Sunday, 25 March 2018

Gutter Cleaning Questions | Adelaide SA

Adelaide Gutter Cleaning Questions


Gutter Guys Adelaide is the best gutter cleaning company. We provide great DIY tips regarding roofing maintenance, gutter protection systems and guttering services for South Australians.

All good Adelaide gutter cleaning companies can resolve the following questions and problems. Have you had problems with blocked gutters? Do the gutters drip & leak whenever it rains?

If you have the above symptoms on your commercial or residential property, then you need to get the gutters cleaned ASAP! Keeping the gutters clean will prevent future costly water damage.

Many of our Adelaide gutter cleaning customers ask us the following questions:

1. How often should the roof gutters be cleaned?
2. Is it worthwhile installing gutter guards?

3. What causes houses gutters to get blocked?
4. How long does it take to clean the gutters?

1. So how often is a gutter cleaning service required?

This question really does not have a straight forward answer. Depending if you have large tree's located close to the affected property, gutters and roofing should be checked every 12 months.

The pitch of the roofing and the particular guttering profile also plays an important factor when it comes to deciding on a precise time to have the gutters cleaned once per year.

Commercial buildings have large 150 profile box gutters which can handle and expel large quantities of tree debris and other unwanted debris that builds up in the box gutters during summer.

Most guttering systems are designed to handle light amounts of debris and easily expel tree debris and leaf matter through the down pipes and into the storm water catchments.

2. Is gutter cleaning requirements reduced when gutter guards are installed?  

This really depends on the situation, the tree's surrounding the property and any other common factors that would increase the effectiveness of gutter guard installations. Gutter guard installations also prevent quick and regular gutter cleaning from taking place.


The different types of gutter protection systems also plays a part when it comes to how well gutter guards work on a property in Adelaide, South Australia. Quite often the leaves build up on top of the gutter protection systems and also requires regular gutter guard and roof cleaning.

3. What causes the house gutters to get blocked up and require gutter cleaning services?

The most common cause of blocked up guttering and blocked up downpipes is gum tree's. Other tree debris that falls from the surrounding tree's located around the home.

Gum tree's drop bark for about 2-3 months, then gum nuts and gum leaves. Keeping on top of the roof and gutter cleaning will prevent overflowing gutters.


Quite often sporting equipment can block up down pipes rather quickly when there are no tree's around the family home. Common things like tennis balls, floating rubbish like chip packets and plastic bottles.

Keeping the downpipes free from blockages is important when it comes to maintaining the guttering system around our home. Gutter Guys Adelaide can organize gutter cleaning schedules for regular gutter cleaning services.




Friday, 4 August 2017

Common Gutter Profiles in South Australia

gutter profiles available in Adelaide
Getting New Gutters Installed?
Installing The Right Gutter Profiles and Design


There are many gutter profiles available when it comes to replacing the gutters and downpipes. Want to know what to do if only small sections of the gutters on the building need to be replaced? 


Quite often certain gutters on the property had been easy to clean and only certain sections of the guttering need replacing. Regular gutter cleaning can increase the life of a guttering system.

Not sure on the type of gutter profile already installed on your home? If looking for a gutter replacement quote, please find the guttering profile required and include it in the quote request along with the color required.

Is it possible to replace the rusted old gutters with a replacement that matches the existing guttering profile on the home? The answer is most likely yes, either Fielders or Stratco still manufacture the guttering profiles that were made 50 years ago in South Australia. Take a look at the following pictures and diagrams covering the various different types of gutter profiles available in Adelaide, SA.

The following types of gutter designs come with the Fielders 25 year warranty guarantee. Why not give Fielders or us a call if you have any further questions about the different kinds of profiles and design when deciding to replace those old rusted out gutters and downpipes. Further down the page after the profile display, there is the handy online tool called the "gutter capacity tool" that will help decide the type of guttering best suited for your home, the amount of down-pipes needed and an estimate on all the materials required to complete a gutter installation. 




Gutter Profiles and Deciding to Replace the House Gutters

 

Take a look at the following pictures of the different kinds of guttering available at Fielders, Stratco and some of the larger local hardware stores like Bunnings Warehouse and Mitre-10 Hardware. Most smaller hardware stores will only stock the Quad or D-Style gutter profiles in Zinc. To find the correct gutter profile in Colorbond, its best to go to Fielders in Mile End or Stratco.

Fielders and Stratco sell to private customers as well as large roofing and gutter installation companies in Adelaide, South Australia. The following gutter profiles are available in a huge range of colors to suit any gutter replacement jobs around the metro suburbs of Adelaide, SA. Gutter Guys Adelaide have put together an easy guide to help our customers and DIY handymen when it deciding or replacing a particular gutter profile on residential homes in South Australia. 


Roof and Guttering Profiles Available in South Australia



115mm Quad Gutter

 115mm Quad Gutters

This is the most common guttering profile that is manufactured in South Australia. Well designed to handle large amounts of rainwater. This gutter profile is the cheapest gutter profile available at around $30 for 6 meter lengths. These profiles are installed with internal brackets and can be purchased at Stratco or Fielders. This is the easiest gutter profile to install and can be easily cut to assemble internal and external corners. 



125mm D Gutter

125mm D Gutters

A similar guttering profile to the Quad gutter, however slightly larger in diameter. This type of gutter profile is also very common on traditional styled homes as well as older homes that were built in the 60;s and 70's in South Australia. Quite easy to remove and replace especially on tiled residences. The D gutter profile is simple, easy to maintain and comes in either Zinc or Colorbond.



Ainsworth OG Gutter

125mm OG Style Gutters

A great gutter profile that has the classical look but with a modern design that can be installed with either external or internal brackets. The front of the Ainsworth OG profile is raised to cover the front of roof tiles and handle larger amounts of water flowing from the roof. This guttering profile can be purchased in a wide range of dynamic colors and very simple to install on residential properties.




Fielders Fascia Gutter
Fielders Fascia Guttering Profile

Fielders designed this high front gutter profile that offers an exceptional modern look without costing a fortune. Easy to install, comes in a wide range of colors to match any modern homes decor. This high front profile prevents overflowing of the gutters during heavy rain storms. Installed easily with internal clips and can be purchased at any length to suit your homes application.




Hi-Tensile OG Gutter
 115mm High Tensile Gutter Profile

The Hi-Tensile OG gutter profile is an economical gutter replacement profile designed for residential homes undergoing renovations and new home construction. This guttering profile was designed for a wide range of applications, is slighlty smaller than the 125mm Ainsworth OG profile and can be adapted to fit most modern and older homes in South Australia. This gutter profile is available with a slotted front to prevent blocked gutters overflowing into the roofing space. 



Feel free to research further the different benefits that each different guttering profile has or lacks. Getting the right gutter profile installed on your home that has unique requirements will increase the efficiency of the guttering system. You can also find the color range that Fielders offer in Colorbond and get that perfect color match for your home. 




How Many Downpipes Need Installing?


