Protect your property from water damage

When gutters overflow, the water can flow under the eaves causing water damage to walls, ceilings, décor, carpets and electrical items. Overflow water can also flow to the foundations of the property, which can be extremely dangerous. Call Gutter-Vac to establish a regular gutter cleaning schedule which will prevent overflowing gutters and blocked downpipes.

Reduce your fire risk

Gutters filled with leaves also provide fuel for fires. Make sure your gutters, roof and downpipes are clear of leaves with regular gutter cleaning. You can also ask Thomas about the supply and installation of Gutter-Flow gutter guard, made with Fire Retardant (V-0 Fire Rated).

Rust prevention

Cleaning your gutters regularly can help prevent gutter rust. Without proper cleaning, debris left in gutters breaks down and forms a destructive sludge. Over time, this sludge causes the formation of rust, degrading gutters and causing the need for expensive gutter replacement.

Reduce breeding areas for pests

Gutter cleaning is essential for pest control. Rotting gutter debris provides a perfect breeding environment for mice, snakes, spiders, cockroaches, beetles and mosquitoes - all of which spread disease. Some of the problems and diseases associated with these vermin include salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, polio, allergies and encephalitis.

Many property owners spray in and around their property for pests, but leave the food source and breeding environment in their gutters. Without treating the source, it is only a matter of time before the vermin reinfest your property. 

Stay safe. Don’t DIY!

It might seem like a good idea to grab a ladder and a bucket and clean the gutters yourself. Don’t!

Attempting to tackle a job while balancing on a ladder requires a great deal of concentration, increasing the danger of falling. Saving a few dollars on professional gutter cleaning isn’t worth the risk of serious injury.

Dangers of cleaning your own gutters:

  • Instability of the ladder on uneven ground or insecure positioning
  • Poor maintenance of ladders means they can break or become wobbly
  • Contact with electrical wiring
  • Improper or loose clothing can catch, causing you or the ladder to fall
  • Dizziness can come on suddenly at height

Don’t risk falling off your roof, call Gutter-Vac to vacuum clean your gutters and downpipes.