Thursday, 29 October 2015

Roof Cleaning, Gutter Mesh, Residential Gutter Cleaning & How To Clear Blocked Downpipes

Gutter & roof cleaning can be done quickly and easily by a local gutter cleaner in your area. Gutter Guys Adelaide will come out and clean roofing and guttering anywhere in South Australia. Take a look at the build up of these gutters and roof in a house in Goodwood, South Australia. When the roofing maintenance is conducted regularly around your home, it helps to prevent blocked downpipes and overflowing of the guttering around the premises.

This was your typical cottage style duplex you find in the suburbs that directly surround Adelaide's CBD. Most of the homes in the area also have a box gutter in the center of the home and these should be checked regularly for blockages. Especially if you have box guttering in the center of your roofing. Often the old style homes around St Peters has these box gutters through the center of the house. Its important these box gutters are checked regularly and cleaned to make sure water damage doesn't occur when a large downpour hits Adelaide, South Australia.

Take a look at the quick shots of the guttering and roofing. This customer had their roof cleaned as well. It was a difficult job, considering the fragile verandah roofing. This property had some chicken wire as gutter guard and was a bit of a hassle to remove to clean and then re-install the leaf guard.

When it comes to gutter guards they are not very effective and still require cleaning at least once every 2-3 years depending on how many trees you have dropping debris. When it comes to roof cleaning and regular gutter cleaning, you should always check to make sure there isn't a blocked downpipe. Quite often the guttering is quite clear of debris but one downpipe is letting the team down and is blocked up, often causing major water damage inside the building or home.

Take a look at our other posts on how to clear blocked downpipes, gutter mesh, guards and other ideas to try and stop leaves and tree debris into roof gutters. Do you need to know how to unblock your downpipes? Take a look at our information pages, you might save yourself some money if you are DIY handy.

Contact Gutter Guys Adelaide for a fast and reliable gutter cleaning, repairs and installs. Sick of gutter cleaners that never show up? Need a gutter cleaning company with a higher standard? Then contact us today for a free no obligation gutter cleaning quote.

How To Clear Blocked Down-pipes

Unblocking an overflowing guttering system can be a dangerous job if you have no idea about, height safety, house gutters or basic roofing maintenance. We have been cleaning, repairing and unblocking roof gutters for over 10 years in Adelaide, South Australia.

The most common method of unblocking gutters and down-pipes is with a simple garden hose. You heard right, that is all you need. A garden hose with no nozzle of fixings so that it can pushed and manipulated into the blocked down pipe. When you have forced the garden hose into the down pipe about 20 centimeters, you can tell your partner to turn on the water tap. The down pipe will naturally start filling up with water.

The next step needs to be continuously repeated until the blockage  is freed. As the water is coming out the hose, start thrusting the hose in and out of the down pipe until you actually hear the blockage clear. Sometimes it has taken 2 minutes and sometimes it has taken 20 minutes but down-pipes do actually unblock this way very easily if you are persistent with the last step.

Storm water blockages require a high pressure cleaner with a "jetter" hose that can be forced into the storm water drain and then blast the blockage with high pressure, through the "jetter" hose. Want to know more about how to clear blocked downpipes just like the professional gutter cleaners. Then keep reading and subscribing to my guttering blog and roofing maintenance information.

This video takes you through a few simple steps on how to fit gutters and down-pipes to your home. So if your repairing your gutters or just renovating your home, then this video will have some great tips from guttering experts that have spent years installing gutters and down-pipes in Adelaide, South Australia.

It is important that your guttering installation is done correctly and the water will flow towards the down-pipes and not the wrong way, causing mini waterfalls around your home. Not many people realize how serious a blocked downpipe can be and how extensive the damage can be until it happens to them. I ve got many loyal customers because I was there within the hour when their ceiling collapsed under the weight of the rainwater.

This often leads to more serious water damage because the water starts going behind and around your homes foundations, often causing cracking in paths and house footings. If gutter installation debris is left behind it can often cause a blocked downpipe.

Are your gutters falling apart, are they rusted or have seen better days? Don't worry, let us take you through some gutter repair videos and take a look around, comment and even ask the guttering experts some DIY questions that could save you money on your next home maintenance or you next house renovations. So if your gutters are spraying water all over the place and the downpipes are blocked up so bad they sound like a solid piece of lead, then you need the Gutter Guys Adelaide to come and unblock your downpipes and then show you how to clean downpipes regularly to prevent buckets of water to damage your property investment.