Grayson’s Blog

  • 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 […]

  • 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 clean 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

    Everyday 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 we can give you an exact price […]

  • Gutter Cleaning and Downpipes

    Gutter Cleaning and Downpipes

    We often explain to our gutter cleaning customers that one of the biggest causes of roof gutter blockage and overflow is the lack of downpipes. During a big storm there can be hundreds of litres per minute coming off the roof into the gutters. Many houses do not have enough downpipes to drain this water […]

  • How to test gutter water flow

    How to Test your Gutters for Water Flow

    The only way to fully test guttering for correct water flow is to flush the gutters with water. First remove all the loose debris (we do this with gutter cleaning hand tools). Once the gutters and downpipe entrances are clear of dirt and leaves you can conduct a water test. With a hose fill the […]

  • Cleaning Blocked Roof Valleys

    Cleaning Blocked Roof Valleys included in Gutter Clean

    Our gutter cleaning service includes clearing all roof valleys, it also includes cleaning all roof channels, roof sumps and downpipes. If your house is surrounded by tall gum trees you may know the frustration of seeing thousands of leaves and tree debris covering your valleys. The presence of this debris on your roof can cause major […]