Benefits Of Cleaning Your Gutters Regularly

  • William Demirdonder
  • December 28, 2020
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MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE REGULAR GUTTER CLEANING IS UNNECESSARY

Gutters and downpipes are part of your stormwater system and their function is to ensure water effectively escapes your roof and prevents any damage from being done to your property.

The most common things that end up in your gutters are leaves, dirt and debris; hence why we always emphasise the importance of gutter cleans around Autumn time.

The longer that leaves and debris are left unattended in gutters or downpipes, the less efficient your stormwater system will be. If your stormwater system is not fully functioning, you run the risk of damage being caused at your property, such as leaks and damage throughout ceilings and walls.

More and more often, we are being hit with tropical like rain and storms, producing an abundance of water for our gutters and downpipes to deal with. These storms often catch us by surprise, which is why it’s important to ensure gutters are clean, clear and functioning at all times. Damage is often done when gutters have been neglected and a heavy storm comes through causing water to come down a wall or through the ceiling. This type of damage we call resultant damage and can often be very expensive to rectify.

We cannot recommend highly enough the importance of regular gutter and downpipe cleaning, so water is able to escape the roof effectively and prevent any damage being done to the property.

WHY REGULAR GUTTER CLEANING WILL SAVE YOU BIG BUCKS!

Imagine getting a surprise bill for thousands of dollars after a storm rips through and your gutters have broken easily (because they’re full of debris) causing water to flow freely into your home? Eeek no thank you!

Like most things in life, a little TLC for your gutters NOW saves big bucks in the long run. Regular gutter cleaning could save you thousands of dollars in unwanted repairs PLUS keep your home safe from water damage and help to maintain the lifetime of your gutter system.

What Are Gutters?

Gutters run around the edge of your roof; they are in place around the entire structure of your home. They are vital roofing components as they direct water away from your house to effectively preserve your home from water damage.

Why Are Gutters Important?

The primary function of your home’s gutters is to provide a channel for rainwater to move off your rooftop and away from the foundation of your home.

This channeling ensures that the water doesn’t seep beneath your home’s foundation, weakening it and causing serious issues in the future. If your home is exposed to prolonged periods of moisture it can weaken and deteriorate parts of your home’s structure.

We don’t want that!

If you’re living off rainwater (fully or partially) you will know the value of a clean gutter because every drop of water needs to find its way into that tank, undisturbed by debris or dirt. That’s why it’s important that your gutter system is clean, clear, and working properly at all times.

How Long Should Gutters Last?

Properly maintained, your gutter system should last 20-50 years.

What Clogs A Gutter?

Commonly, leaves, twigs, dirt, and debris can clog your gutters. It’s not uncommon to find birds’ nests in unmaintained gutters! The longer the debris is left unattended in gutters or downpipes, the less efficient your stormwater system will be.

If your stormwater system is not fully functioning, you run the risk of damage being caused to your property, such as leaks and damage throughout ceilings and walls.

When Will You Be Thankful For Your Clean Gutters?

  • When a storm hits, and your gutters protect your home from severe downpours causing unnecessary damage.
  • When there is a threat of a bushfire! Clogged gutters, full of twigs, leaves, and debris are hazards for bushfires. Knowing your gutters are clear from any fire starting material will be a weight off your shoulders.
  • If it’s time to sell your home and the building inspection shows a clean gutter and stormwater system. Horray.
  • When there has been a period of a lot of rain and your gutters have directed that water efficiently away from your home (and your lovely roses and herb garden) and into the right places.
  • When you have a rainwater tank, and every drop of water is precious!

HOW DO YOU CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS?

Gutter cleaning should be an important part of your property’s maintenance. With the regular clearing of debris (by hand) and pressure washing, you can ensure that these clogs and build-ups are cleared quickly and avoid a lot of problems (and save a lot of money down the track).

Why Is Gutter Cleaning So Important?

How often is regular? What are the repercussions if gutters aren’t maintained? How much damage can blocked gutters cause? Gutters and downpipes are part of your stormwater system and their function is to ensure water effectively escapes your roof and prevents any damage from being done to your property.

The most common things that end up in your gutters are leaves, dirt, and debris; hence why we always emphasize the importance of gutter cleans around Autumn time.

The longer that leaves and debris are left unattended in gutters or downpipes, the less efficient your stormwater system will be. If your stormwater system is not fully functioning, you run the risk of damage being caused to your property, such as leaks and damage throughout ceilings and walls.

More and more often, we are being hit with tropical-like rain and storms, producing an abundance of water for our gutters and downpipes to deal with. These storms often catch us by surprise, which is why it’s important to ensure gutters are clean, clear, and functioning at all times.

Damage is often done when gutters have been neglected and a heavy storm comes through causing water to come down a wall or through the ceiling. This type of damage we call resultant damage and can often be very expensive to rectify.

We cannot recommend highly enough the importance of regular gutter and downpipe cleaning, so water is able to escape the roof effectively and prevent any damage being done to the property.

A LITTLE MONEY SPENT NOW CAN SAVE YOU A LOT IN THE FUTURE

We can set up recurring jobs for your property to ensure your gutters are always clean, clear, and functioning. To do this, we would enlist the help of our estimators who would perform an inspection and analysis of the property, developing a unique maintenance plan for your gutters and downpipes.

This saves you from having to remember when your gutters are due to be cleaned and you won’t have to worry each time a storm is predicted to roll through.

At Proximity Plumbing, we take prevention plumbing and home maintenance seriously. Living in the eastern suburbs we know how valuable your home’s maintenance is to you so our team can set up a recurring job for your property to ensure your gutters are always clean, clear, and functioning.

This saves you from having to remember when your gutters are due to be cleaned and you won’t have to worry each time a storm is predicted to roll through. Call us today on 0420 102 394 for a free quote. Plus, we guarantee to be on-site within the eastern suburbs in 30 minutes.

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