The amount of downpipes needed on residential properties depends on how many meters of guttering has been installed and the overall design of the home. If extra structures have been added to the home such as verandas, then extra downpipes will be required to maintain efficient water flow away from the home or building. 

Please find this step by step "gutter installation" calculator that will calculate the required amount of downpipes to install based on the info typed into the online gutter and downpipe calculator. This gutter capacity tool is great and was implemented by Fielders themselves to ensure their customers installed the correct amount of downpipes when installing new gutters on residential homes in Adelaide, South Australia.  



Sunday, 18 June 2017

Gutter Cleaning Standards in Adelaide

Quality Gutter Cleaning in Adelaide

Single Story Gutter Cleaning From $99-$180 - Double Story Gutter Cleaning From $350-$500

Get the very best Adelaide gutter cleaning company to clean the gutters on your residential or investment property. Fast, reliable and efficient guttering services.

If the gutters need cleaning then contact us and get fast gutter cleaners to come and take care of the roofing and guttering maintenance around your home.

Don't risk falling off the roof, get the professional Adelaide gutter cleaning team to get the job done and get out of the gutters.

We make sure the gutters are cleaned professionally and always check to ensure the downpipes are not blocked up.

Expert Adelaide Gutter Cleaning Company

Why risk getting an uninsured gutter cleaning company? Get an experienced Adelaide gutter cleaning service today and get the roofing and gutters cleaned professionally.




Gutter Guys Adelaide
8 Corio Street
Modbury SA 5092
0476 580 183
www.gutterguysadelaide.com

Adelaide's Gutter Cleaning Service Standard

Need the best Adelaide gutter cleaning company? Gutter Guys Adelaide provide various guttering services around Adelaide, South Australia.

Primarily based in the North Eastern, Eastern and Adelaide Hills region but provide a wide range of guttering services though out South Australian suburbs.

When it comes to customer service we aim to treat every customer and client politely, respectfully and equally.

The customer should be treated better than the standard "the customer's always right" mentality but as if they were Kings and Queens.

Regardless if a gutter cleaning customer is acting belligerently, our goal is to satisfy their requirements when it comes to guttering and roofing maintenance.

We aim to be punctual and time management plays a vital part when satisfying our customers at Gutter Guys Adelaide.

Simply by being 30mins late affects a customers satisfaction level regarding services around Adelaide.

Cleaning up and leaving the premises, like the driveway and footpaths the way they were before or cleaner.

A customer rarely checks that the gutters have been cleaned so what they can see will often reflect the work they cannot see or check.

When working at heights safety is important and with a zero record of accidents other than minor cuts and abrasions Gutter Guys Adelaide have never had a serious work place accident.

All height work above 2.5 meters requires one height safety supervisor with a yellow card, (boom lift/harness line training) previous working at heights experience and accredited training.

The following points are a general guide customers, employees, commercial gutter cleaning contracts and subcontractors regarding the safety standards we have when working on roofs and cleaning gutters:

1. Always remain aware of immediate surroundings when working on roofs. Look for obstacles on like air-cons or power lines and any other thing, substance or object that covers the roofing ie (gum nuts/tree branches)

2. Wear a harness kit wherever possible when working at heights above 2.5 meters or wet weather. Sometimes this is impracticable or impossible so speak to the height supervisor.

3. Wear comfortable enclosed sports shoes with good grip and laces done up tight, preferably leather. (no work boots)

4. Minimize ladder use. Most height accidents occur getting on and off ladders. Extension ladders require 2 people at all times and should be tied down where possible.

5. Carry minimum loads when working on ladders or above 2.5 meters. Keeping yourself on the ladder should take up 100% of your concentration.

6. Fluro work shirts and jackets are required to be worn at all times unless the weather is above 30 degree's Celsius.

7. Never enter a customers/clients home, avoid looking inside and using customers equipment. If invited inside politely decline. If absolutely necessary, two employee's must be present. Gutter Guys Adelaide work with a wide range of "vulnerable" clients and customers.

8. Keeping a means of communication at all times on person ie mobile phone or two way radio for emergencies and communication. (no shouting from roof tops)

9. Take the time to safely get on and off the ladder onto the roofing. When working from the ladder ensure the reaching from side to side is kept to one lose arms reach. No over reaching as this can cause ladders to slide to the left or right.

When Working On Roofs and Gutters.
Moving around safety on difficult roofing. The best way to work on a roof is to locate a good place to place tools and rest without having to think about falling.

The best places on most difficult and steep pitched roofing is the valley. These often need cleaning as well but are great to travel around in, when the roof is steep pitched. Valleys like the one in the image to the left often collect up debris like tree branches and leaves.

This is a notorious spot for roof leaks as the water overflows when it cant free flow down the roof valleys into the guttering system.

When seated in a valley like this one, you can safely move yourself up and down while seated in the roof valley.

The image is pretty extreme and likely a broom would clear out the valley of tree debris standing from the ladder. However occasionally it will be required to climb into a roof valley similar to the one pictured.

Keeping Guttering Equipment Neat and Tidy When Roofing.
Having tools and other equipment scattered around the roof like buckets is a recipe for a roofing accident.

Buckets often blow around in the wind or tools get left behind when the workplace is not kept tidy and organized.

Keeping the roofing clear and free from obstacles as much as possible will eliminate tripping accidents and equipment falling off the roof. Always ensure the roof line is free of obstacles.

Equipment used for the guttering or roofing work is to be neatly located on the roof, usually close to the ladder for quick access and removal.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Gutter Cleaning Adelaide | Common Causes of Roof & Water Leaks

Fixing Roof Leaks Around Adelaide Home's

Need gutter cleaning in Adelaide? Have you got a roof leak every time it rains? Sick and tired of leaking and dripping gutters? Do the gutters and concrete around your home look like this whenever it rains in Adelaide, South Australia. Have you got gutters that are blocked up? Need quality gutter cleaners? Why not get up on the roof and take a look yourself and see if that water leak is a simple and easy fix? At Gutter Guys Adelaide we can locate and fix troublesome roof leaks around your residential home within 24hrs. Contact gutter cleaning Adelaide and ask about our emergency gutter cleaning service. With a wide range of roofing and guttering services, we can have those overflowing gutters and leaking roof fixed quickly and effectively. 

There are some great products at the local hardware store that can re-seal any gutters and roofing causing water leaks. The best minor water leak repair product is a spray on rubber sealant and this can be purchased from the local hardware store for around $15 per normal sized spray can. There is also other heavy duty waterproof sealants available such as a bitumen tar that can be brushed into rusted out gutters and downpipes. Waterproofer is also excellent to for a temporary repair of rusted roofing sheets and larger rust holes in guttering and downpipes. Waterproofer sealants can be used with small "aluminum patch repair kit" and when Gutter Guys Adelaide provide a gutter cleaning service we re-seal any minor leaks while we are cleaning out the rain gutters.

