and running.
Professional inspection Consider having a professional solar panel technician inspect the damage to provide a detailed assessment and potential repair options.
Insurance coverage Check your insurance policy to see if it covers accidental damage to solar panels.
Preventive measures When conducting maintenance tasks in the future, take extra care around the solar panels to avoid accidental damage.
Remember, safety is crucial when dealing with electrical equipment like solar panels. If there’s any doubt about your ability to handle the situation safely, it’s best to involve professionals. Give Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania a call today on 1300 654 253.
“It was great to be able to book and make arrangements for our gutters to be cleaned online with follow up emails. Communication was prompt, clear and friendly. The job done was excellent and professional. We had left it too long between having our gutters cleaned not knowing who to call. It won’t be overlooked in the future now we have used Gutter-Vac.”
Julie, Lower Snug Tasmania
This feedback is fantastic to hear! Gutter maintenance often slips our minds until it becomes urgent, so it’s good to find a reliable service like Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania. The online booking and clear communication make the entire process hassle-free. Plus, getting the job done excellently and professionally is always a huge relief. With such a positive experience, remembering to maintain your gutters might just become a breeze! Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania make the process easier by sending you a reminder for a gutter clean when it is due.
Don’t leave it to the last minute, act now and call Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmaniatoday, on 1300 654 253.
Fixed gutter guards can be very effective in preventing leaves, twigs, and larger debris from clogging up your gutters. However, while they do an excellent job at keeping your gutters clear, they may not entirely prevent debris from landing on your roof.
Here are a few suggestions to complement fixed gutter guards and minimise debris on your roof:
Trim overhanging branches: Tree branches that hang over your roof can deposit a significant amount of debris. Trimming them back can reduce the amount of leaves and twigs that fall onto the roof.
Regular roof inspections: Schedule periodic inspections to remove any debris that accumulates on the roof. Use a broom or a leaf blower to clear off leaves, pine needles, or other debris.
Professional cleaning: Hire professionals to clear the debris from the roof and on top of the gutter guard. They have the tools and expertise to safely remove debris without causing damage to the roof. Only hire companies with working at heights and the appropriate insurance.
Maintain surrounding areas: Keep the area around your home tidy. Rake leaves and remove any loose debris from nearby trees to minimise what ends up on the roof.
Regular roof maintenance and cleaning on top of fixed gutter guards can significantly reduce the amount of debris that accumulates in your gutters, ultimately preserving the integrity and lifespan of both the roof and the gutters. After cleaning off the top of the gutter guard, regular flushing of the gutter will prolong the time frame required to lift the gutter guard to clean any debris from the gutter itself. This is the most cost-effective way as lifting gutter guard is an expensive exercise.
Debris sitting on the roof creates faster deterioration of the roof surface.
Gutter guards are installed to keep debris out of the gutters, but they can’t prevent debris from accumulating on the roof itself or the guard for that matter.
Removal of leaves, branches, and other debris is crucial to preserving the integrity and longevity of the roof. The need for periodic inspections and cleaning will prevent any build-up that could trap moisture or cause damage over time.
Getting Gutter-Vac Northern & Southern Tasmania to perform a maintenance schedule to look after your property, get the work done risk-free to yourself and cover you for insurance purposes, should you need to make a claim. Did you know that the fine print of a policy requires you to have maintained your home correctly to ensure a claim approval?
“Chris has done an excellent overall survey of our roof, plus cleaning the gutters. We would not hesitate recommending Gutter-Vac to anybody.”
Kaye of Westbury, Tasmania
At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, upon completion of each job, a roof report gets filled out. This is sent along with the invoice. The report details many things like roof condition, how heavy the debris was and the frequency of gutter cleaning. Thank you to Kaye, for taking the time to write such a lovely testimonial and recommending us to others.
We also provide before and after photos of each job. Customers often don’t realise what’s in their gutters. Do you know what’s in yours?
You can call us on 1300 654 253 to book or click here to request a free quote.
