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Gutter cleaning from $125

It is a good idea to make sure your gutters are clear. Gutter cleaning should be undertaken on a regular or as needed basis

What the SES says

Don’t just take our word for it. “One of the greatest causes of home damage which the SES is called to attend is due simply to blocked gutters and downpipes. In a deluge they cannot dispense with the water quickly enough and it flows back under the eves and into the house, damaging ceilings, paintwork, cabinetry and electrical systems. For the want of a small amount of basic maintenance, home owners can be out of pocket for thousands of dollars.” Mr Merrett ( Unit Manager of the Australind SES.)

How gutters can get blocked

Organic matter decomposes. If organic matter is in your gutter, it is probably in the form of leaves (which decompose relatively quickly) and sticks (which are conducive to the aggregation of leaves). The build up of organic matter in your gutter will probably lead to your gutter being blocked. When a gutter overflows, the water can cause damage to the house by getting inside the roof. Cleaning your gutters is an example of the old saying ‘a stitch in time saves nine’

Here is a storm safe guide from the NSW SES

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