Out of all the property maintenance tasks, cleaning your gutters is probably most people’s least favourite thing to do. However it is one of the important chores to keep your home or business safe from flooding, as well as helping to protect against extensive roof, wall and ceiling damage. A well-functioning and maintained guttering system will help keep your property safe for many years. A clean and sparkling guttering system can also improve the aesthetic appeal of a home or business, making it a more pleasant place to be.
It is recommended that you have your gutters thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, at least annually. In areas where there is a lot of leaf litter – for example if your property is surrounded by trees – you may need to have it done every 6 months. If you have high or hard to access guttering, or simply do not have the time to spend cleaning your gutters, call in the professionals.
Why should i have my gutters cleaned?
Gutters can be an effective system to help redirect water flow, down and away from your buildings, however they often become blocked with leaf litter, dirt and mud and other debris. While this can cause temporary blockages in the guttering, and prevent water from flowing freely into the downpipe system, it can also be dangerous if not removed quickly as it turns into a thick sludge. Over time this old sludge can be corrosive to guttering, removing the paint layer and exposing the underlying material to water and debris damage. This can lead to rusting, which will eventually eat through the gutter material. Excess debris in your guttering can also put strain on the system, causing it to sag or even break away from the building in extreme cases.
Unfortunately the damage will not simply be limited to your guttering, but will eventually end up affecting all parts of the nearby structure, including the timber fascia which may become exposed to the elements. This can mean it will rot or be susceptible to fungus, especially if it gets wet repeatedly over time, meaning it can become compromised structurally. If left for any extended period of time, you may experience the following:
- Water entering your ceiling and walls through the damaged external structures. You may see this first as a slight brown mark at the top of your walls internally.
- Damage to internal plaster on bricks or stone walls, with water damage to gyprock requiring it to be replaced.
- If the leak is substantial, the water may even seep into carpets and flooring.
- If left for long enough, you may find that mould is growing in the damp areas behind the walls or in your carpet.
Water leaks in your property can be expensive and time-consuming to fix, some requiring major structural building repair work. Your gutters really are your best protection against any type of water leakage and damage in your home or business.
High quality gutter cleaning
Off Your Wall is Melbourne’s premier gutter cleaning company, with years of experiencing servicing homes and businesses in suburbs right across the city. We have a dedicated team of guttering and roofing experts, and we provide free, no obligation quotes for any type of job you might have, big or small.
One of our advantages is that we can reach areas of the roof that other gutter cleaning businesses can’t, thanks to our superior use and knowledge of rope access techniques. This allows us to be as flexible as you need, and be able to clean the guttering for a wide range of property types, from unit blocks and apartment buildings, to free standing homes and townhouses, to commercial units, office towers and warehouses.
When we come on site, we’ll first inspect your guttering and roof for any major issues, then using high tech equipment, set to work removing any debris and thoroughly cleaning out your gutters using high pressure techniques to leave them looking as good as new. It can be a messy process, and some gutter cleaning services leave your property covered in mud and debris from your gutters. Our expertise and industry leading techniques mean that we will leave your home or business looking cleaner than when we arrived.
We will also provide you with a free building report, which will document any issues we may have come across in the course of our work for you. Most people tend not to notice issues with their roof until it’s too late, and we can provide an ‘early warning’ to give you ample time to get the problem fixed without it becoming a bigger or more costly headache.
Call Off Your Wall for gutter cleaning and maintenance
When you choose Off Your Wall, you can rest easy knowing that:
- We’ll turn up on time, and fit in with your schedule to make the experience as hassle free as possible
- We’ll be wearing neat and clean uniforms
- We’ll be friendly, polite and professional at all times
- We’ll have the right tools and equipment to be able to carry out your job efficiently
- We’ll respect your privacy, and that of any other occupants on the property
- We provide a free building report for routine visits
- We can service all areas of Melbourne
- We can provide one-off gutter cleaning services, or can offer regular cleans for a maintenance schedule.
Our aim is to exceed your expectations, every time you use us. Our staff are qualified and dedicated to providing the very best workmanship, no matter how hard your job may be. Contact Off Your Wall today and find out how we can help you.