Brisbane has some of the best weather in Australia but suburbs on the northside in particular such as Caboolture and Morayfield still get hit with some bad weather during storm season. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting severe storms coming to south east Queensland soon, so it’s important to get a licensed roofing plumber to help you prepare. Part of your preparations should include cleaning your gutters to prevent water damage to your home in and around Caboolture. The gutters on your roof are the first line of defence in protecting your property from north Brisbane’s unpredictable elements. They need to be able to capture and disperse the large amount of water that falls during summer storms in Brisbane.
How Prepared Are You For Storm Season?
A recent survey by Budget Direct has found that many home owners throughout Australia and Brisbane are unprepared for wild weather. It’s particularly important for Caboolture and Morayfield homeowners to get ready for the coming storm season given the severe weather events in these suburbs.
The recent survey by Budget Direct uncovered:
- Less than 30% of surveyed Aussies aged 18-44 have an action plan ready if their home is threatened by a storm
- With regards to storm damage, almost 50% of Australians surveyed aren’t sure of what their insurance actually covers, or they don’t have home or contents insurance at all
- Only 1 in 3 Aussies clear their gutters of debris at least once a year, while 4 in 10 (41.1%) clear their gutters at least every few years or have never cleared their gutters
- Only 1 in 5 Aussies (19.3%) are able to stay with friends and family for longer than a year if their home was to become uninhabitable after a severe weather storm
With these sort of figures, it comes as a shock that many Queenslanders aren’t well prepared for storm season. Your best bet is to start by clearing your gutters with the help of a professional roofing plumber such as Hughes Plumbing Contractors.
Why Do Your Gutters Become Blocked?
Gutters are fully exposed to the elements and over time they can become blocked if not properly maintained or cleaned by a trustworthy local plumbing company. Overhanging trees are the primary culprit of blocked gutters in Caboolture and Morayfield and the leaf litter they drop can quickly clog up most guttering systems in just a few months. Additionally, mud and other debris may enter your down pipes causing potentially serious blockages. Without removing this material, water may not be able to pass through your drainage system off your property. As a result, water could back up and get trapped on your roof which is a disaster just waiting to happen. Get in touch with our One Call We Do It All Team of licensed plumbers today and get ready for the big wet.
Why Do You Need To Clean Your Gutters?
The gutters on the roof of your home catch rainwater and redirect it away from your property. By channelling water away from your home, your gutters play a key role in preventing water from seeping inside your home. If water were to leak into your house, significant damage could result in ceilings and walls and other areas such as carpets and electrical systems. Not only this, but it may also result in serious structural problems requiring extremely costly repairs. Hughes Plumbing Contractors recommend cleaning your gutters and clearing blocked downpipes at least once a year before the onset of Brisbane’s storm season to protect your property.
What Happens If You Don’t Clean Your 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 Caboolture and on the northside of Brisbane have a lot of dry leaves in their gutters. Dry leaves are an excellent fuel and should be removed to reduce fire risk. To protect your home, get in touch with Brisbane’s best local roofing plumbers to clean your gutters today.
Professional Roofing Plumbers
Hughes Plumbing Contractors is your local gutter cleaning and repair expert. Using the most modern technologies, we efficiently remove all debris from your gutters quickly with minimal disruption to your daily life. Hughes Plumbing Contractors is fully insured and offer free quotes on all gutter cleaning and repair jobs. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee and service homes and businesses throughout north Brisbane including Caboolture and Morayfield. We even get around the Sunshine Coast, the southside of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.