Gutter-Vac Central West NSW covers a wide area of the Central Western NSW. We headed out to Mandurama where we were able to enjoy the sunshine from our Roof Top View, the last time we visited this property there was snow on the mountain tops. We scheludled a number of jobs on this trip starting at Mandurama at the Hilton Homestead B&B and a couple of private residences. Making stops on our way back at Carcoar for a flue Clean and then Blayney to complete a number of PMP’s in the town ship.
The Hilton Homestead B&B
When you choose to use Gutter-Vac you know
you will get a professional clean, as we have a unique vacuum system that
allows us to suck up mud, sludge, water, wet and dry debris, and we take it all
away with us!
All our Gutter-Vac technicians are trained
at working at heights and have the latest safety gear to use, we are covered by
all the right insurances.
When we arrive at each and every job the site is assessed to how the work will be carried out. Taking into consideration the roof structure and pitch, roofing material, also including the weather at the time. The Gutter-vac Team are able to either work from the roof or use a Ground Worker Kit to complete the Gutter Clean.
Ground Workers Kit
At Gutter-Vac Central West we also provide all our clients with before and after photos. These photos also include any broken structures or further repair work that is required to be carried out. We supply these photos as part of the Gutter-Vac Service. This takes the worry out of our clients as they don’t need to get up on the roof to check the work.
Before and After Gutter Clean photos
So for your next gutter clean give Gutter-Vac a call. You will not only receive a great hassle free service, you will be also supporting an Australian Small Business. Call 1300 654 253 or www.guttervac.com
During Autumn we start to think about
lighting our wood heaters to keep us warm and cosy. But when was your Flue
cleaned last? As this can all come to a quick halt if your flue hasn’t been
cleaned and a fire starts in your flue as they can quickly spread throughout
your roof space and quickly into the rest of your home.
If your chimney/flue is left uncleaned a substance called creosote builds up on the walls of the flue and around the flue cap, if it continues to build up and get heavy it prevents your fire from drawing air and venting through your flue which could cause the leak of smoke and dangerous carbon monoxide fumes into your home.
There are certain signs to look for to
know your Flue needs Cleaning
Soot and creosote sometimes fall into your fireplace.
You burn unseasoned or inadequately seasoned wood, that takes a long time to burn, or doesn’t burn completely.
Thick and puffy black creosote is present inside the flue
Smoke accumulates in the house when you have a fire
You tend to keep the damper semi-open to slow the fire and keep it burning longer
If you burn treated wood/ pine or can smell wood odours coming from your fire when it is out.
How Often Should I get my Chimney/Flue
This does depend on how
often you use your fireplace, and the types of wood you have burnt over the season.
It is recommended that you should inspect your flue every 12 months for the
build-up of creosote and if you can see creosote building up, it’s time to have
your fire cleaned.
The best time to have your
flue cleaned is when you are not using the fire, so over Summer or the start of
Autumn, it’s always good to remember to source good seasoned wood that has been
allowed to dry naturally over 2 years and to burn a hot fire that allows a fire
Gutter-Vac Central West have been Cleaning flues in Orange, Bathurst, Molong this past couple of weeks and if you have your Flue cleaned at the same time as your Gutters you will get our special discounted price as we are already set up on your roof. In Bathurst this week we also replaced the fire bricks in the fire box for a client.