Your gutter maintenance checklist
Regular maintenance of your gutters can protect your home from expensive repairs and water leaking into your property.
A gutter maintenance checklist helps you to ensure that you conduct a thorough examination of your gutters without leaving out any important aspect. Any problems are highlighted and pointed out before they blow out of proportion.
Most importantly, your safety while doing your gutter maintenance is absolutely vital since there are many high risks involved when working on the roof due to the height and power lines. Therefore, adequate precautions are required to be put in place to avoid injuries and accidents.
The first step is to conduct a visual inspection to help you assess the scale of any problems with your gutters. Such problems can range from accumulated debris in valleys and gutters, loose or rusting gutter straps and sagging or rusted gutters. All these issues should be noted down to ensure all of them are acted upon.
Remove debris and clean your gutters
After inspecting your gutters, you start working on each of the issues noted down. This step requires that you have the right tools and cleaning equipment to remove the accumulated debris and clean the gutters. This is where the trusted experts at Gutter-Vac can help.Any repairs required should also be addressed to ensure your gutters are functioning efficiently. A licensed roofer is always recommended to undertake these tasks.
Flush out the downpipes
Once the gutters are cleaned up, ensure the bend to the downpipes are clear, this is a common area where leaves plug downpipe. Water collected by the gutters should run freely away through downpipes. Blocked drainage would again require that you call in the licensed professional.
Remove overhanging tree branches
This is important as it reduces the amount of leaves that accumulate on your roof. You may not realise but the gentle swaying of a branch will over a short period of time wear out your roofs finish. The branches can either be removed entirely or trimmed from the roof, again ensure the use of a professional and undertake work in accordance with council regulations.
Hiring a professional gutter cleaning service ensures that your gutters are always well maintained and free of any blockage. Our trained professionals can advise how often your gutters should be maintained and can provide a free roof & gutter report for your piece of mind.
Gutter-Vac has been operating on the Sunshine Coast Since 2001, our attention to detail and professionalism is what separates us from the crowd.
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