Water Leaks in Adelaide Caused By Blocked Gutters

Some water leaks around the home are easier to find then others. The best way to find a roof leak is to look for the tell tale signs that often indicate a problem with the guttering and roof. White water stains on the bottom of the gutters and metal roofs. Usually the white calcium build up from the water coming from a roof gutter or metal roof sheet will have a white calcium buildup and the beginnings of corrosion. Another good way to locate a water leak is to look for a build up of mold or wood rot, this is often the sign that there is a more serious issue with the gutters and roof. If looking for a roof leak seems like a daunting task then contact us and get professional gutter cleaners to do the job for you.

Top 3 Causes of Roofs & Gutter Leaks in Adelaide

1. The most common cause of dripping gutters and roof leaks is a blocked up downpipe. This is by far the most common reason why water leaks occur from the roofing and guttering. All to often the guttering is reasonably clean but the downpipe has been blocked up by a plastic bag or a tennis ball. Taking a quick look at the downpipe around the water leak will determine if this is the cause of any roof leaks in that particular section of the home.

2. The second common cause of water leaks around the home is gutters and downpipes that need cleaning. When the gutters have not been cleaned for a while and tree debris has built up in the guttering, this will often cause water leaks to start happening from that particular part of the gutters. Getting gutter cleaning services and keeping the gutters cleaned on a regular basis is the best way to prevent water leaks caused by clogged up guttering around your home.

3. Rusted roofing sheet or a broken roof tile is the 3rd most common cause of roof leaks around residential homes in Adelaide, South Australia. We can replace roof sheets and broken tiles on residential and commercial properties in Adelaide, South Australia. 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Gutter Guard Installation Adelaide | Gutter Guard Installers

How To Install Metal Gutter Guards by Fielders, Mile End


Check out our most recent gutter guard installation in the suburb of Magill, South Australia. We installed 120 meters of Fielders Gutter Guards. Get the guttering and downpipes protected this year with the best gutter guard installation service. Gutter Guys Adelaide have been installing gutter guards and cleaning gutters with various different kinds of gutter guards installed for over 10 years in South Australia. 

Why not get the best gutter guard installed. Fielders leaf guards come with a 25 year warranty on all their gutter protection products in Adelaide, SA. Get quality metal gutter guards installed by experienced gutter guard installers. Get an effective gutter guard installer in Adelaide, SA 5000 before the heavy winter rains start to fill the guttering and start overflowing onto the path due to blocked guttering and down pipes. Gutter Guys Adelaide are more than just gutter guard installers. We also repair gutters and clean guttering. We are one of the best roofing and guttering companies in Adelaide, South Australia. 

We are experts when it comes to repairing damaged old guttering and installing modern gutter and downpipe replacements. With a wide range of guttering and roofing services, getting Gutter Guys Adelaide to maintain the guttering and down pipes will help to eliminate overflowing and leaking downpipes/gutters every time it rains in Adelaide, SA. Need more evidence of our guttering services? Scroll through our online blogs and social media to check out our companies work portfolio or simply contact Gutter Guys Adelaide today and ask about seeing all our previous gutter guard installation in Adelaide, South Australia.

Gutter Guard InstallersDIY Gutter Guard Installation Tools, Tips and Tricks 

Getting the gutter guard installation completed yourself can take a bit of time, but it is relatively easy to install with the correct tools and organizational skills. Depending on your home and the tools you may already have, these are the tools required to install Fielders metal gutter guards on a colorbond roof for a single story home.
Good quality angle grinder or left and right tin snips that are sharp. Fielders gutter guards come in 2m lengths and are easy to cut with cordless angle grinder or a pair of tin snips. To cut the the gutter guards that fit into the corners of the guttering neatly need to be cut on a 45 degree angle as shown to the left. Power tools make the cutting of the gutter guard corners very easy compared to using a pair of tin snips. 

Quality ladders are expensive to buy these days, so consider hiring a ladder from say Kennards Hire. They have a wide range of extension ladders, height safety gear and other equipment like boom lifts. 8m ladder rate at Kennards Hire is around $50 for 4hrs. They also hire out small boom lifts that can be towed by a vehicle for $500 per day.


Take a look at our demonstration video on how to install Fielders metal gutter guard system on your home. This video takes less than 2 minutes to watch and learn how to install gutter guards correctly.




Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Solving Blocked Downpipes | Downpipe Replacement

Downpipe Replacement Adelaide 

Its that time of year again, that time that the gutters and roofing need to be inspected and cleaned before the heavy winter rains in Adelaide, South Australia. Get the gutters cleaned before the water leaks start to take place. Getting the rain gutters ready for the winter rains is ideally done before it starts to rain. Rain causes the roofing to get slippery and dangerous to work on and the winter rains often slows down any work on roofing and outdoors around the home.

Keeping the gutters clean with reputable guttering company that take the time to ensure the gutters are cleaned properly. Are the downpipes on your guttering blocked. Need the rain gutter downpipes cleared of blockages? Its quite easy to unblock downpipes and stop the gutters from overflowing when it rains. If the downpipes need replacing due to rust and corrosion, then maybe consider rust proof PVC downpipes and ensure they are painted to protect them from the sun.

Gutter Repairs And Downpipe Replacement 

This job took several hours to complete. This downpipe repair consisted of 18 meter 90mm PVC storm-water pipes. A larger downpipe installed that is around 90mm will greatly help to keep the gutters and downpipes from getting blocked up. Installing larger down pipes is quite simple to do and can greatly reduce chances of downpipe blockages. Getting the gutters cleaned will help to prevent roof and water leaks around the home when it rains.

When was the last time the house gutter got cleaned? Most homes with gum tree's around their property will require gutter cleaning 3-4 times per year. If there are no large tree that drop debris around, then an annual check of the guttering and down pipes is often a good idea. Generally the main areas that the rain gutter system gets blocked is due to a simple thing like a tennis ball has lodged itself in the guttering and blocked a downpipe. Residential homes around Adelaide, SA have roofing that are either tiles or metal roofs. Roof tiles ten to gradually slip into the corners of the guttering system and causing blockages.

Keeping the Gutters & Down Pipes Clean 

If gutters are not kept clean and free from large amounts of debris there are several types of damage begging to take place. Firstly the guttering can warp and slowly pull away from the roofing fascia over time. Rain water slowly starts getting into the unpainted roof fascia causing wood rot. Then the downpipe and storm water drains start to really get clogged up with debris. If the downpipes are a serious problem due to large gum tree's then invest in some downpipe cleaning tools, to unblock the downpipes.

Downpipes easily get blocked up around the bends, so if you can install straight downpipes. This will help to alleviate blockages occurring around the 45 degree bends of the down-pipe's. After the gutters are cleaned properly, maybe consider getting a gutter protection system installed. Rain gutter protection systems will reduce the amount of roofing maintenance and gutter cleaning services required. Contact Gutter Guys Adelaide, if your guttering is always overflowing and the gutters constantly drip rain water every time it rains in Adelaide, SA then keep the gutters and downpipes clear of blockages. Keeping the guttering and roofing maintenance up to date will greatly increase the life expectancy of the downpipes and gutters around your home.

