Professional gutter vacuum cleaning
Gutter-Vac employs powerful vacuums with custom-built attachments that remove debris more effectively than any other gutter cleaning method. Each vacuum unit incorporates ‘wet-dry’ technology so sludge and other wet materials pose no problem. And since the debris is removed into large drums, it is easily taken off-site with no mess left behind.
Gutter-Vac’s effective and comprehensive services are suitable for properties of all sizes. All of our services are backed with a satisfaction guarantee.
Gutter-Vac can clean:
Why is gutter cleaning so important?
Over the years and throughout the seasons, gutter build-up can cause irreparable damage to even top-of-the-line gutter systems.
Gutter maintenance is essential in preventing damage to your home.
Gutter-Vac’s unique equipment easily removes leaves, mud, sludge, dirt and debris from gutters, roofs and drain spouts preventing costly, dangerous problems.
Cleaning your gutters regularly can help prevent gutter rust.
Without proper cleaning, debris left in gutters breaks down and forms a destructive sludge. Over time, this sludge causes the formation of rust, degrading gutters and causing the need for expensive gutter replacement.
Regular cleaning will keep rainwater from damaging your property.
Gutters are designed so that the gutter is higher at the front than the back (for a tidier finish). As a result, when rainwater can’t drain from the gutters as intended, the rainwater will flow over the back of the gutters rather than the front. Blocked gutters can cause rainwater to overflow into ceiling cavities and into the property, damaging walls, décor, carpets and electrical items. Overflow water can also flow to the foundations of the property, which can be extremely dangerous.
Gutter cleaning is essential for pest control.
Rotting gutter debris provides a perfect breeding environment for mice, snakes, spiders, cockroaches, beetles and mosquitoes – all of which spread disease. Some of the problems and diseases associated with these vermin include Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, allergies and Encephalitis. Many property owners spray in and around their property for pests but leave the food source and breeding environment in their gutters. Without treating the source, it is only a matter of time before the vermin reinfest your property.
Removing gutter debris reduces the risk of spreading fire.
Fire departments recommend property owners regularly clean their gutters to reduce the risk of spreading fire. During a fire, embers from burning bushland become airborne and are carried away by the hot wind, landing miles away. In a wildfire, it is the embers that typically cause more home fires than flames from the initial blaze.
Gutter cleaning can reduce the fire risks at your property. When your gutters are full of leaves, the wind will blow them over the back of the gutters and into the ceiling of your home. Leaves in this area are a genuine fire hazard.
Gutter cleaning reduces the volume of chemicals entering our waterways. Rotting gutter debris is extremely high in nutrients that pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. Nutrient pollutants in stormwater are having a disastrous impact on all aquatic life, not only harming fish, plants and wildlife but reducing the water quality for humans.
You can do your part by keeping your gutters clean.
Water tank contamination
Cleaning your gutters will reduce the amount of debris entering your water tank. Without clean gutters, all the water-born debris from your gutters will flow straight into your rainwater tank and contaminate your water supply.
In addition to cleaning your gutters to reduce water tank contamination, Gutter-Vac can also provide water tank cleaning services.
Gutter-Vac technicians provide before and after photos, gutter report and preventative maintenance plan with every standard gutter cleaning service. The Gutter-Vac roof report and preventative maintenance plan are useful tools to help you stay abreast of gutter issues and help prevent costly repairs.
Gutter cleaning is a hazardous task fraught with danger
WorkSafe found that: on average there are at least three deaths per year due to falls from height;- 7% of all lost time injuries and diseases (LTI/Ds) involve falls from heights, about 1,295 LTI/Ds each year;- incidences increased 27% during the five year period from 2003/04 to 2007/08; and – on average, each injury involving a fall from a height results in about 90 days off work. In 2007/08 the total number of days lost increased by a factor of five compared to 2003/04.
All Gutter-Vac operators are trained in safety and comply with all state and national safety requirements and carry comprehensive insurances.
You can depend on Gutter-Vac’s compliance with the highest quality and safety standards. We guarantee client satisfaction. Our one-of-a-kind technology is available only to Gutter-Vac’s customers and is operated by a team of skilled specialists that are reliable, punctual and put safety first in this potentially dangerous industry.
Gutter guard installation
Gutter-Vac also installs gutter protection devices. Gutter-Vac’s trained operators can recommend the right product for your property and install the product while cleaning your gutters. For more information about gutter guards visit Gutter-Flow.
All of our operators take safety very seriously. They are trained in working at heights and carry a minimum of $10,000,000 in public and product liability insurance. Gutter-Vac operators are aware of the workplace health and safety issues that arise when working at schools and other public areas.