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Gutter Cleaning Services in Australia
Gutter Cleaning is one of the most important household maintenance jobs that needs to be done at least twice a year if you live near to trees.
If you do not clean your gutters yourself or hire a professional, you will end up with a lot of problems with your home.
Poor gutter maintenance can lead to pests making your roof their kingdom!
It can also cause your valleys to flood into the ceilings causing electrical damage at the very least!
It also reduces the dampness and mould spores that will spread around your property in the puddles inside your gutters.
I know it is hard to find a good gutter cleaner in your area, they come and go like the wind!
The reason for that is firstly not exactly a glamorous job, and secondly it is downright dangerous!
Most providers find other alternate industries where they can make more money for less risk and hence their Houdini-like disappearance.
I found myself in a similar situation and decided to build a booking service to help you find a great local provider to give you an instant quote.
This website empowers the lesser known hard working individuals out there that are not computer savvy to offer instant quotes and booking service
through the Foreverclean website.
Blocked Downpipes in Australia
A blocked down pipe is the root cause of most of the enquiries we receive through Foreverclean! When you see the water overflowing from your gutters,
it's normally a tell-tale sign that your down pipe is blocked. This means you are due for a gutter clean and should make a booking before the next rainfall.
If you are desperate and want to try and unblock your down pipe yourself, there is a lot of advise on this website of a couple of methods you can use to clear
the blockage. Unblocking the downpipes is the single most important task of a gutter cleaner and if they neglect to perform this job, you unfortunately have
wasted your money. Providers on the Foreverclean website will always check your downpipes to see if there are any blockages. If they do find a blockage, they
will try their best to unblock it for you. It usually is not too much trouble to unblock it as the rubbish is usually stuck in the first angle bend in the
down pipe. Blockages that are difficult for a gutter cleaner to rectify are usually in downpipes with multiple bends in excess of 2.
This usually requires the down pipe to be disconnected in order to clear the blockage and your gutter cleaner will quote you extra to perform this task.
You can also try it out yourself if you are OK with heights! There are a few articles on the Foreverclean website to help you clear out stubborn blockages
in your down pipe!
Why Choose Us?
Everyone has their own song and dance about why they should be chosen! Usually it involves the words professionalism or attention to details, but each website
list the same reasons why they should be chosen. How can a gutter guard installation company differentiate itself from another one? Most gutter guard
installers promote the leafscreener aluminum mesh and very few the bluescope steel gutter guard. Both are by far the best products available to the consumer
and I install and promote both products. I perform all my installations myself and have experience in excess of 1000 installs across NSW. My website makes
it easy for you to meet me and gather extra information and insight that other websites can't offer you. I am the only provider in Australia that offers you
an automated gutter guard installation booking service. As a lot of the price for installing gutter guard involves compensation for fuel and time spent
driving. The automated booking service saves you money and the hassle of waiting at home for me to come and measure your gutters and provide you with a
quote. It also saves me the time and petrol used to drive to your home to give you the quote, so it is a win win situation and I am willing to offer a
discounted rate to customers who are willing to use the automated service. I have a lot of experience working on a roof with a focus on gutter cleaning ,
gutter guard installation and can work safely at any height and on roofs with the steepest of pitches. I'm a really easy going guy and customer's find me
very easy to communicate with and of course I am professional and pay attention to the details. There are many reasons why you should use the gutter cleaners
that are offering their services on the Foreverclean website. The most important is again the automated booking service, if you are happy with their instant
quote you can book them in straight away! (Even at 3am in front of your computer or on your lunchbreak on your mobile phone!) The other reason why you should
book our gutter cleaners is that you can view their profiles and get a good idea of exactly whom you are inviting to your property to carry out the gutter
How can I help you?
Does Gutter Guard Work?
This is the most asked question in the industry, so I thought I might put it on the homepage for all to have a read! "Does gutter guard work?"
