How to know if your gutters need cleaning

With your gutters up high and out of sight, it can be a struggle to know if they are overdue for a clean or not. Here are some tell-tale signs that your gutters need servicing:

Plants are growing in them

If your gutters have plants in growing in them, then they are well in need of a clean. Not only are gutter growths unattractive, but the weight and speed of the growth can cause irreparable damage to your gutters.

When it rains, they overflow

If your gutters are overflowing when it rains, that is a sign that is a sign that your gutters are blocked and water cannot drain away. Over time, water spilling over the sides of your gutters can cause damage to the foundation of your home.

Animals are living in your gutters

If you spot animals, pests or birds hanging out in your gutters, then that is another indication that your gutters need a professional clean. Gutters full of debris are the perfect place for vermin, birds, insects and snakes to live.

Sagging gutters

If it looks like your gutters are sagging, it means that your gutters are in urgent need of a clean. Gutters that are full of debris for an extended amount of time bend under the weight. If your gutters are sagging, it is important that you book in for a professional gutter clean as soon as possible.

You don’t remember when you last cleaned them

If you can’t remember the last time that your gutters were cleaned, then chances are they need a clean. Even if your gutters aren’t showing some of these signs, they can still need a clean.

If you are unsure, give us a call and we can pop out to your property and assess the situation, and give you a free quote if need be.

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