It’s that time of year again when gutters start to overflow. Why is this?
Over the year (or more if it has been a while since you last had your gutters cleaned), they have been collecting dust, dirt, leaves and other debris. This debris has been broken down with the weather and water into what we term a gutter sludge. It is kind of like a mud.
This sludge, along with the debris that hasn’t broken down can build up to a point where it blocks your gutter from allowing water to flow through it and down through your downpipes, away from your home.
Now you have overflowing gutters. The biggest issue is, that if you see water overflowing from the front of your gutter, than you will most certainly have water flowing over the backside of the gutter, into your home. We don’t need to tell you, but this is the start of potentially very expensive water damage to you home.
This is why we can recommend how often you need to have your gutters cleaned. Some homes that don’t have a lot of debris or tress around may only need a service once a year. If you live in a very leafy suburb with particular types of trees, you may need to have your gutters cleaned twice or even three times a year and in these cases, we would talk to you about Gutter Flow a type of gutter guard we use to space out your gutter cleans.
So if you have overflowing water from your gutters, you most certainly have a blockage and this is a sign that you need to have your gutters cleaned…. Asap.
Give us a call on 1300 654 253 and we can give you a free quote.