Cleaning and unblocking of leaf diverters is one of the many important aspects of a quality gutter cleaning service. Leaf diverters are normally installed as part of the filtering system of rainwater tanks. Many people will have the roof gutters and downpipes of their house connected to rainwater tanks to collect water. The leaf diverter will stop larger debris items like gum leaves from going down the pipe. Most leaf and tree debris will slide off the diverter, but like any filter the leaf diverter will eventually block up.
The leaf diverter in the photo is badly blocked; it is on a house in Glen Iris. The weed growth is caused by seeds that birds have brought onto the roof. The same house had blocked downpipes and a number of overhanging tree branches that required pruning. Our gutter cleaning service always includes unblocking of downpipes, and because the leaf diverter is part of the downpipe, unblocking of leaf diverters is also included.
If your gutters or leaf diverters are blocked please call us anytime. See our article on downpipe protection.