As the year progresses and the seasons change, the trees and plants around your home change color and lose their leaves. This is an inevitability of nature and can be beautiful to watch, but unfortunately it’s often a pain to clean up. Those leaves can fall all over your property and take huge amounts of energy to tidy, while you’re raking away leaves in the backyard though, you may not even think about all the leaf litter landing on your roof. These will get washed into your gutter with the rain and build up quite quickly, blocking your guttering system and preventing water to get to your drainage or water collection system. If left for too long, the leaves can even start to break down and become host to other plants growing away in your gutters, not only blocking them but weighing them down and risking serious damage to your gutters.
If your gutters are in bad shape they can not only cause water overflow into areas that you’d rather keep dry, but they can become a safety risk as they get heavier and heavier, pulling away from the eaves and falling onto the ground below. Routine cleaning is the best option to prevent this from happening, but climbing up a ladder onto your own roof can be just as dangerous! Instead of risking your own safety to clean out your gutters, hire a team that can take care of it for you. WAMA Roofing have all the equipment, expertise and enthusiasm to have the job done quickly and done well.
Clearing out a gutter with just your hands isn’t just an uncomfortable way of doing the job, but it’s not the most efficient either. We have special tools and equipment to make the job go by quickly and guarantee a clean result each time. Our pressure washing equipment will polish your gutters and have them looking like the day they were installed when we’re finished with them.
When dirt and debris sit in your gutters for too long, blocking them up and breaking down into dirt that becomes full of moisture, your gutters can actually take some damage from them. Especially if they are made from metal, a large clump of wet dirt sitting in a metal gutter is sure to cause some rust no matter what coating has been put on it. If your gutter cleaning reveals any damage that’s been done to the system then we can help to repair it as we go, restoring the system back to it’s original function.
Prevention is always better than the cure – if you find that you require constant cleaning and that one big rain storm can leave your gutter system blocked and ready for another clean, then preventative measures are probably a good idea to help reduce the amount of cleaning you need. A great first option is to look into tree and brush trimming to remove overgrown flora that may be dumping leaves onto your roof; we also have a range of gutter guards like mesh that sits over top and prevents anything coming in.