Gutter Cleaning Brisbane (Northern & Inner West)
Gutter cleaning in Brisbane and Queensland is a dirty business. This is mainly due to the inclement weather we have from time to time. Summer storms and potential bush fires often affect properties in Brisbane. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? Do not leave it to chance; call Brisbane River Gutter Clean today on for a free gutter cleaning quote.
As mentioned already, bad weather can cause havoc in Brisbane. Torrential rains can cause flooding and damage to properties if gutters and downpipes are not flowing properly. Homes that are surrounded by or close to large trees, such as gum trees, leopard trees and jacarandas are most susceptible.
How often should you have gutters cleaned?
Professionals in the Brisbane area recommend that gutters be cleaned at least twice a year. It is easy to forget about gutter cleaning with all the other responsibilities and pressures people have. That is why Brisbane River Gutter Clean offers a free reminder service. This takes one less job for you to do off the list.
A great prevention for blocked gutters is gutter guards. They can prevent the gutters and downpipes from becoming full of debris such as leaves, twigs, dirt etc. If fitted by an expert gutter guard installer, they are a cost-effective solution. However, a common mistake many property owners make is believing that gutter guards are maintenance-free. This is not the case! Leaves build up on top of the guard and eventually decompose and filter through the holes in the guard causing the gutters to clog and overflow.
What is the average cost of gutter cleaning in my area?
According to www.hiretrades.com.au, roof gutter cleaning costs between $150 and $550.
Here is a breakdown they did of prices.
For a single storey house with 2 bedrooms, it may cost $150 to $250.
A single storey house with 4 bedrooms, may cost between $250 to $350.
For a double-storey townhouse, expect to pay $200 to 250.
$200 to $350 for a double-storey house.
$350 to $550 for a double-storey house with 4 bedrooms.
$300 to $500 for a three-storey house.
You may see flyers with cheaper prices but the phrase, ‘you get what you pay for’, is definitely true when it comes to Brisbane gutter cleaning. Many have found out the hard way why some gutter cleaners are so cheap. Shoddy work, a big mess left behind, damage caused to roof or gutters are just a few tell-tale signs of a ‘cheap’ gutter cleaner.
If you want a Brisbane gutter cleaner you can trust to do the job right the first time, then contact us today for a free quote.
"Oh Allen thank you so much! Awesome to have someone be so honest with what the issue is. I appreciate it so much. Will be in touch next time we need some gutter works." Bree
Is gutter cleaning worth it?
Gutter cleaning is one of those jobs people love to hate. It is time consuming getting the ladders out and climbing up and down as you move across the gutter. Not only that but it can be a very messy job too.
A regular gutter cleaning schedule is essential for the maintenance of your property. In Brisbane, due to the possibility of bushfires, gutter cleaning is even more of a necessity. A build-up of leaves, branches and other debris in your gutters poses a serious fire risk. It only takes one ember from a nearby fire to ignite the dry leaves or twigs on your roof or in your gutters.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service says, ‘A well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire’. They offer the following tips to prepare your property for bushfire season.
Clean your gutters of leaves and twigs
Install metal gutter guards
Repair damaged or missing tiles on the roof
Install fine metal mesh screens on windows and doors
Attach a fire sprinkler system to gutters
Keep lawns short and gardens well maintained
Cut back trees and shrubs overhanging buildings
Clean up fallen leaves, twigs and debris around the property.
From one extreme to another! Brisbane also gets many torrential downpours. Did you know that Brisbane sits on a flood plain? This increases the chances of flooding. Regarding flood preparation, the SES (State emergency service) regional manager for Brisbane told ABC News, "Clear the gutters of leaves to ensure they're not going to overflow if we have a downpour of rain."
We hope you can see how essential regular gutter cleaning in Brisbane is now. If the aforementioned wasn’t enough, did you know that your home insurance might be invalid if your gutters are blocked?
Insurance provider NRMA stated, “Home Insurance provides cover for unexpected events that are outside of your control. It is not designed to cover damage that could be avoided by regular maintenance. An example of this is roof damage. If your roof hasn’t been reasonably maintained and this has contributed to the damage you want to claim for, you might not be covered.”
Can you clean your gutters yourself?
The short answer to this is, yes. Nevertheless, a word of caution – there is the risk of injury or even death when working on ladders or heights. According to Safe Work Australia, working at heights remains to be a leading cause of work fatalities. Between 2015 and 2019:
122 workers were killed following a fall from heights.
The greatest number of fatalities involved falling from buildings and other structures.
The construction industry accounted for 40% of fall-related fatalities.
You can probably get away with cleaning the gutters or roof of a single storey building yourself. However, for a double, three-storey or higher you really should call in a professional gutter cleaning service.
At Brisbane River Gutter Clean, safety is first. We always set up our height safety equipment for safe access to all gutters and in compliance with current legislation. We never cut corners when it comes to the safety of our workers, our clients, or the public. You can rest assured that we take our job seriously. That is why we have been in business for nearly 19 years and have so many return clients. If you want the services of one of the most experienced Brisbane gutter cleaners, contact us today, you will not regret it.
What to check for when choosing a gutter cleaning contractor
There are plenty of gutter and roof cleaners in the Brisbane area. How do you know you are choosing a good one? Here are a few things to check for when choosing a gutter cleaning service in Brisbane.
Make sure they are a gutter clean specialist
Check that they have the appropriate insurances and working at heights training
Ensure that the contractor will use his harness while carrying out the work
Ask if they provide ‘before & after photos’
If the checklist above is affirmative, then you are most likely in safe hands. Brisbane has been plagued recently with cowboy contractors and many people have been stung. Don’t fall victim to them, make sure to ask the right questions and don’t feel pressured into using a contractor if you are not 100% confident they are up to the task.
Brisbane River Gutter Clean have been cleaning gutters for over 19 years. We service areas such as Tarragindi, Bardon, Ferny Hills, Stafford Heights, Holland Park, The Gap and Chelmer to name a few.
If you want a gutter cleaning service with the runs on the board, get in touch today for a free quote.