It is important to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. This ensures they are kept in top working order, and allows your property the draining it needs to avoid any hiccups.
Ultimately, the best time of year to dive into this chore is during the early summer months, and early winter period. Getting rid of all of the debris caused by the change of the seasons – as well as the abundance of dead leaves – frees your gutters up when they need it most.
Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you…
It goes without saying that clogged gutters cause major drainage issues that can lead to water pooling on your ceiling. This then puts the integrity of your roofing at risk, and issues can seep far deeper than surface level, if left unresolved.
If the water is left to overflow, instead of being funnelled to where it needs to be, then it can pool along the foundation of the building. Oftentimes, this leads to cracks and structural failure – and that’s a hurdle you don’t want to jump if you don’t have to.
While it is recommended to undertake cleaning at least twice a year, it is important to factor in the climate and environment where you live. Melbourne is a leafy city and the CBD’s zone maintains 70,000 trees alone. If you reside in this area, you’ll have to put up with more leaves than others, with the potential need to clean gutters more frequently. (But that’s a small price to pay for stunning, tree-lined streets.)
Melbourne is also known for having four seasons in a day, with rainfall not isolated to the summer months. Ideally, it’s best to have your gutters checked at the beginning of each season, to ensure they are ready for whatever Mother Nature will throw your way.
You can remove the leaves and debris by hand with the right protective gloves, but this is a time-consuming process. It’s also more dangerous than other techniques, as working at heights and operating a ladder carries more risk. Leaf blowers can speed up the process, but you will still need to walk along the roof to get the job done.
If you want to stay on terra firma, then you can buy extension kits that allow you to remove the debris from the ground. This process is also slow and because you cannot see the entire area you’re working with, and there’s no way to ensure you have thoroughly cleaned it effectively ahead of the rainy months.
The team at Jim’s Mowing provides expert gutter cleaning services carried out by trained professionals. We are qualified to work at heights and have all of the right insurance policies in place. We let you rest easy knowing that the job will be done to a high standard and also meet all safety and compliance requirements.
Do not risk your – or your family’s – safety by trying to take on this job yourself. Contact our professional team and let us tackle the hard yards for you.