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.
Your gutters may be out of sight but it’s still important to look after them because when it rains, the rainwater needs to go somewhere. If your gutters and downpipes are blocked, the water will go into your roof – causing all sorts of problems.
That’s why we believe cleaning your gutters regularly is an investment in maintaining the value of your property. But why choose us?
5 Excellent reasons to choose Gutter-Vac Upper North Shore & Northern Beaches
- We’re transparent
Our before and after photos will show you what we’ve done and the difference we’ve made. You’ll be amazed at how thoroughly we’ll clean your gutters, downpipes, roof and roof valleys, if you have them. (Roof valleys are “V-shaped” sections used when the angle of your roof changes. In older homes, roof valleys are usually made from galvanised steel which will rust if leaves and debris are allowed to collect on them.)
- Our special gutter cleaners
Gutter-Vac uses powerful gutter vacuum cleaners with custom-built attachments to suck up all the dirt, sludge, leaves, twigs and other debris that accumulates in your gutters and downpipes. We also dispose of it for you so you don’t need to do a thing.
- We never use leaf blowers
Some gutter cleaners use leaf blowers to clean gutters. We never will. Leaf blowers can push the leaves and twigs into your roof cavity – causing a potential fire hazard and creating an inviting nesting area for vermin.
- We’ll report any roof issues
While we’re on your roof, we inspect it for cracked or dislodged tiles. Anything we find is included in our Roof and Gutter Inspection Report so you can arrange any suggested repairs.
- We offer a Preventative Maintenance Program
Our set and forget Preventative Maintenance Program is carefully tailored to the needs of your property. When developing your regular gutter cleaning and maintenance program, we consider your surroundings. For example, the proximity and number of flowering or deciduous trees, traffic conditions (which can cause greater dust and sludge accumulation) and if you have a water tank to harvest rainwater from your roof.