We are coming into the thick of autumn and it is common to hear customers say they want to ‘Wait for the last leaves to drop’ before having their gutters cleaned, but this could be a mistake… a costly mistake!
When did you last have your gutters cleaned? If it has been awhile, you might just tip the scales of what is in your gutters because they could already be full and the ‘last leaves of this season’ could push them to the limit, causing blocked gutters so even the smallest amount of rain could end up in your property, not flowing out of your gutters away from your property.
The common myth of gutter cleaning is that it is the leafy matter falling now that will cause blockages in your gutters. This isn’t necessarily the whole truth. In fact, when this leafy matter (and all the other stuff that has blown or fallen into your gutters over the last year) is in your gutters for a period of time, it breaks down into a sludge type of mud at the bottom of your gutters. This sludge not only causes your gutters to rust, it is also full of nutrients so any seeds that are blown or dropped by a bird into your gutters can be the perfect garden bed for plant life to grow, forming root systems and plants that you may not even be able to see growing in your gutters yet.
Waiting for the last few leaves to drop could be a mistake if your gutters are already full of sludge, roots, gutter growth. If the rain comes before winter, then you could be leaving your property susceptible to overflowing gutters and water damage.
So instead of ‘assuming’ that you are going to get the best value for your dollar by waiting for every leaf to drop, maybe you need to give Gutter-Vac a call on 1300 654 253 and speak to your local owner/operator about whether you need to find out the state of your gutters now, rather than leaving them to the end of autumn.
For more information, visit our website at www.GutterVac.com.au