Do you own or live in a house that is dry, warm and comfortable? Do you want it to stay that way? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then clean clear gutters are for you!

Perhaps you’re new to living in a house, you’ve moved away from your parents for the first time, or home maintenance is something you’ve let slip and you’re wondering do gutters need to be cleaned? Well, they do, and we’ll explain why.

We will cover:

Why Do Gutters Need To Be Cleaned?

Your roof acts as a protective barrier, insulating the insides of your house from the outside elements, like rain, leaves and wind. Without it your home would be 4 walls and a soggy mess.

The roof pushes rainwater into the gutters which then navigate the water away from the property into the storm water (or a water tank). The gutters essentially steer water away from the roof, that if left, could cause damage.

What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?

If your gutters become blocked with leaves and debris, then your roof is no longer diverting water away, but the water will start to pool and may leak through your roof.

The image above is a an example of what gutters can look like when they’re chocked-full of leaves and debris and is a reminder of how impossible it would be for water to be diverted from the home and instead being to pool and spill out of the gutter or even through the tiles into the home.

How do you know if your gutters need to be cleaned?

There are a few ways you can tell if your gutters need to be cleaned

  • Time of year/inclement weather. During the autumn or in windy/inclement weather, leaves will fall more frequently and this is likely to cause some blockages in your gutters. So, if you have had weather or seasonal changes that are likely to cause debris, it’s safe to assume your gutters will need a clean.
  • Do a manual check. Grab your ladder and have a look.
  • When it rains do you have a constant trickle of water coming from a gutter? If so, there’s probably a blockage there that need to be cleared ASAP.
  • Any water damage in your home through the roof usually showing staining on plaster
  • It’s been a long time since you last cleaned your gutters

All of these are indicators that it’s time to clean your gutters before they can cause damage to your property.

What season should you clean your gutters?

You should keep your gutters clean all year round. You might find that your gutters need cleaning more frequently during autumn and early winter, but trees can shed leaves throughout the year and inclement weather can drag all manner of debris into your gutters throughout the year, so you could keep an eye on them all year round.

Go and have a check today – do you need to clean your gutters?

Gutters ferry water away from your home to keep it dry, safe, and warm, while increasing the longevity of your home’s structure. To prolong the life of your home and prevent any damage from blocked gutters and drains, then you’ll need to clean your gutters.

The fastest and most effective way to clean your gutter mess-free is to hire a professional gutter cleaner.

PorterVac are the specialists in high quality cost-effective gutter cleans using state of the art vacuum technology to thoroughly clean your gutters without the mess. Get in touch with us for a free quote for your gutter cleaning needs. You can also request a call back or chat with a team member now by calling 1300 833 399.


Why do gutters need to be cleaned?

It’s essential to keep gutters clear for rainwater to flow away from the roof and home and prevent any damage occuring.

What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?

Leaves and debris will begin to block the gutters and this can lead to water damage in a home.

How do you know if your gutters need to be cleaned?

Steady drips from a gutter, water damage in the roof, unusually inclement weather and visually inspecting a gutter can help you decide if your gutter needs cleaning.

What season should you clean your gutters?

All year round, but they may need special attention during autumn.

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