Gutter cleaning is one of those chores that is quite easy to forget about or put off for another season… until it’s too late, that is. If your gutters and downpipes are clogged, heavy or prolonged rainfall can seriously damage your home to an extent that it may require extremely expensive repairs.
The “Gutters are Cactus”… In our years of cleaning gutters we have seen a very wide range of bizarre clogs, including screws, bones, bottles, toys, and lots more. However, recently we found a truly baffling gutter clog the likes of which we had certainly never seen before. Next time a gutter cleaning customer calls to […]
What Are the Different Gutter Types in Australia? This post is specifically about gutter profiles, which refers to the various ways that gutter systems are installed on the roof. There are three main types of gutters used in Australia: fascia gutters, concealed gutters, and box gutters. Each one of these gutters has its own benefits […]
At Grayson’s we believe that our job is not done if your roof and garden are not left cleaner than how we found them. That is why we offer to cart your unwanted rubbish offsite as an add-on service to your gutter cleaning. It is quite amazing to see the sheer amount of garbage that […]
At Grayson’s, our staff go above and beyond by taking into account any potential horticulture issues that you could experience in the future. There are a variety of ways in which caring for your garden ties into the various services we offer, including gutter cleaning, gutter protection installation, and bird control!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]