5 Important Gutter Maintenance Tips For the Summer Months

Ah, summer! The bright summer skies also bring the storms here in Queensland. Make sure to get your gutters checked, cleaned, and storm-ready.

Unsure of where to start? Here’s everything you need to get done:

Inspect For Mould

You can find a lot more in a gutter system than creepy crawlies. Seams, holes for supporting screws, overlapping gutter segments are all perfect places for mould. 

While the cooler months might not be conducive to mould growth, ever-increasing summer heat and stagnant water in rain gutters is the perfect growing environment.

Don’t tackle mould by yourself—a facemask isn’t going to keep you safe, and water flushing isn’t going to prevent the mould from returning. Call the experts to clean and bleach your rain gutter systems. 

Check for Nests

Before you snap on your gloves and stick your hand into a rain gutter, do a cursory check for nests—birds, spiders, rodents and wasps are just a few creatures that love to nest in rain gutters. And the last thing you want is to be bitten or stung.

Remove Debris and Clean Your Gutters

Only use the blow-flush hack if your gutters are barely dirty. Don’t know what that is? Many people find it less cringe-worthy to use a leaf blower to remove light, dry debris from their rain gutters. Then they use a garden hose to flush the gutters with plenty of water. 

While it sounds simple, it isn’t. So please remember to use quality gloves, tools, and other equipment like a ladder to ensure maximum safety. Stay away from electricals if you’re using water, and call a friend, neighbour, or family member to watch over in case of an emergency.

If you find that your rain gutters are full of debris that no amount of blowing and flushing can remove, call Gutter-Vac. We’ll take care of it for you within the shortest time possible with the least inconvenience to you!

Inspect The Downspout

Downspouts are the trickier areas of rain gutter systems, and they tend to get clogged just like kitchen or bathroom plumbing—no amount of flushing will help. You need a professional. 

Call Gutter-Vac for an appointment today—we do a thorough inspection of your gutters, roof, and downspout. And should we spot an issue, our team is more than capable of handling these, so you don’t have to call in a professional repair service.

Install New Gutters (Or Replace Old Parts)

Do you have an old gutter system that’s been troubling you? Or would you like to explore seamless gutter systems to prevent mould? Happy with your current set-up but need an add on? How about gutter guards to keep debris and rodents out of your rain gutters? 

Whether it is a simple gutter cleaning service or a complex, full-scale replacement of your gutters, Gutter-Vac covers it all.

Call us at 0733576270 to know more about the range of services we offer.

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