Preventing Blocked Down Pipes & Rusted Guttering

When it comes to installing gutter guards, many people think no harm can come to getting the wrong gutter guard system installed. Take a look at this warehouse roof that had a poor quality leaf guard installed which created a major blockage and about 20 blocked down pipes that were connected to large amounts of factory box gutters. Take a look at the video and make your own decision on whether a gutter guard installation would be effective on the premises in mind.

The mentioned video clip of the gutter guard blocking the down pipe speaks for itself. The gutter guard review conducted on this commercial box guttering was clearly the cause of the regular over flowing of the box gutters into the warehouse, which created a slippery and wet environment every time it rained. Not only the warehouse floor was flooding out every time it rained but the office block had leaks in the ceilings for well over a year and had rectified the problem with a few buckets to catch the water drips. Keeping the gutters cleaned is a much better solution than getting gutter guards installed, which often still require gutter cleaning services as they get blocked up quite easily even when gutter guards are installed. 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Are Gutter Guard Installation's Effective?

Will Gutter Guards Be An Effective Solution?

Are you still getting clogged and blocked up guttering and overflowing down-pipes even with gutter guards installed? Thinking of getting gutter guards installed this summer before the winter rains next year in Adelaide, South Australia? 

Do not risk getting ineffective gutter guards installed this summer with the promise to never have to clean your gutters again. Quite often the wrong gutter guards installed will cause the gutters and down-pipes to get blocked up often causing expensive gutter repairs and overflowing during heavy down-pours.

There are several different types of gutter guard protection systems available in Adelaide, SA. Get the right gutter guards installed and stop the gutters and down-pipes getting blocked up and causing water damage to your home. The 3 main different types of gutter guard protection systems have different applications.

Plastic gutter mesh is usually installed to help alleviate light tree debris filling up guttering and blocking the down-pipes.Metal gutter guards are designed for heavy duty applications where tree debris is from South Australian Gum trees.Always remember that if you get a gutter protection system installed, you will still require a good gutter cleaning service that can remove and clean the gutters if they get blocked up again in a few years time.


  

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Best Gutter Guard In Adelaide

Install Gutter Guards

Want to get a gutter guard installed? Then why not look into the best gutter guard systems in Adelaide SA? When looking for the best gutter protection to install, then look no further than Fielders Gutter Guards that are made of quality metal and manufactured right here in Mile End, SA. Not sure if a particular gutter protection will work on your residential premises in South Australia? Tired of cleaning out the gutters and unblocking the down-pipe's every time it rains?

Got pests and vermin like rats and pigeons living and causing problems in the guttering? No matter the reason for wanting to install gutter guards, why not get us to take a look and advise the best gutter guards to install? We can provide and install the best gutter protection system in Adelaide SA. If you require a gutter guard installation that is not covered by our standard gutter guard prices, then feel free to contact us online to discuss the specific requirements and please include the address so we can take a quick look via Google maps to get an idea of the premises that requires the gutter protection systems installed.

We can install quality metal Fielders Gutter Guards from $999 on small homes with 2 bedrooms or less, units and medium sized transportable buildings. Need a gutter guard installation price for a modern 4-5 bedroom residential home? We install effective gutter guards on larger modern homes that have 3-5 bedrooms for $1500. 

These gutter guard prices are subject to change, however for the next 6 months we are supplying and installing gutter guards for a standard pricing system. Take advantage of these great gutter guard installation service and book in to get high quality metal gutter guards installed today. 

All our gutter protection installs includes supplying, fitting and the following services:
1. Gutter cleaning and clearing out the down pipes
2. Re-sealing gutter joins and corners with quality sealant.
3. Anti moss treatment that kills any moss build up in the gutters.
4. Zinc gutter guards painted to match roofing or guttering.

When looking to install gutter protection on your home, then contact professional gutter guard installers to get a quality gutter guard installed that doesn't just look good but is also effective in stopping leaves and tree debris from getting into the guttering and blocking up the down pipe's. Contact us to get an online quote to get the best gutter guard in Adelaide installed on your property. 

Do you want gutter guards that do more than just look great and last longer than 12 months? For a fast response, a free gutter guard quote or even just have questions regarding gutter protection in Adelaide, then fill out our online contact form.

Free Gutter Protection Installation Service

Free Gutter Guard Installation

Need a gutter protection system installed in your guttering? When we clean out your gutters we can install the bottle brush gutter protection system for free as we go along and clean out the gutters. Brush gutter protection systems can be purchased from any Bunnings Hardware store.

So why not go purchase these fantastic gutter guards and get them installed next time you get the gutters cleaned by Gutter Guys Adelaide. Do not miss out on our free gutter guard installation service this year, that will save you thousands in gutter cleaning costs and water damage repairs. We aim to provide the very best guttering services to our customers in South Australia.

This is a great offer if your looking to get the gutters cleaned but also want the bottle brush gutter guards installed at the same time for free. Gutter Guys Adelaide have a standard price for gutter cleaning on residential premises, so why not purchase some brush gutter guards and have us install them for free when we clean the guttering and clear out any blocked up down pipes. 

Brush gutter protection is effective in ensuring that the gutters always have a free flow of water that ends up flowing freely to the down pipe's and into the storm water system or garden and not overflowing into the roof space. Water damage is very common on properties that have not had a regular gutter cleaning service clear out the blockages and debris in the gutters. So why not take advantage of our free gutter guard installation service when you get the gutters cleaned by Gutter Guys Adelaide. We have a standard gutter cleaning price with no hidden costs and charges. 

We offer this free gutter guard installation service because bottle brush gutter guards are very simple to install and we often promote the product as a DIY gutter protection system. So if you are looking for an effective gutter guard system and don't want to pay for a gutter guard installation service then why not install these easy but effective gutter protection or get the gutters cleaned and have the brush gutter guards installed for free.

Monday, 22 August 2016

How To Repair Rusted Downpipe Brackets | Gutter Cleaners

Require Rust Repairs?

Down Pipe Bracket Rust Repair Guide

Have you got down pipes need repairs? Get those rusted out downpipe replaced or repaired. Take a look at the following guide at how to make those rusted downpipe brackets look like new again simply with a bit of elbow grease and tools lying around the home. Down pipe and gutter repairs can make a big difference to the appearance to a home. Regular gutter cleaners will prevent sections of guttering systems from rusting out around the ocean suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

At Gutter Guys Adelaide are dedicated to quality home improvement services. We have been repairing, installing and replacing gutters for over 10 years all over South Australian suburbs. From the Adelaide Hills to Norwood and Glenelg, we can repair or install new guttering on any premises and we will not be beaten on on gutter replacement prices in South Australia.

No matter what suburb in Adelaide you live in, we can replace and install new gutters on your premises. Keeping the home maintained on the outside of the property can be some of the most rewarding maintenance work you can do around the home.. Take a look at this rusted down pipe bracket that was created rust stains all the way down the down pipe.


Home Improvement Services | DIY Rusted Down Pipe Repair Tools

You will need the following tools to remove the rust effectively and permanently when you use an anti rust primer which is available is a few colors like rust red, army grey and a dark blue colored paint primer

Rust Repair Tools
1. A good quality drill, with a wire brush attachment as this will make removing the rust much easier and getting the metal clip back to bare metal, and ready to wash of any grease and dirt and ready for painting

2 Next you will a need quality and larger sized screwdriver. Most screw fixings on down pipe clips can use either Phillips or flat head screwdrivers.