The answer is not so simple, as it depends how you define the "work" aspect of the statement. It works to keep sticks and leaves out of your guttering
and keeps your downpipes clear. It does not work to keep pine needles and very fine pollens out of your gutters. If you are reading a website and they
mention the following: YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS AGAIN , close your browser immediately! Suppliers and installers should not use that
wording when selling gutter guard, it's just not true at all. After installation of gutter guard it is highly recommended to get your gutters inspected
for fine debris at least every 12 months. You should have them checked even more frequently if you are exposed to a lot of leaf litter. A leaf screen
has a wide enough hole aperture of 3.5mm to allow unrestricted water flow into the gutters, anything with a narrower hole aperture will cause water to
either bead off the end of the guttering during rain or dew, or sheet over the top of the guttering if the hole aperture is extremely small. If you are
in a Bush Fire rated zone in Australia, then you will unfortunately need to get a gutter guard with a maximum of 2mm aperture to keep the small burning
embers out of the gutters. I can install this bush fire rated gutter guard upon request. So anyway, back to the question, having the 3.5mm aperture does
enable fine materials to get through the mesh. They are usually (but not always) flushed out of the system during the next rainfall and you will have no
buildup. If there is a slope issue with the guttering then the build up will occur quite quickly. It is recommended not to install gutter guard onto gutters
that are older than 10 years, it is wiser for the homeowner to start saving up for new guttering! Gutter Guard is extremely good at aiding in the harvest
of clean water for your household water tanks. When combined with the tanks own dirt filter, gutter guard is an absolute "no-brainer" for households
with water tanks. Which customer would not be satisfied with gutter guard? A customer who has a pine needle tree, sorry guys and girls, there is
nothing you can do except regular gutter cleaning. Please don't get tricked into the smaller holed products, yes they will keep the needles out,
but they will also keep the water out of your gutters due to the holes being too small. A Customer who has damaged, rusted, incorrectly sloped or aged
guttering(10yrs plus), if you fall into this category, it is better to keep cleaning the gutters as much as you can and save up for new gutters.
Customers getting aluminum leaf screener installed within 100 - 200m of salty water. Unfortunately you would have to go with the plastic leafscreener
as the aluminum mesh is too thin and will corrode from exposure to excess salt. Finally gutter guard works at keeping gutter cleaners off your roof.
As your maintenance needs a drastically lowered by the installation of gutter guard, you will not need someone trampling around on your roof or scratching
the gutters with their ladders so frequently!
How to Unblock a Downpipe Without Expensive Tools
Enquiries for gutter cleaning on the Foreverclean website are usually triggered by large rain events across Australia. Usually the customer is in a panic
to get it done before the next stage of the storm hits. I thought it would be a great help to give some advice on our homepage to assist desperate customers
who need to get a down pipe unblocked as soon as possible and as cheap as possible. Please be aware that working from a roof or on a ladder is extremely
dangerous, never follow the instructions below without having someone to help or at least watch out for you. Never carry heavy materials up a ladder
and be aware of the surface where your ladder is set up. Is it flat? Is it slippery? Do I have to set up the ladder on the grass or is there a better
place to set the ladder up. Take it easy and slowly and you will increase your chances of *not* falling from the roof or ladder. You will need a garden
hose, a ladder high enough to reach the top of the down pipe, a pair of gloves and a wire coat hanger(only if you have one, the down pipe can be unblocked
without it , but it can aid in breaking up the material stuck in the down pipe). Setting up the ladder, find the safest place to set up your ladder. If you
ladder is an extension ladder, use a ladder strap, octopus strap or some rope to tie the ladder around the down pipe (at the top end of the ladder) to help
aid against the ladder rocking left or right whilst you ascend later on. Next you need to prepare the hose for the flush. Remove any spray or sprinkler
attachments from the end that you will be putting down the upper mouth of the down pipe. Next remove any connecter on the hose on the end going down the
down pipe so that you just have a "naked" hose. Climb up the ladder with the naked end of the hose and your coat hanger to the entry point to the down
pipe. You need to firstly try and get as much debris out of the entry point to the down pipe as you can safely. Sometimes this is difficult because you
can't get your hand underneath the tile or it's near a corner. If that is the case then use the coat hanger to push the debris through the first bend in
the down pipe. If you do not have a coat hanger you can actually use the naked hose to push the debris through the first bend. After trying multiple
angle you will see that the hose and coat hanger can mould itself to get around that first bend in the down pipe. If you are working from a ladder and
are close enough to the down pipe to give it a generous few punches with your hand, then hit the down pipe a few times on the *under side* of the first
bend. This will help to move the loosened debris to the next bend and will make it easier to wash down when you switch on the hose. Obviously don't hit
it so hard test the down pipe becomes disconnected or damaged in any way. Spend a good five minutes loosening the debris with either the naked hose or
the coat hanger and keep encouraging it along to the next bend in the down pipe by hitting the under side of the pipe itself. After 5 minutes of this,
ask your companion to switch on the hose and wash the debris out of the down pipe. If the water starts to overflow from the top of the down pipe,
then you have been unsuccessful in removing the blockage. In this case switch off the water and repeat the process of trying to loosen the debris stuck
in the bend until you hear it either "Wooosh" down with the water or you hear the debris falling down the pipe. If the entire down pipe fills up with
water and it is not hollow at the base of the pipe, then unfortunately you have a blockage in the pipe leading to the storm water. This could be because
of a random tree root or some other blockage and you would unfortunately need to call a plumber to rectify this blockage.
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