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When should I get my gutters cleaned?

Cleaning your gutters is an important task to prevent problems like blocked downpipes and rainwater leaking into your ceiling cavity. Here are some guidelines on when and how often you should clean your gutters:

  • It is recommended to clean your gutters at least once a year.
  • If there are trees or even a wooded area nearby, you might need to clean your gutters more than once a year.
  • If there are no trees in the vicinity, moss and sludge can accumulate over the year.
  • An optimal time to clean the gutters is in late autumn after all the leaves have fallen, but before the winter rains start.
  • If you have trees near the roof line, you may need to clean your gutters more frequently.

Remember, safety is paramount when cleaning gutters. Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and let someone know when you’re cleaning them. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, consider hiring a professional. Happy cleaning! 😊

Gutter-Vac Northern & Southern Tasmania can help you with your cleaning maintenance and help set schedules for your gutter requirements. We have a reminder system that sends out emails when you are due a gutter clean and you can go from there. We never turn up to complete a reminder clean, it is always approved by you and scheduled at a time that suits you. If you don’t want a gutter clean when you get the reminder, just let us know and we will skip the clean to the next reminder.

Call us today to get a no-obligation, free quote for your property, at 1300 654 253.

A testament to a quality gutter cleaning service: Four years with Gutter-Vac Northern & Southern Tasmania

“We have been using Gutter-Vac for the past four years and cannot fault their service, their prompts as to when our gutters need inspection and the exceptional work they carry out. Always on time when they say they will be there. Well done Gutter-Vac team.”

Lisa, Summerhill, Launceston

At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we take pride in providing exceptional service year after year. We are delighted to share a glowing testimonial from one of our long-term clients, highlighting their positive experiences with our team over the past four years. Thank you, Lisa.

Consistent Quality and Reliability

Our commitment to delivering top-notch service is reflected in the consistent feedback we receive from our clients. Here are some of the key aspects that set us apart:

  1. Timely inspections: We understand the importance of regular gutter maintenance. Our proactive approach includes timely reminders and scheduled inspections to ensure your gutters are always in optimal condition.
  2. Exceptional workmanship: Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality service. Whether it’s routine cleaning or tackling unexpected blockages, we ensure that every job is completed to the highest standards.
  3. Punctuality: We value your time and strive to be punctual. When we schedule an appointment, you can count on us to be there as promised, ready to get the job done efficiently.
  4. Customer focus: Our long-term relationships with clients are built on trust and satisfaction. We listen to your concerns, address your specific needs, and go above and beyond to ensure you are happy with our service.

Ready to experience the same exceptional service? Contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania on 1300 654 253 or click here for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tackling unexpected gutter blockages: The case of the root-filled gutter

At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, we often encounter a variety of challenges when it comes to keeping gutters clean and functional. Recently, we faced an unusual yet significant obstacle at a property, where a large section of the gutter was filled solid with the root system of this plant. This case serves as a perfect example of why regular gutter maintenance is essential and how our team is prepared to handle even the most unexpected situations.

The situation

During a routine gutter clean at one of our Launceston homes, we discovered a substantial root system growing and blogging the gutters. With the other trees growing in the vicinity of the gutter line, this blockage posed a potential risk of damage to the roof cavity and gutters if not removed promptly.

Our approach

  1. Assessment and safety precautions: Our first step was to assess the situation thoroughly. We ensured the area was safe to work in and took necessary precautions to prevent any further damage to the property or risk to our team.
  2. Efficient removal: Using specialised tools, we carefully removed the root section from the gutter. When these root systems take hold in the gutter, it can be a time-consuming task to remove them without damaging the gutter.
  3. Gutter cleaning: Once the root and plant were removed, we proceeded with a comprehensive cleaning of the gutters. Our vacuum gutter cleaning system was particularly effective in clearing out the remaining debris, ensuring the gutters were free-flowing and functional.
  4. Inspection and maintenance: After the cleaning, we inspected the entire gutter system to ensure there were no residual blockages or damage. We also checked the downpipes and surrounding areas to guarantee that water would flow freely during the next rainfall.

