With gutters up high and hard to see, it can be difficult to know if it’s time to clean them. Here are our Top 5 Tell-tale Signs that your gutters need cleaning – right now!
- You’ve spotted plants growing in your gutters
If your gutters have plants growing in them, it means they are in desperate need of a clean. Not only are gutter growths unattractive, their weight can cause irreparable damage, ultimately shortening the life of your gutters.
- Your gutters overflow when it rains
If your gutters overflow when it rains, it means rain water can’t drain away and that’s a sure sign your gutters are blocked. Water spilling over the sides of your gutters can cause damage to your ceiling cavity, internal walls and the electricals of your home. So if you see your gutters overflowing when it rains, get them professionally cleaned before you have even bigger problems to fix.
- Unwanted visitors are living in your gutters
Over time, dirt and sludge build-up in your gutters, attracting insects like mosquitoes, cockroaches and beetles. In turn, they can attract other pests – even snakes. If you spot bugs, birds or other animals hanging around your gutters, it’s a good indication your gutters need professional cleaning.
- Sagging gutters
If it looks like your gutters are drooping, it means your gutters are in urgent need of a thorough clean. Gutters that are full of debris for an extended amount of time twist and bend under the weight. If your gutters are sagging, it’s important to book a professional gutter clean before you have bigger gutter problems.
- You don’t remember the last time your gutters were cleaned
If you can’t remember the last time your gutters were cleaned, chances are they need a clean. Just give us a call. We’ll pop over to assess the situation and give you a free quote. We’ll even take photos so you can see for yourself what’s happening up there.
To get in touch with the gutter cleaning experts on the Northern Beaches and Upper North Shore, call Gutter-Vac Upper North Shore & Northern Beaches on 1300 654 253 for a free, no obligation quote.
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