Blackburn is a leafy area with a particularly large amount of very tall gum trees and sloping hills which means there are always many leaves flying about. The falling leaves from a tall gum tree can fly more than a kilometre away during extreme wind so just because you don’t have trees on your block doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll never need gutter cleaning.
When trees are a problem around these Blackburn houses and in any other suburb, we also cut back overhanging branches from the roof edge as we clear the gutters. Cutting back tree branches from the roof edge can dramatically reduce the need for gutter cleaning in future. Gutter Guard may also be a good solution to gutter blockage.