The importance of regular maintenance

This incident highlights the importance of regular gutter maintenance. Without routine checks, the plant would have blended in with the tree foliage and the root system would become more compact. This could lead to severe blockages, potential water damage to the property and possible sagging of the gutter due to the weight of the root system. Regular maintenance allows us to identify and address such issues promptly, protecting your home from unforeseen problems.


Unexpected obstacles found on the roof or in the gutters can pose significant challenges to maintaining a clean and efficient gutter system. At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, we are equipped and ready to handle such situations, ensuring your property remains protected year-round.

Keep your gutters clear and your home safe with our expert services. Reach out to us today to schedule your gutter maintenance and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected.

Contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania and get a quote today.

Customer praises Cody’s punctual and thorough gutter cleaning in Mount Nelson

“Cody was on time and presented very well. He asked if there was anything we were especially concerned about and I mentioned weed growth coming out of the downpipe of the studio gutter and showed him from the upstairs of the main house. He dealt with this effectively and the before/after photos were testament to the quality of the complete operation.”

John of Mount Nelson, Tasmania

We love hearing feedback from our amazing customers, and we couldn’t be prouder of our technician, Cody, for going above and beyond once again! At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, we’re all about delivering top-notch service and addressing every concern our customers may have. Let us know before or at the time of cleaning, and we will certainly take a look.

Thank you for choosing our business to trust for your gutter cleaning needs. Would you like to receive the same quality of service? Contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania on 1300 654 253 or click here for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Effective vacuum gutter cleaning even in wet conditions

Gutter cleaning is an essential task for maintaining the integrity of your home, especially during wet seasons. At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, we understand the challenges that come with keeping gutters clean and functional when the weather isn’t cooperating. That’s why we use state-of-the-art vacuum gutter cleaning technology, ensuring your gutters are cleared efficiently, even in the wettest conditions.

The challenges of wet weather gutter cleaning
Wet weather can complicate traditional gutter cleaning methods. Waterlogged debris, such as leaves, twigs, and dirt, can be particularly stubborn and harder to remove. Additionally, the increased moisture can lead to the growth of moss and other vegetation, which can obstruct the flow of water through your gutters and downpipes.

Why vacuum gutter cleaning is superior
Our vacuum gutter cleaning system is specifically designed to handle these wet conditions. Here’s why it stands out:

  1. Powerful suction: Our vacuum’s powerful suction effectively removes even the most stubborn debris, ensuring your gutters are completely cleared.
  2. No mess: Traditional gutter cleaning methods can be messy, especially when dealing with wet debris. Our vacuum system collects all the debris in a contained manner, minimising any mess around your property.
  3. Safety: Using a vacuum system means we can clean your gutters from the ground with extendable poles, reducing the need for ladders and making the process safer for our technicians and your property in wet weather.

A testament to our work
We have many clients in our records that we complete regular gutter cleaning for. A customer in Summerhill, Launceston, shared their experience where our vacuum gutter cleaning system proved its worth.

“We have been using Gutter-Vac for the past four years and cannot fault their service, their prompts as to when our gutters need inspection and the exceptional work they carry out. Always on time when they say they will be there. Well done Gutter-Vac team.”

Lisa of Summerhill, Tasmania

The importance of regular gutter maintenance
Regular gutter maintenance is crucial to prevent water damage to your home. Blocked gutters can lead to overflow, which can cause damage to your roof, walls, and foundation. Especially during wet seasons, it’s essential to keep your gutters clear to ensure proper drainage and protect your property.

Schedule your gutter cleaning today
Don’t wait for the rain to reveal issues with your gutters. Contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania today to schedule a professional vacuum gutter cleaning service. Our team is equipped to handle the toughest cleaning jobs, even in some wet conditions, ensuring your gutters remain functional and efficient all year round. There are a few wet conditions we do not work in, and we do prefer to stay dry. Your gutter cleaning maintenance needs to be considered before the rain comes.

Keep your gutters clear and your home protected with our expert vacuum gutter cleaning services. Reach out to us today and experience the difference!

Contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania and get a quote today.

