Why Roof Gutters Require Regular Cleaning!

Why Roof Gutters Require Regular Cleaning!

The guttering system on your roof collects rainwater which is then filtered away from your home to the seaway and waterways.If you rarely clean the guttering on your roof, you could end up with blocked guttering and the gutters will be unable to carry your rain and stormwater away from your home. This can cause flooding and result in expensive damage to your house and yard.

Regular cleaning of your roof guttering reduces the risk of roof damage, and the likelihood of flood damage. It also reduces the cost of roof repairs.

To ensure that your guttering does not get clogged up with leaves, dirt and other garden matter, clear the debris from your gutters at regular intervals.

A licensed plumber can install quality gutter guards which will prevent the build-up of leaves and other garden matter. Even using a gutter guard, your gutters will still need cleaning!

Cleaning your Guttering

You will need to actually get on the roof to clean your gutters, or be on a ladder. Ensure that you use safety precautions and if you are unsure contact us to organise the cleaning for you.

If you are going to clean the gutters yourself you will need:

  • A sturdy ladder that is higher than your roof
  • A hose for cleaning the guttering and downpipes
  • A plumber’s snake if you have blocked drains.
  • A small garden trough to dislodge dirt and debris from the guttering.

As well as maintaining your plumbing system, clearing gutters will help with:

  • Fire risk
  • Insect infestations
  • Damage to your gutters and roof.
  • If you have a water tank connected to your guttering system your drinking water can be affected.

If your gutters are damaged, or your roof is not in great shape, you will need to get it repaired before the problem gets worse and damage occurs to your home. Contact us for more information on blocked drains, guttering, plumbng services, and roof repairs and roof replacements. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise on drainage, guttering and all areas of plumbing.