As with other home maintenance tasks, the timing of cleaning the gutters can help prolong its life and minimise damage. Gutters should be cleaned twice a year, at the beginning of autumn and at the beginning of spring. If you clean the gutters at the beginning of autumn, the leaves will still be dry and easier to remove. Additionally, when precipitation occurs, rainwater will flow freely through the gutter. Then into the down pipe ensuring little or no damage to the gutter. Also, because there is no debris entering the down pipe, this will avoid clogging, making it easier to clean it out. Cleaning the gutters in early spring will again prepare it for directing rainwater away and even offers an opportunity to view any potential roof damage caused by winter storms.
Even as you clean the gutter, you should examine their condition. If the gutter is coming loose, it can be re-fixed to the suffits of your property. However, if the cyclical wear and tear of the accumulated debris and water has caused rusting and major damage, you should consider replacing your gutter. Older gutters made of iron are prone to rusting and should be replaced with aluminium or other gutters that are rust proof. This will not only make it easier to clean the gutter later, but enhance the exterior appearance of your home.
We take care of your gutters, repair them properly but don’t just take our word for it! We take before and after photographs of each job we attend. We use these images to demonstrate how good our cleaning process is before we leave and more importantly before we ask for any payment.