Gutters essentially manage the flow of rain water away from your home during a downpour or storm. If they’re blocked, the water can pool in the wrong place and even flow back into your house and damage your home inside and outside.
Gutters can turn from a necessity to a nightmare. Gunked-up gutters also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs from bee infestations.
Not only that, clogged up gutters are a fire hazard, especially in a dry summer season if you are live in a bushfire prone area.
How often should they be cleaned?
It depends largely on where you live and, most importantly, how many trees are in your yard..
As a general rule, gutters should be cleaned at least once a year. The best time to clean is during autumn or late winter after all nearby trees have shed their leaves. As attractive as the colours of autumn are, all those falling leaves are sure to end up in your guttering system!
However, in some cases, gutters will need to be cleaned more than just once a year. Some trees, such as pine and eucalyptus trees, will shed throughout the year—particularly when stressed during the hot summer months.
Why should I leave gutter cleaning to the professionals?
It’s always wise to call in the experts with risky home maintenance jobs like gutter cleaning, especially if you’ll need to climb a ladder.
Professional gutter cleaners like us will usually be experienced at working at heights, climbing ladders and use harnesses. In many cases we’ll carry powerful leaf blowers and other specialised kit to make the job efficient and safer.
A gutter cleaning professional like us can help you save money. Our team can provide feedback for future prevention, including how to avoid leaf build up and as well as identifying tiles and seals that may be leaking. This information will increase the lifespan of your gutters and could save you thousands in gutter repair or replacement.