Gutter Cleaning

What causes damaged or blocked gutters?

When thinking about how to avoid gutter repairs, it's important to remember one simple fact: clean gutters are far less prone to damage than blocked gutters. In fact, the two most common gutter related issues facing homeowners are blockages in the gutter itself, and blockages in the downpipes. These blockages are often caused by debris like fallen leaves and moss. One simple way to tell if you're in need of gutter repairs is to take a step outside while it's raining - if water is running down the side of your house, it's likely that your gutters are blocked.

Frequent gutter cleaning can highlight these problems: you'll easily be able to check how sturdy they are by examining the downpipe on the ground, and if anything feels a little loose you can take precautions before any real damage occurs.

How to fix blocked gutters?

If you have blocked guttering, the easiest way to clear it is to call in the professionals - Fixavac! We use a powerful guttervac system with a 40ft carbon fibre pole reach. A sky cam camera system means we can see the damage without leaving the ground. We can even record the works in progress and the clean up once its been completed for your peace of mind!

Is there a long-term solution to guttering maintenance?

It's recommended that you get your gutters cleaned at least once a year. The best time to do this is at the beginning of winter, after the autumn leaves have fallen and before the really bad weather kicks in. This will reduce your chances of experiencing blocked guttering later on in the year, and gives you plenty of time to book in those vital gutter repairs before it gets too wet and windy.

It’s also a good idea to do a quick check of your gutters in spring. Make sure that any large pieces of debris that have blown in over winter are removed and remember cleaning your gutters is one of the most important projects on the to-do list yet it’s too often overlooked.

Contact Fixavac now for a free quote.