3. You will also need a paint primer or a colored paint that matches the other guttering and downpipes. It is important to make sure that the paint has a rust treatment and primer inbuilt to prevent the guttering or down pipe clips from rusting again.



Rust Removed

Guttering and Down Pipe Rust Repairs

Removing the rust is the easiest part of the downpipe bracket repair, simply put a cordless drill on slow and attach the wire brush drill bit and slowly start stripping the rust away. Apply pressure on the larger sections sections of rust to ensure its removed. Keep removing the rusted metal until you come to the bare metal. The WD40 will help as a lubricant and help to loosen the fixings undone.

This job the screws were too rusted and were unable to be remove without stripping the screw head. If you find yourself in this situation and its a DIY project keep apply the WD40 every few days if you really want to completely remove rusted out downpipe brackets. It also allows for a better job when removing the brackets, painting and cleaning away the rust stains. Otherwise don't worry, you can still repair the rusted downpipe bracket without removing.


After Rust Repairs

Rusted Down Pipe Repair Completed

Take a look at the completed rust repairs, doesn't the down pipe look so much better than it did before? Why not contact us and let us repair the gutters or install new gutters and down pipes on your home that are rusted out and dripping every time it rains.Making sure that good gutter cleaners are hired to make sure the gutters do not get blocked up again and cause more rust.

 

 

Gutter Repairs in Adelaide | Preventative Home Improvement

Did you know we also do gutter repairs in Adelaide? At Gutter Guys Adelaide we replace, repair and install new guttering to homes in Adelaide, South Australia. We advise all our clients that preventative maintenance will be far cheaper in the long run compared to never cleaning the gutters and getting blocked downpipes all the time.

One of the most common gutter repairs we do is replace rusted out down-pipes with PVC down-pipes that don't rust out if you get a blockage in the guttering system. Gutter repairs can be easily avoided by regular gutter cleaning maintenance and making sure the downpipes don't get blocked is easy to heck every 3-6 months with a garden hose.

Take a look at this metal down-pipe that just rusted out and got worse and worse every year the gutters were not cleaned on a regular basis. Why risk expensive repairs like this? Simply going to each of your downpipes and pushing the garden hose into them about 20cm is all you need to ensure the blocked downpipe gets flushed. Even if you do not have a blocked downpipe, then its the best preventative maintenance that is so easy to do. We just follow the advice of Gutter Guys Adelaide. They are the expert gutter cleaners in South Australia. 

These sort of down pipe repairs can become costly and could have easily been avoided if the gutters had been cleaned properly and more than 3-4 times per year. Some customers get Gutter Guys Adelaide to take care of all their roofing maintenance needs, which gives them complete peace of mind that their gutters and downpipes are being taken care of.

These down pipe should be replaced with a PVC pipe to prevent future rust problems in this particular part of the guttering. We priced up  a quote to repair this down down pipe this week and it cost as much as getting the gutters cleaned 3-4 times. Keep an eye out for more pictures and information on guttering in Adelaide, SA. Why not send us some information about our blog and give us some ideas or information our customers are wanting to know about.

Cleaning Gutters With Gutter Guards Installed

Cleaning Gutters With Gutter Guards Installed

Have you got gutter guards installed and it looks like the gutters or downpipes are blocked? Need the gutters cleaned even with gutter guards installed? Then contact Gutter Guys Adelaide, we remove and re-install gutter guards all the time and have come across all the different types of gutter guards in Adelaide South Australia. We carry all the required tools to remove, re-install and cut the gutter mesh away if its causing problems. We completely removed the gutter mesh here and it was used elsewhere and laid along a fence line to keep a small dog from digging along a fence line. If gutter guard system needs to be installed then a quality metal gutter guards should be installed when it comes to gum trees. If you are considering trialing gutter guard protection, why not try the DIY easy to install bottle brush gutter guards. They come in 1m lengths and can be found at the local Bunning's Warehouse for around the $13 each. These guards are simple to install and can be easily removed for cleaning with guttering and downpipes that get blocked all the time. 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Gutter Guard Adelaide Reviews Comparing The Gutter Guards Available

The Wrong Gutter Guard In Adelaide Can Cause Regular Blocked Downpipes and Guttering


We got a solution for you that might be worth the time and effort. The new Fielders steel gutter guards for heavy dense tree debris solutions or for the lighter applications leaf protection systems the bottle brush gutter guards are an excellent way to ensure your downpipes and sections of guttering that get clogged with leaves will not need so much gutter and roofing maintenance. When the time comes to clean of the bottle brush gutter protection system, it can be done by anyone in a matter of minutes.

Installing the bottle brush leaf guards is as simple as regular maintaining them. They literally take minutes to install and are the best DIY gutter protection system available anyone in Adelaide, South Australian hardware stores. If you want a professional to install the bottle brush gutter guards, then give us a call or even just call for some advice on home to install these bottle brush gutter guards.

\We also installs quality gutter guards and has a wide range of tested, tried and other gutter guards that have been experimented in various residential and commercial conditions. If you are trying to reduce the amount of gutter cleaning and roofing maintenance required on your property why not read on about our quality gutter guards.

Thinking of buying the nice lovely flash and expensive gutter mesh advertised on television my the seasons gutter guard company? Its all over TV as winter gets closer and the gutter guard companies are looking at making some extra money during winter selling the unsuspecting customers some gutter mesh. Telling you how "its an amazing new revolution" in gutter protection etc. These guys have never been on a roof and worked with these gutter guards when after six months the downpipes are all clogged up and the gutter mesh or leaf shield has been glued and screwed everywhere so its an entire days job just to clean several downpipes that would normally have take an hour or two at the most every 6-12 months if there was not every seasons gutter mesh installed. These gutter gutter mesh style guards are quite simply put as many customers say "Every Seasons Gutter Mesh" is absolute rubbish and has caused more blockages in the gutters and downpipes than if there was no Every Seasons Gutter Mesh installed"

Gutter Mesh Installed By All Seasons Gutter Guards


All Seasons Gutter Guards Adelaide This install cost a customer $2500 and in 12 months its off to the tip after I spent all day ripping the gutter mesh off and fixing the disaster Every Seasons Gutter Mesh installed. No doubt these companies and TV adverts will keep me in business for quite sometime because lately I have been getting a lot of these calls about gutter mesh and leaf shield products.

There are for better gutter protection systems at only the fraction of the cost. Some a bit more difficult and others quite simple to install. Do not get Leaf Shields or All Seasons Gutter Mesh installed if you have gum trees located near your gutters and roofing or you have regular gutter blockage or downpipe blocked because of a never ending dropping tree.