Welcoming another regular gutter cleaning customer in Lonnavale to our schedule

“Fantastic service, friendly and professional. You wouldn’t have even known they were here; everything was left clean and tidy with no debris left. Will definitely make this an annual booking.”

Keellie of Lonnavale, Tasmania

We are absolutely thrilled to share this glowing testimonial from one of our valued customers. At Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch service with a smile. Our team works tirelessly to ensure not only outstanding results but also a seamless and hassle-free experience for all our customers. Thank you for trusting us with your gutter clean. We look forward to seeing you again in a year’s time!

Ready to experience the same exceptional service? Contact Gutter-Vac on 1300 654 253 or click here for a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you.

Winter preparation: Gutter care in Tasmania’s cold climate

As winter approaches in Tasmania, preparing your home to withstand the cold and potentially harsh conditions is crucial. One key aspect of this preparation is gutter care. Properly maintained gutters are vital to protecting your property from winter-related damages. Here’s your essential guide to gutter care for the upcoming winter season in Tasmania’s unique climate.

Inspect and clean your gutters

Before the cold sets in, it’s important to ensure that your gutters are free from leaves, twigs, and debris. In Tasmania, where the winters can be particularly wet and cold, blocked gutters can lead to ice dams or water overflow that can damage your roof and siding.

Action tip: Schedule a professional gutter cleaning with Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania to ensure your gutters are thoroughly cleaned and inspected for any potential issues.

Check for gutter damage

Winter weather can exacerbate any existing damage to your gutters, such as cracks, holes, or sagging sections. These issues can prevent your gutter system from functioning properly, leading to more significant problems.

Action tip: Have a professional from Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania assess the condition of your gutters.

Ensure proper drainage

Proper drainage is crucial, especially during Tasmania’s wet winters. Water must be directed away from your home’s foundation to prevent structural damage.

Action tip: Verify that downpipes divert water at least three to four feet away from your home. If necessary, add extensions or splash blocks to improve water diversion.

Install gutter guards

Gutter guards can be a valuable investment for winter preparation. They prevent debris from entering the gutters, reducing the need for frequent cleanings and minimising the risk of blockages and ice dams. A gutter guard is used with gutter cleaning to control debris in a situation where there is a substantial amount of debris causing issues.

Action tip: Consult with Gutter-Vac about installing gutter guards suitable for your home’s specific needs and local conditions.

Taking steps to prepare your gutters for winter can save you from costly repairs and damage in Tasmania’s challenging climate. For expert gutter cleaning, maintenance, and winter preparation advice, trust Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania. Our professional services ensure that your home is ready to face the winter months with confidence. For more information on our services or to get a free quote on your winter preparation, visit Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania.

Happy gutter cleaning customer in Acacia Hills

“I have a watermark with the old method of cleaning the gutter. A lot of debris and dirt entered the tank so, this method is terrific. My initial contact with Fleur was very positive. She is so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Cody who did the cleaning of the gutters and lichen on the roof was very efficient. He was well presented, great worker and positive friendly manner.”

Alice of Acacia Hills, Tasmania

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, Alice. Your kind words are a testament to all our hard work here at Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania. We hope to see you again next year!

Regular gutter maintenance is extremely important, especially if you rely on tank water as a sustainable water supply. If you would like to learn more, click here.

If you need your gutters cleaned, contact Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania here for a free quote or call 1300 654 253 to book. We look forward to hearing from you!

The role of gutters in Tasmania’s water conservation efforts

In Tasmania, where water conservation is becoming increasingly important due to varying climate conditions and environmental considerations, every component of your home’s infrastructure plays a role in sustainability efforts. Gutters are no exception. Properly maintained and effectively utilised, gutters can significantly contribute to water conservation in Tasmania. Here’s how homeowners can optimise their gutter systems to aid in these efforts.

Rainwater harvesting

One of the most direct ways gutters contribute to water conservation is through rainwater harvesting. By channelling rainwater from your roof into storage tanks, gutters can collect water that can be used for gardening, washing cars, and, with proper treatment, even household needs.

Action Tip: Consider installing a rainwater collection system. Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania can help ensure your gutters are cleaned to maximise the efficiency of water collection.

