Gutter-Vac offers the following range of vacuum cleaning services:
- Gutter cleaning
- Storm water sumps
- Ceiling cavities
- Solar panels
- Rainwater tanks
- Insulation removal
- Flooded basements
- Site clean ups
- Bird droppings
- Cattle dips
- Man holes
Gutter-Vac also installs gutter protections devices. Gutter-Vac's trained operators can recommend the right product for your property and install the product while cleaning your gutters. For more information about gutter guards visit our Gutter-Flow page.
Over the years and throughout the seasons, gutter buildup can cause irreparable damage to even top-of-the-line gutter systems. Gutter maintenance is essential in preventing damage to your home.
Gutter-Vac’s unique equipment easily removes leaves, mud, sludge, dirt and debris from gutters, roofs and drain spouts preventing costly, dangerous problems.
Without proper cleaning, debris left in gutters breaks down and forms a destructive sludge. Over time, this sludge causes the formation of rust, degrading gutters and causing the need for expensive gutter replacement.
Gutters are designed so that the gutter is higher at the front than the back (for a tidier finish). As a result, when rainwater can’t drain from the gutters as intended, the rainwater will flow over the back of the gutters rather than the front. The rainwater may then travel into the ceiling cavity and down through the ceiling and in to the property - damaging decor, carpets and electrical items. Water can also flow to the foundations of a property, which can be extremely dangerous.
Rotting gutter debris also provides a perfect environment for a great number of vermin, including snakes, spiders, mice, cockroaches and mosquitoes - all of which spread disease. Some of the problems and diseases associated with these vermin include salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, polio, allergies and encephalitis. Many property owners spray in and around their property for pests, but leave the food source and breeding environment in their gutters.
Fire departments around the globe recommend property owners regularly clean their gutters to reduce the risk of spreading fire. Dry gutter debris is a fuel source for wild fires and property fires. During a fire, embers from gutter debris become airborne and are carried away by the wind, landing miles away. In a wildfire, it is the embers that typically cause more home fires than flames from the initial blaze.
Nutrient pollution is consistently ranked as a major cause of water pollution. Gutter debris contains materials rich in nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) and when it rains, it washes these highly-concentrated chemicals from rooftops and gutters into waterways causing algae that kills fish and other wildlife. You can do your part by keeping your gutters clean.
Gutter-Vac employs powerful vacuums with custom-built attachments that remove debris more effectively than any other cleaning method. Each vacuum unit incorporates “wet-dry” technology so sludge and other wet materials pose no problem. And since the debris is removed into large drums, it is easily taken off site with no mess left behind. If it doesn’t have the Gutter-Vac name, it's not Gutter-Vac clean.
Gutter-Vac services properties of all sizes and offers a range of effective, comprehensive services, which are all backed by our satisfaction guarantee
Gutter-Vac is happy to provide a free photo analysis, gutter report and preventative maintenance plan with every standard gutter cleaning service. The Gutter-Vac roof report and preventative maintenance plan are useful tools to help you stay abreast of gutter issues and help prevent costly repairs.
Gutter cleaning is a hazardous task fraught with danger. WorkSafe found that :
- on average there are at least three deaths per year due to falls from height;
- 7% of all lost time injuries and diseases (LTI/Ds) involve falls from heights, about 1,295 LTI/Ds each year;
- incidences increased 27% during the five year period from 2003/04 to 2007/08; and
- on average, each injury involving a fall from a height results in about 90 days off work. In 2007/08 the total number of days lost increased by a factor of five compared to 2003/04.
All Gutter-Vac operators are trained in safety and comply with all State and National safety requirements and carry comprehensive insurances.
You can depend on Gutter-Vac’s compliance with the highest quality and safety standards. We guarantee client satisfaction. Our one-of-a-kind technology is available only to Gutter-Vac’s customers and is operated by a team of skilled specialists that are reliable, punctual and put safety first in this potentially dangerous industry.