Over time, your downpipes can become blocked with debris such as dirt, leaves and so much more. It is important to have your gutters and downpipes cleared of any blockages to allow them to flow freely. When a downpipe is blocked, it can cause extra weight in the gutters. This can damage the fascia boards, causing rot and the gutter could begin to break away. Having blocked downpipes can cause your gutters to rust and create holes.
The debris becomes tightly compacted when there are bends in the outlets. The roots become solid like when a potted plant becomes root bound. We had to cut the above pipe open, at a property in South Hobart, to remove this debris as it was packed too much to be able to loosen it. A plumber now needs to replace the T-section so that the water disperses evenly across the roof into the lower gutter.
Getting a regular gutter clean can keep your downpipes flowing, free of debris and help to avoid any further issues down the track. Why not get Gutter-Vac Northern and Southern Tasmania in to clean your gutters? You can get a free quote by clicking here or by calling 1300 654 253. We would love to hear from you!