So ever wondered what the difference with some of the wide range of gutter and leaf protections systems available. Well lets compare two of the more popular gutter protection systems. The Quality Fielders and Bottle Brush Gutter Guards Versus Leaf Shields and Gutter Mesh. When it comes to reducing the roofing maintenance and getting the gutters and roofing cleaned less, then you should take a close look at this information on how to chose a gutter guard system that works. All to often the salesman from many different seasons gutter guards will try and sell you a gutter protection system he knows nothing about. He knows zero, squat, nada about roofing and guttering in Adelaide, South Australia.

We clean up and remove gutter mesh and leaf shields all day long 7 days per week. In fact gutter mesh and leaf guard installations give us half of our work because they cause the gutter and downpipes to get blocked far more easily. So if you are thinking of purchasing the gutter mesh advertised on TV then read on and then take a look at the amount of gutter mesh our gutter cleaning customers have asked us to remove and bin. We remove mountains of this crummy leaf shield and gutter mesh all the time. This is not the worst part about gutter mesh installations.

The worst part is that they are more expensive than superior South Australian products such as the Fielders Watergate Gutter Guards. It is almost half the cost to install on a modern 3-4 bedroom home than the cheap plastic gutter mesh. The salesperson will always come back and say something like "our is a metal mesh" Do not believe their sales pitch, I've got piles of that metal gutter mesh too.

I keep it for scrap metal in the local tip along with old bits of rusted gutters and downpipes falling apart because they spent most of their life blocked by a tennis ball. So before you buy or even give a deposit for gutter mesh see if they promise it will last in South Australian conditions for 20 years like the Adelaide, South Australian product made right here, cheaper and far better quality Fielders Watergate, Gutter Guard Adelaide.

When it comes to gutter guards and you want a quick DIY or a cheaper gutter guard but still want an effective product then the gutter guard bottle brush leaf protection system is most likely the better solution. I was in Bunnings today and noticed that they were on special today and took a quick snap shot. I'm not sure if you ever been in a Bunnings Hardware store before but the place is like a giant maze. They definitely do stock them in the "guttering" section just ask one of the friendly Bunnings Hardware assistants.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Replace The Gutters Or Gutter Repairs?

 Gutter Replacement Or Gutter Repairs?



Gutter repairs should not be left until the middle of winter, but usually most home owners do not realize there is a problem with the guttering until it starts pouring cats and dogs and roof leaks start appearing. Spotting roof leaks can often be quite difficult unless experience in roof and gutter replacement is a strong point.

Water leaks can run down roofing beams and start making that dreaded water mark on the ceiling quite a way away from where the leak is actually occurring. Some common causes of roof leaks are broken tiles, rusted roof sheeting, damaged guttering and the roof leak cause list can go on and on. 

Commonly around additions to the home, like a verandah can cause debris to build up in the modified and restricted gutters. This often causes water to overflow and cause the guttering to rust out or leak, causing clear white water stains around the gutters under the verandah or carport guttering and fascia board. These type of roof leaks are easy to locate and rectify by keeping the gutters cleaned on a regular basis. 

The more subtle roof leaks are usually blocked roof valleys, rusted and corroded roof fixings and other roofing damage such as roof flashing and the roofing sheets themselves rust out over time if roofing maintenance isn't performed on a regular basis before winter and after winter. 

There are many ways to repair gutters, it really depends on what the ultimate outcome required. If its an old home, set for demolished in a few years, then replacing the guttering isn't really an option. That is when less expensive but temporary gutter repairs are carried out at minimum cost and problems to the home owner or landlord. Keeping the gutters cleaned and down pipes flushed every 6 months will greatly increase the lifespan of a guttering system in Adelaide, South Australia and reduce the amount of gutter repairs required.

When a roof leak is finally located, it should be repaired as soon as practical as often extensive water damage can occur if roof and gutter leaks are not repaired promptly. Paying a few hundred dollars per year to keep the gutters clean and free from blockages is not much to pay compared to a collapsed ceiling or water damaged housing foundations. 

If the guttering has been damaged on a reasonably new home, then a complete gutter replacement is often the better decision when it comes to roof and gutter repairs. The most effective way to keep the gutters and roofing in good condition is to keep the gardens and trees cut back, the gutters and roofing clear of tree debris and other rubbish. Preventative maintenance is always the most cost effective solution when it comes to home and roofing maintenance.

If your gutters and down pipes are leaking every time it rains, its usually a sign that the gutters and down pipes need to be replaced to prevent any water damage from taking place from rusted gutters and blocked down pipe's. 

There are many gutter replacement companies in Adelaide, South Australia. Gutters that need replacing will often show signs of surface rust and small holes that get bigger and bigger if the rusted guttering is not treated or replaced with new guttering.

When the guttering and roofing maintenance is regularly scheduled for a gutter cleaning and minor gutter repair service it can clearly be seen that the gutters and roofing easily out last and more durable to age than roofing and gutters that never get regular maintenance services such as gutter cleaning and washing tree debris off the roofing. Getting the gutters cleaned by roofing contractors can be an easy solution if someone can't or does not have time to clean the guttering and flush out down pipe's. 

Ensuring the guttering is free from debris and vermin is essential when it comes to rainwater collection systems. Is the rain water getting dirtier and dirtier? Have you checked the guttering and roofing? Dirty gutters will often change the taste of rain water for the worst. 

Who wants to drink rain water that has mud, contaminants and other harmful bacteria lurking in it. Keeping a water tank clean will also greatly increase the quality of the rain water. If you do collect rainwater its a good idea to install a water filter on the rainwater tap to filter out harmful contaminants.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Gutter Repairs & Guttering Services

Gutter Repairs and Guttering Installation


New Gutter Installation
Not sure if you need a complete gutter replacement or just some minor gutter repairs? Then why contact us for a complete gutter cleaning service that includes minor gutter repairs in the price of the gutter cleaning. A general rule is that if there is more than 30meters of rusted out guttering that is leaking everywhere, you should opt for a complete gutter installation service rather than a minor gutter repair service. So if the guttering and down pipes are rusted and looking like they could do with a complete replacement due to a complete rusted out mess, then contact us for a new gutter replacement. 

When we come out to install new gutters, we always send an experienced gutter installation contractor to ensure all our customers receive a correct gutter installation when you use Gutter Guys Adelaide. We provide an exceptional house gutter installation service as well as minor gutter repairs around residential premises to stop water leaks and drips from your gutters and downpipes. We can provide a complete guttering installation or just some minor gutter repairs Adelaide, where we just replace a few sections of rusted guttering. We can provide a fast, simple and no obligation gutter replacement or repair quote for free, so contact us by filling out the form below. A good tip to ensure you have minimum gutter repairs in the future is to ensure regular gutter cleaning is conducted to stop the build up of debris and blocked gutters and down pipes.

When we provide a cost of our gutter installation services, then the prices are fixed and remain unchanged unless specified before acceptance of our guttering services. So if your looking at getting a new gutter installation on your residential premises, contact us today. Gutter Guys Adelaide, provide a free, no obligation gutter replacement and downpipe installation quote. Gutter Guys Adelaide can also repair rusted guttering in smaller sections if a complete house gutter installation is not required.So don't put up with that rusted and dripping down pipe, get the down pipes and gutters replaced today. 

