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  • Piles of screws found blocking gutters

    Piles of screws found in blocked gutters

    A common question online is “What screws to use for guttering?” But what if you looked inside your gutters and found a pile of screws already resting there? Sounds convenient, no its not, this could block your gutters and that pile of screws may have been mistakenly left by a previous owner of the building […]

  • Gutter Cleaning Stonnington

    The city of Stonnington which contains the suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Toorak, Armadale, Kooyong, Glen Iris, Malvern and Malvern East is one of Grayson’s main service areas for Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Protection and Window Cleaning. There are some very old buildings in Stonnington, this nostalgic architecture requires a careful touch from gutter cleaners and […]

  • Leafy gutters are a bushfire hazard

    In recent times many Victorians have become increasingly concerned regarding the risk of bush fire. In the past, Fire fighters advised homeowners to remove all combustible material from gutters, block your downpipes and flood the guttering system with water as part of the precautions taken against an approaching bushfire either before summer or all year […]

  • Possums can block your gutters

      Many Melbournians have been awoken late at night by the sound of those pesky possums on our roofs and in our gutters, all gutter cleaners know that possums can even cause gutter blockage? However, compared to the damage done by constant gum tree leaf debris, possums are only a pitter-patter on the roof, gum trees […]

  • Clean gutters make your home look tended to and kept. It's good for all round security!

    Clean Gutters are good for Home Security

    Did you know that cleaning gutters can help with your building’s overall security against break ins and burglary? Yes it’s true! Neighbourhood watch and Police have recommended for decades, that keeping your home and gardens appearance maintained neatly will give your property a more secure and “kept” look. Common advice includes, bringing your bins in […]

  • A mitred valley in Melbourne, Australia

    What is a Mitred Valley?

    The above photo is what roof tilers call a “mitred valley.” Some Melbourne roof tilers used to use this method for tiled valleys, it is becoming less common and is NOT recommended. Underneath the tiles, the valley metal sheeting is completely covered, blockages will form under the tiles, this will restrict water-flow. This is a major problem just […]

  • Gutter Cleaner & Tree Pruning

    Overhanging tree branches cause blocked gutters

    When inspecting buildings for gutter cleaning we always advice our customers whether any overhanging tree branches need pruning. Any weeds or small tree roots can also cleared away from the gutters. With your permission we will cut back these branches as we work around the roof edge. We recommend keeping all trees pruned approximately one metre […]

  • Long ladder window cleaning in melbourne

    Window Cleaning out of Reach

    It’s always interesting to see the different challenges faced by our dedicated cleaners. Grayson’s Gutter Cleaners cooperatively work together on every job, in many cases a second Grayson’s vehicle will attend the scene within one hour to provide assistance with extra equipment and more hands on deck! The high up window in the picture is […]

  • gutter cleaning MELBOURNE cost

    Gutter Cleaning Melbourne Cost

    How Much Does Gutter Cleaning Cost? Every day we are asked over the telephone, “how much does gutter cleaning cost?” The cost of gutter cleaning in Melbourne varies from house to house. The first thing we need to know is, is your house single or double storey? Once our gutter cleaners arrive at your property […]