Spring Cleaning: Have You Checked Your Gutters Lately

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While winter has passed and warmer weather is starting to grace us with its presence, it is important to ensure your home is ready for summer’s hot and sunny days ahead. To help you make a start on your spring cleaning (if you haven’t already), we’ve put together a few small jobs that can help you take care of now, to ensure your home and family are safe in the upcoming months.

Here Are Some Guttering Tips and Advice You Should Look Into this Weekend

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How often should I clean my gutters?

The primary task of gutters is to remove rainwater from your house and property through to the stormwater drains, and from there, onto the street or mains. To ensure they are performing their job, your gutters should be checked and cleaned at least once a year.

If you have trees close to the house, then cleaning every few months may be required. As a rule of thumb, cleaning your gutters at the start of Spring and during Autumn will help ensure your house can handle all conditions, along with your gutters lasting longer.

Gutter Maintenance During Spring

Gutter Maintenance

Gutters require timely cleaning and maintenance in order to function correctly and protect your home from excess water damage, flooding subsidence, and fire. Here are some warning signs that your gutters need work:

  • Birds and other animals are making a home in them.
  • Plants are growing in them.
  • When it rains there is spillover.
  • Leaking from corners or joints.
  • Starting to sag, or have visible holes and/or other damage.
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How Long Will New Gutters Last?

The longevity of your gutters relies on various factors such as the type of gutter and its usage. For instance, aluminium gutters with the addition of gutter guards can sustain for many years despite the conditions, whereas zinc or Colorbond gutters placed near the beach may only endure for a few years.

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What Will Happen If My Gutters Fail?

During winter, you may face flooding in the house, mould, damage to your footings or household structure, and subsidence. The water beneath your house from a broken down pipe also creates dampness, which may then become an ideal environment for pests to thrive in, for example, white ants.

Alternatively, during summer you may find that the house becomes a literal tinderbox. Your gutters serve a huge purpose in the health of your home, and we encourage everyone to keep them free of debris and overflow.


Do You Recommend Gutter Guard?

If you’re tired of constantly cleaning and maintaining your gutters, installing gutter guards can be an excellent solution. Not only is it a cost-effective option, but it can also save you time and effort in the long run. With proper installation, you can be assured that your gutters will flow smoothly and remain free of debris.

Plus, the quick and easy installation process means that you can enjoy the benefits of gutter guards in no time at all. Say goodbye to the hassle of gutter maintenance and hello to worry-free gutters with the installation of high-quality gutter guards.

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Joe Evers

Joe is the director of the Plumbing and Electrical Doctor. He has committed the past 23 years to the plumbing and electrical industry. From his humble beginnings as an apprentice to now being a respected tradesman with his own sphere of influence, he aims to support the industry and the people involved in it. Joe and his young family have so much to be grateful for and appreciate everything that the industry and the customers have given him.
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