A seamless guide to gutters, from the choice of material and style, to installation and maintenance.
The gutter is a channel or groove which leads rainwater from the top and edges of the building to the ground through a series of shallow through systems. Depending on their designation, gutters can be separated into two main categories:
According to some of Sydney's top accredited gutter cleaners, rain gutters require inspection and complete gutter cleaning, at least, two times a year. Through time and especially during the seasonal changes, gutters will collect dirt, leaves and other particles that will block them. To prevent this, the guttering should be checked and cleaned every once and a while. Dirt may need to be loosened with a stiff brush and collected with a plastic scoop. The ladder must have a leverage above the shallow through that provides a clear view of the gutters. After a thorough clean-up, the remaining dirt and leaves may be flushed down the pipes with a water hose with a trigger nozzle. Downspouts also require a deep clean. In most cases when there's lots of vegetation around, the drainpipes will have to be unclogged as well.
Last updated on the 23-02-2016 by Ariella Polter