Gutter Maintenance: Protecting Your Home Roof Gutters in Sydney
- Regularly clean your gutters by scooping out leaves, twigs and debris using a trowel. Don’t forget to wear gloves to protect your skin.
- Remove and clean the downspout strainers (if applicable). Make sure that the downspout is not blocked.
- Wash down the gutters using a hose. This way you can drain remaining debris down to the downpipes.
- If you have leaf guards installed, it will be easy to hose down leaves and debris from the gutters. Leaf guards prevent any debris buildup that can cause blockage.
Seasonal Gutter Maintenance Tips
Yes, leaves and debris can accumulate on your roof during winter and cause problems. When the blanket of snow on your roof begins to melt, it will push all the dirt, twigs, and leaves onto your gutters. This can cause clogging, rust and leaks. Due to the harsh weather, it may not be easy to inspect and clean your gutters during winter. This is why we recommend to implement preventive measures to protect your house from damages before winter comes. Install a reliable rust-proof guttering system with stainless-steel leaf guards to avoid gutter overflow and clogs during winter.
Yes. Gutter maintenance is especially needed during autumn as fallen leaves tend to accumulate on the roof quickly. Make sure to regularly clean your gutters during this season. You can avoid gutter problems during autumn by installing the Easy Fall Leaf Guards, which prevent leaves and debris from clogging up the gutters.