Year

2016
We are often asked the question, “how do we keep birds from building nests in our gutters.”  Pest birds like Indian Mynas and Starlings will hop into the floor of your roof guttering, then they squeeze their way under small gaps under your bottom row of tiles and metal sheeting. These pest birds will build...
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Spring is here and we are cleaning gutters across Melbourne! With each of the four seasons there will be different leaf and tree debris falling onto your roof. Autumn usually involves the greatest volume of leaf fall for inner city Melbourne. If you’re on the outskirts of the city you may be surrounded by native...
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One of our staff repairing an old metal gutter guard.
Leaf Guard Repair The featured image is one of our staff repairing and cleaning a permanently attached leaf guard in Surrey Hills in Melbourne. There are about 100 different self taping screws holding the mesh to the gutter edge. Over time the mesh can break away at the point where it meets the screwed edge, we...
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The external surface of your gutters will eventually become dirty and stained. This is particularly true with the more common gutter profiles such as quad guttering. During storms there will be some dripping down from the underside of guttering onto the fascia boards. This can lead to an unsightly mess, blocked gutters with weeds growing...
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The most common roof surfaces that our gutter cleaners service are as follows. We have placed the 8 different roof types in order from most common to least common. Terracotta tile Concrete tile Corrugated metal Cliplock metal Slate tile Corrugated plastic Terracotta shingle Asbestos sheet For every roof surface type there are multiple variations. For...
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People often ask us, do you have suitable ladders for cleaning my high double storey gutters. The answer is absolutely “yes.” Our main vehicles each have up to seven different ladders onboard and roof rack mounted. Many years ago when we first started operating we learnt the limit to how many large ladders one vehicle...
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Because there are so many variations in gutters and roof plumbing it is often necessary to customize our gutter guard and downpipe protection systems. We do this onsite. Once arriving at your property we will explain the best gutter protection options available. For downpipe and rain-head guards the mesh hole size is a crucial factor....
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It is very common to find bones while cleaning roof gutters. We also regularly find bones in other parts of roofing. Many tradespeople and home owners are baffled as to how these bones have ended up in the roof gutters. Is it the next door neighbour’s kids throwing them up there after the latest BBQ?...
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Pruning overhanging branches
Make sure you clean your gutters this autumn. The thousands of imported deciduous trees of inner city Melbourne are now bombarding us with leaf fall. If they haven’t started and finished shedding now, they will soon. This is the time of year when gutter cleaning is most important. Once the cold of winter comes, blocked...
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cleaning roof valleysin Vermont, Melbourne
The valleys of your roof are a valuable part of the guttering and plumbing system. During a big storm your roof valleys can channel thousands of litres of water down to your gutters. Cleaning of adjoining roof valleys is included in every gutter cleaning job that we do. In areas with dense gum trees, valleys...
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