Do you live in bushy area? You should consider getting your gutters cleaned this summer. With the past presence of bushfires in Tasmania, you can take this chance to protect your home and decrease the likelihood of fires spreading. When gutters are left neglected, the dry leaves and debris are left vulnerable to embers. If there is a fire nearby and there are embers in the air, one could fall in your gutters and ignite the debris.
If you haven’t already had your gutters cleaned, now is the time to take action. Call 1300 654 253 to book in or click here to get a free quote. Help protect your home against fires.
Are you interested in reading more about the benefits of gutter cleaning in fire season, check out a recent blog we posted here.
Thank you to Karlo, for taking the time to write some positive feedback for us. We very much appreciate it as well as the recommendation. At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, it makes us happy that you were satisfied with our service.
Did you know that we offer many other services other than gutter cleaning, like solar panel cleaning? If your solar panels are dirty, they may not be working as efficiently as they could be. We offer solar panel cleans at a discounted rate when booked at the same time as a gutter clean. If you have solar panels, why not get them cleaned?
You can call us on 1300 654 253 to book or click here to request a free quote.
Gutters are an essential part of any well-maintained home, designed to efficiently channel rainwater away from the roof and foundation. When plants grow in gutters, they are preventing this from happening. Let’s explore the reasons why plants growing in gutters from debris can be detrimental, highlighting the potential risks and negative consequences associated with this phenomenon.
Structural Damage When gutters become blocked with debris, the weight of the accumulated material can strain the gutter system. As plants take root and grow within debris, their expanding root systems can further exacerbate the problem. The added weight and pressure can lead to sagging, detachment, or even collapse. This structural damage can be costly to repair.
Blockage and Overflow Gutters are meant to efficiently channel rainwater away from the roof and foundation. When plants are growing in gutters, their roots could cause blockages and obstruct the flow of water. This can result in water overflow, leading to potential damage to the roof, walls and foundation of the house. Excessive moisture can seep into the roof, leading to leaks, rot and potential structural damage. Additionally, blocked gutters could attract pests, and insects, creating an additional nuisance.
Look at those luscious plants! They love what these gutters were offering.
Fire Hazard Dry debris, such as leaves and twigs, can become highly flammable, especially during fire season. When plants grow within this debris, they can act as fuel for potential fires. In the event of a fire, the presence of plants in gutters can contribute to the rapid spread of flames, endangering both the property and the safety of its occupants.
While it may seem harmless or even aesthetically pleasing to have plants growing in your gutters, the potential risks are real. From structural damage and water overflow to pest infestations and fire hazards, the risks associated with plant growth in gutters are significant. Regular maintenance and cleaning of gutters are essential to prevent these issues. By prioritising gutter maintenance, homeowners can protect their property, maintain a safe living environment, and avoid costly repairs in the long run.
Are you ready for fire season? To book, call us on 1300 654 253 or click here for a free quote. By being proactive, you are protecting your home.
“Operator arrived on time, was professional and very thorough during the whole process of the clean. A complete assessment including before and after photos were sent to us with the invoice. Thoroughly recommend Gutter-Vac and we have already scheduled our next clean.”
Debra of Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Did you know that we send out a roof report and before and after photos with every completed job?
Feedback like Debra’s serves as a testament that our hard work isn’t going unnoticed. Thank you for such kind words, we are excited to see you again next time.
Our team lets our customers know how often they should be having their gutters cleaned. We offer a reminder service where we send out reminders to our customers based on the frequency we have recommended in the past or that the client has set themselves.
Customers often aren’t aware of how much debris is actually in their gutters. That’s why the before and after photos are so great. They demonstrate how important it is to get regular cleans because the build-up of debris can do some real damage.
Do you need your gutters cleaned? Call us on 1300 654 253 or click here to get a free quote.
Our team at Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for all the support from our customers – from our Head Office, our dedicated team cleaning the gutters, and those who work behind the scenes to make it all happen.
We are closed for business from Friday 22nd December 2023 and reopening Monday 8th January 2024.