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Gutter Cleaning

Gutters are designed to collect and guide rainwater off the roof, down into the drain and away from the building, preventing potential structural damage. Clogged or damaged gutters can result in expensive repairs so regular cleaning is essential.

Why do gutters get blocked?

This can be a combination of fallen leaves, moss, twigs, and other debris that can build up over time. Leaves get blown onto the roof, traveling down. When wet, leaves can stick to gutter walls and floors, and the flow of rainwater becomes lodged in corners and downpipes.

Over time leaves will breakdown turning into a fertile compost, the perfect breeding ground for seeds, moss, and weeds that have been blown onto the roof or dropped by birds. If left unchecked, these weeds can take over your spouting, blocking the natural flow of water, blocking the downpipe leading to rainwater build-up, and probable overflow.

Rainwater damage can lead to issues such as rotting fascia boards, water damage to walls, windows, ceilings, insulation, and rusting spouting. If left unchecked, water can permeate through to the internal walls, causing damp and mould spores. Regardless of whether you have copper, steel, or plastic gutters, it is essential that these are maintained and regularly checked, to ensure water is free-flowing and clear of debris.

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Why do the gutters need to be clean for rain water collection?

It is vital for a water tank that has a collection system feeding rainwater down through gutters spouting and downpipes to protect the tank from contaminants.

Ensure your gutters are clean. Water used for drinking, teeth cleaning, hand washing, bathing, showering, food preparation, and cooking needs to be free from harmful germs and chemicals.

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