What could Happen if I don’t Clean my Gutters?
If you do not clean your gutters, you are exposing your home to a number of potential hazards. Besides the obvious water damage that could potentially be caused to your home, there are other risks blocked gutters lead to. Firstly, when stagnant water and other debris sits in your gutters long-term, they quickly cause rust to form. This can seriously degrade gutters and lead to the need for more expensive, yet completely preventable, gutter replacement. Secondly, rotting gutter debris can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and cockroaches that may spread to the rest of your property. Finally, after our long dry spell, many homes around Brisbane have a lot of dry leaves in their gutters. Dry leaves are an excellent fuel and should be removed to reduce fire risk.