Preventing water wastage

Leaky or poorly maintained gutters can lead to significant water wastage. Water that could be saved drips away through cracks and holes or is misdirected, causing erosion or pooling around the foundation.

Action Tip: Regular inspections and maintenance are essential to prevent leaks and ensure efficient water flow. Gutter-Vac’s professional services can help identify and repair small issues with your gutters.

Reducing soil erosion

By properly directing rainwater, gutters help maintain landscape integrity and prevent soil erosion around your property. This not only conserves the soil but also ensures that the groundwater remains clean and free from contaminants that can be carried by runoff.

Action Tip: Make sure your downpipes direct water away from your home’s foundation and toward areas that can benefit from additional water, such as your garden.

Supporting local flora and fauna

Efficient gutter systems support the health of local flora by ensuring that rainwater is dispersed and used effectively around your property. This supports local vegetation and, by extension, the fauna that rely on those plants for shelter and food.

Action Tip: Use diverted rainwater to maintain native gardens, which require less water and support local wildlife.

Improving water quality

Gutters also help improve water quality by preventing runoff from picking up pollutants as it flows over the ground. By capturing rainwater directly from the roof and channelling it appropriately, gutters help reduce the pollutants entering Tasmania’s water systems.

Action Tip: Ensure your gutters are free from debris that might contaminate the collected water. Regular cleaning by Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania can prevent the accumulation of leaves and debris.


Gutters play a vital role in Tasmania’s water conservation efforts by efficiently managing rainwater, reducing wastage, and supporting sustainable practices. Homeowners can leverage these benefits by ensuring their gutters are well-maintained and properly integrated into their home’s water conservation system. Trust Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania to provide professional gutter cleaning services that support both your home and the environment.

For more information or to get a free gutter cleaning quote, visit Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania.

What is the landlord’s responsibility when it comes to gutter cleaning?

When it comes to rental properties, both landlords and tenants have specific responsibilities outlined in the lease agreement. One crucial aspect that often raises questions is the maintenance of gutters. Let’s dive into the landlord’s responsibilities for gutter cleaning and why it is essential for both the property’s upkeep and the well-being of tenants.

Legal obligations
Landlords have a legal obligation to ensure the rental property is safe and habitable for tenants. This includes maintaining the property’s structural integrity, which encompasses the upkeep of gutters. Neglecting gutter cleaning can lead to water damage, pest infestations, and other issues that comprise the property’s safety and livability.

Property preservation
Regular gutter cleaning is essential for preserving the property’s value and preventing costly repairs down the line. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow, leading to damage to the roof, siding and foundation. By taking proactive measures to clean the gutters, landlords can protect their investment and ensure the longevity of the property. After all, they are called investment properties.

Tenant satisfaction
A well-maintained property contributes to tenant satisfaction and retention. Clean gutters not only prevent water damage but also enhance the overall appearance of the property. Tenants are more likely to renew their lease and take pride in their living space when they see the landlord is committed to maintaining the property in good condition.

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Do you know how much this debris weighs? These gutters certainly know!

Health and Safety
Clogged gutters can create a breeding ground for pests, mould and mildew, posing health risks to tenants. Standing water in blocked gutters can also attract mosquitos and other insects. By keeping the gutters clean, you can avoid these potential risk hazards.

Communication and collaboration
Clear communication between landlords and tenants regarding gutter maintenance is key to ensuring that responsibilities are understood and fulfilled. Landlords should include gutter cleaning in the property maintenance schedule and inform tenants of any upcoming maintenance tasks. Collaborating with tenants to address gutter issues promptly can prevent more significant problems from arising.

The responsibility of gutter cleaning falls on the landlord as part of their duty to maintain a safe and habitable rental property. By prioritising regular gutter maintenance, landlords can protect their investment, promote tenant satisfaction, and uphold health and safety standards. Open communication and collaboration with tenants are essential for ensuring that gutter cleaning is carried out effectively.

Are you a landlord or a property manager that needs some gutters cleaned?

With the growing demand in Launceston and the surrounding areas, Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania now have a permanent technician servicing these areas. Call 1300 654 253 to book or click here for a free quote.