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2014
Gutter Guard installed on a slate roof
High quality gutter guard can greatly reduce the need for ongoing gutter cleaning. In the early 2000s we researched local and overseas gutter guard meshes to find the best solution to the type of debris that commonly cause gutter blockage in Melbourne. We found that many gutter guards have meshes with holes that are too...
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Installing Bird Spikes on a window awning
Bird Spikes for Pigeons, Starlings & Indian Mynas In the featured photo one of our staff are installing bird spikes on the awning of an upper storey window. This is to stop birds like Starlings and Indian Mynas from roosting on this ledge. We first clean the affected area before we install the bird spikes. We...
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In the early hours of Monday the 27th of October, Melbourne was awoken to a massive thunderstorm. The Bureau of Meteorology give detailed reasons as to why this occurred! But the high amount of rainfall and gutter overflow is a reminder that many roof gutters are completely blocked. Regular gutter cleaning is an important part...
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The photos show one of our staff installing bird spikes on the S-bend of a downpipe, this is to stop pest birds from roosting on the downpipe. When pest birds like Indian Mynas and Starlings roost on downpipes they can cause rust and paintwork damage to the downpipe surface, their droppings are acidic. In some...
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The featured image of this article shows us installing a downpipe strainer. Downpipe clearing is actually even more important than gutter cleaning. If you only clean the gutters and not the downpipes you unfortunately have done little to solve the problem. We clear blocked downpipes on almost every house that we work on. Downpipes usually block...
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Grayson’s Gutter Cleaning often gets asked the question, “why was my roof constructed with such a high pitch?” High pitched roofs are roofs that have a very steep slope on them, a low pitch roof is less than 30 degrees. Lots of the older houses of inner city Melbourne were constructed this way with English and European...
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There are many different types of gutter guards, all of them have advantages and disadvantages. Is metal better? Is plastic better? In the video we show some footage of us cleaning an existing metal gutter guard that has been permanently attached. It involves removing almost 150 different screws. Metal guards have the advantage of being...
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Watch this gutter cleaning inspection cam video and learn how to easily check the condition of your gutters from the safety of the ground. All you need is an old camera phone, sticky tape and a small broomstick or pole. If your gutters are higher up, just use a longer pole. Make sure you camera...
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Gutter cleaning with large ladders is a job for professionals. The ladder in this video is 38 feet long when fully extended, it is the longest portable extension ladder currently manufactured in Australia, it weighs 45 kilos. Most of our competitors are unable to safely access such high gutters by ladder. To safely manoeuvre and...
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Are blocked gutters a fire risk? In the recent heat swell that Melbournians experienced, this was not an unreasonable concern. Gutters that are filled with leaves and tree branches certainly can be a fire risk, but this risk is normally lower in the more built up areas and inner suburbs of Melbourne. Fire fighters will...
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