Get the best gutter installers today and fix that leaking and rusted out guttering & downpipes today. Want to know more about our rain gutter installation cost? Then contact Gutter Guys Adelaide through our online contact form for a fast guttering service in Adelaide, South Australia. We can install high flowing and rust proof down pipes that are painted and look just as good as a painted metal down pipe. These rust proof down pipes are excellent for premises that are located near the ocean or salt lakes. These particular locations often cause gutters and down pipes to rust out prematurely.

Whether you need your gutters repairs or a complete house gutter installation, Gutter Guys Adelaide can take care of all your guttering requirements providing a proper gutter installation service with 10 years experience installing and repairing gutters & downpipes. We also have all the height safety equipment to ensure that a safe working environment is complied with when working on double story residences and commercial buildings. When it comes to repairing gutters or replacing rusted down pipes on multiple leveled properties, we can access most difficult gutters and roofing on 2 story properties in Adelaide, South Australia.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Replace Rusted Down Pipes Two Story Units

 Innovative PVC Down Pipe Solutions.

Have you got rusted out down pipes that leak everywhere when it rains? Have a double story property that requires down pipe replacement but struggling to find a guttering and down pipe replacement service on your double story premises? Deciding which type of down pipe would be a good replacement for your rusted out down pipes? Then check out this innovative idea to get the durability of zinc down pipes and get the rust protection of a PVC down pipe.
If you have ever wondered whats the difference between a PVC down pipe and a zinc down pipe? PVC down pipes are excellent in low traffic, double story properties and premises that don't have young children as PVC down pipes are easily damaged. Whilst zinc or metal down pipes can take some serious punishment from young children, pets and knocks. 

PVC Down Pipe Replacement's Are Rust Proof

Almost every metal zinc downpipe will rust out at the top in the 45 degree angles if no regularly cleaning and gutter maintenance is kept up to date. So Gutter Guys Adelaide have come up with an innovative idea of getting the best of both worlds. Check out the quality of our PVC down pipe that connects to the remainder of the metal down pipe with no problems at all. Tired of listening to the drip, drip, drip from your leaking guttering and downpipes. Want to get PVC downpipes installed and replace those metal rusted out and blocked up down pipes? Then contact Gutter Guys Adelaide today for a fast downpipe replacement service in Adelaide,South Australia. Complete single story residential home down pipe replacement costs a standard $250 supplied, installed and painted. With a larger 80mm PVC down pipe replacement, your down pipes will not rust out and will handle far more tree debris during those heavy rain storms.

Complete Down Pipe Replacement's That Look Great

Many customers ask if our PVC down pipe replacements look as good as the colorbond and zinc down pipes. Gutter Guys Adelaide make sure that we match the paint color when replacing down pipes and make sure it looks just as good as colorbond or zinc down pipes. PVC down pipes are rust proof and with our high quality paint that ensures that our PVC down pipe replacements look great and longer lasting than Colorbond down pipes. When we replace old rusted out down pipes, we increase the original size of the standard zinc down pipes with a 80mm durable PVC down pipe.

Check out the completed PVC down pipe replacement that will never rust out again. We left the metal down pipes on the lower level to maintain the sturdy and more durable down pipe below where children and heavy knocks will normally crack or damage a PVC down pipe. When we replace a down pipe section that has problems with blockages and rust, we also paint and make sure the down pipe and gutters are clear of any blockages and tree debris.We offer down pipe replacement and gutter cleaning packages starting from as low as $300 on single story premises.

Upgrade Your Rusted Down Pipe's Today

Get that rusted out down pipes replaced with our innovative PVC down pipe replacements that are rust proof and look just as good as any other down pipe. Having worked many years installing PVC down pipes for well known swimming pool and water pump companies for pools, pool heating and on rain water tanks, we are expert PVC down pipe replacement service that have installed PVC down pipes all over Adelaide, South Australia. Now with easy access to high quality paint matching services, its easy to make that PVC down pipe look excellent. So upgrade your rusted and blocked down pipes with a rust proof PVC down pipe.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Best Downpipe Cleaning Tools

How To Clean Your Blocked Downpipe

Every year when it starts pouring in South Australia we get a lot of calls to clean out blocked downpipes in South Australia. Most people only find out they have a problem with their blocked downpipes and guttering when it is raining and water is squirting out the downpipes. If you want an easy way to clean your gutters and unblock your downpipes quickly and easily? Bunning's Warehouse sells this great tool for $33 and it can be used for unblocking other drains around your home. This tool can be quite handy and can be a cost effective and quick way to unblock your downpipes if you cannot get a gutter cleaner or roof plumber out quickly in an emergency situation. So if you have small blockage in your drains, then this tool can be quite helpful around your home for a general home maintenance tool box. If you decide you want to go get yourself one then you will need to ask for a Kinetic Wire Drain Auger. I find that almost every Bunning's Warehouse in South Australia has a completely different layout, which makes it difficult to direct people to set isle numbers. If your looking for other methods on how to clear blocked downpipes with leaves and other soft debris, then take a look at some of our post on how to unblock downpipes. For more information on this drain and downpipe unblocking tool, check out the Bunning's Warehouse site.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Getting The Gutters Ready For Winter With Gutter Guys Adelaide

Down Pipe Blockage & Regular Guttering/Downpipe Maintenance

Got a blockage in your gutters? Have you got gutter guards installed but you still need to clean the gutters and unblock the down-pipes? Then contact Gutter Guys Adelaide for the best gutter cleaning service in South Australia and the surrounding suburbs like Parkside, Unley, Rostrevor and Norwood.

When it comes to keeping your gutters cleaned and downpipes clear from any built up debris, then you can not go past the professional gutter unblocker at Gutter Guys Adelaide. Every year around the same time, so many people need their gutters cleaned and we often cannot keep up with all the guttering work as well gutter replacement jobs that have been pilling up. It often helps to avoid the seasonal madness when it comes to getting trades services as this will often cause prices to go up compared to in Summer when guttering and downpipes are not on every ones mind unless there is a heavy summer rain.

Gutter Guys Adelaide take care of the gutters for Chemplus, AusPost, Bunning's Warehouse and many other well known companies and maintenance managers that rely on our gutter cleaning service each year to ensure that no water gets inside their commercial buildings or factories. When water starts getting through into warehouses or factories with expensive electrical equipment, then its important to stay on top of the roof and guttering maintenance. Warehouses and factories have sensitive equipment and often require dry and clean storage areas for their companies merchandise and various stock. Imagine if Australia Post Headquarters gutters and downpipes were all blocked up and caused a huge amount of water that destroys all those paper letters and parcels. That's why its important that these commercial companies get quality gutter cleaners that will have the very best experience when it comes to getting commercial gutters cleaned on premises around Adelaide, South Australia.

Why risk getting a guttering company that does not really know what they are doing, or simply just got out of school trying to make some quick money, training themselves on your roofing and likely with no public liability insurances at all if some thing was to go wrong when they are cleaning the gutters or trying to unblock a downpipe. No that the wet season of June is out the way, the heaviest month, with the most rain in Adelaide, SA is July. So get your gutters cleaned, replaced or downpipes unblocked today instead of waiting weeks when a free booking becomes available.

Gutter Cleaning Requirements By Landlords

Did you know that your landlord or real estate agent is responsible for your roofing maintenance and gutter cleaning? Is water getting into your roofing and causing your belongings damage every time it rains because the private landlord doesn't want or feel the need to replace or repair the water leak in the ceiling or roofing areas? Then South Australia has a government department that takes care of all substandard and unlivable homes. They actually need the work so that this department stays operations.

The Housing Improvement Branch, or HIB for short. is tasked with making sure houses and premises are kept to a standard and livable condition called the Housing Improvement Branch, or HIB for short. You can ring them for free or visit. Get a free inspection of your home and make the landlord clean or replace any major damage and maintenance issues around the rental property, Check out lik to the website above for a more detailed description of how they make private landlords make repairs when they are refusing to fix basic maintenance issues around the home that is being rented. The HIB can make applications to the tribunal on your behalf to lower the amount of rent to be paid until the specified problem is repaired. Some of the biggest cases the HIB has had to conduct in SA has been due to leaking roofs and blocked guttering. If you visit their website and take a look, roofing and roof leaks as well as guttering are the first 2-3 points they pick on substandard homes in South Australia.

Have you got a rusted downpipe? The gutters are getting regular blockages and regular waterfalls appear
from the gutters and roofing every time in rains? Then you should contact the Housing Improvement Branch which is the governments watchdog to ensure that the standard of housing around South Australia is kept at a good standard and landlords are held accountable to ensure the properties that they rent out are actually livable according to the South Australian Government. Why not visit the website online that describes in more depth what a tenant must do if their property is falling apart and the landlord refuses to repair certain things and fixtures on your home to save themselves a buck. We are not picking on landlords here, the majority of experienced homeowners and landlords will maintain the investment properties.

If you find that negotiations with your landlord have failed, then start collecting evidence, take photos of the several things itemized on the Home Improvement Branch website. Things like exposed electrical wiring, unlock-able electricity box, windows that locks no longer work effectively, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning and fixing any water leaks around your homes ceilings, downpipes and guttering next time it it rains. Gutter Guys will usually use a garden hose and ensure that the last bits of much are cleared in the gutters and then the downpipe flushed if its blocked up. All to often its usually a tennis balls blocking the downpipe causing the debris to back up gains the gutter and not leave through the storm water, getting the landlord to pay for regular gutter cleaning can prevent further damage to the rental premises. Does that sound strange to you? Its true and pretty much only allowed if its for your legal interest South Australian Parliament and the SA Courts has stated on numerous occasions. Did you know that WorkSafe SA require that two people be onsite when working on heights above two meters? If you do see a contractor working on a roof alone above 2 meters, make sure they are not working or contracted out to your residential premises. Once you have a found a series of major flaws in your home, from the foundations, to pests, vermin, guttering, roof leaks, faulty electrical wiring, the next step is to bring it to the attention of the relevant government bodies like the Home Improvement Branch?

Gutter Gutters Cleaned By The Home Improvement Branch

The best outcome is the landlord realizing that you are serious about getting the maintenance problems around the rental property repaired and up to standard. Especially the guttering and roofing during the winter months in Adelaide, South Australia. The HIB can make an order that you only have to pay half the amount of rent until the maintenance issues are dealt with and the gutters and roofing replaced, cleaned or repaired which ever was the main cause of the roofing maintenance issue. 




Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Cleaning Gutters With Gutter Guards Installed

 Got Gutter Guards & Need Your Gutters Cleaned?


Do you need your gutters cleaned but you cannot get into the guttering because there is a gutter mesh installed? Are the gutters overflowing? Did the gutter mesh gutter protection work? Tired of looking at the pile of leaves and debris on top of your guttering and gutter mesh? Then don't worry Gutter Guys Adelaide can clean gutters that have gutter guards installed, we can even remove and dump all the debris as well as the old gutter mesh.

All to often the gutter mesh salesman had no idea that gutter mesh or any sort of flexible gutter protection systems are predominately used to keep out tennis balls, pests and vermin but not tree debris and especially not gum nuts and gum leaves. The best gutter guards are made of solid metal and will not bend and buckle under the weight of tree debris often ripping micro gutter mesh from the edge of the guttering and into the gutters causing severe blockages in the gutters.

Within a few months the gum tree above your home covers your roofing with tree debris, often blocking up the the guttering and causing major water damage when there is a heavy downpour during the winter months in South Australia. During the summer months there is also the odd heavy shower leading up to winter. June is the beginning of winter in South Australia with heavy showers for weeks on end and then July usually has the highest rainfall count each year in South Australia. 

Does your gutter mesh installation system look like this? Do you need honest and reliable gutter cleaners that can clean gutters with gutter guards installed? Then take a look at our quality roofing services and see for yourself that Gutter Guys Adelaide are the best gutter cleaners in Adelaide, South Australia. We have friendly staff waiting to give you a gutter cleaning quote, simply fill out the contact form on our website for a fast and reliable gutter cleaning service.

Gutter mesh and other similar products are not designed for properties that are directly under gum trees. Quite often installing a gutter mesh type product will result in unnecessary blockages of the down pipes instead of flowing the debris and leaves out into the streets storm water drains.

How To Clean Gutters With Gutter Guards

So you decided to clean the the gutters but realized there is a gutter protection system installed and needs to be completely removed and thrown into the bin or re-installed after the guttering has been cleaned and any blocked up downpipes cleared of any blockages by being flushed out with a garden hose. Depending on what type of gutter guard you have installed on your guttering will depend on the tools required to remove the gutter mesh and clean out the gutters. The hardest part is working out how to clean gutters with gutter guards installed. The dismantling of old gutter guards and mesh can be a tedious job, sometimes taking 3-4hrs to complete on a standard single story home.

The most popular one that is often advertised on television and in the shopping malls is the gutter mesh style guards that are just not designed for residential or commercial premises with large gum trees or any other tree that drops a lot of leaves, bark and branches. This type of the gutter mesh needs to be unscrewed piece by piece, remembering where the gutter mesh capping needs to be put back on. Removing gutter guards and other types of gutter protection systems is a tedious and time consuming task, often taking several hours to remove and clean. Then another couple of hours to re-install the gutter protection system.

                           

Regular Gutter Guard Cleaning

If you have gutter mesh installed, then do not worry. Regular cleaning of the gutter mesh and flushing the gutters with a garden hose will help to make sure the gutter mesh does its job. The main cause of guttering getting blocked even when gutter guards are installed, is because regular roof cleaning was not being carried out on a regular basis. If gutter mesh is cleaned every couple of months then there is not enough time for the leaves, tree debris and sticks to decompose and eventually fall into the guttering and blocking up gutters and downpipes. If you have a large home that needs gutter cleaning but you have no idea about removing the gutter mesh installed, then contact us for a free gutter cleaning quote and have the gutters cleaned out for this winter.