Increase Your Family’s Health and Well Being Whilst Removing the Risk of Property Damage.
We see it all the time, sometimes when it really is too late. Dirt blown in on the winds, during storms, built up leaf debris combined with moisture in the gutters and spouting hosting health damaging mould and moss placing the occupant’s health at risk. This same material can also provide a paradise for vermin such as cockroaches, ants, spiders, mice and even the occasional rat; not to mention the damage and nasties of nesting birds.
We have the Solution to the 5 Health Destroying, Creepy Crawly, Property Damaging and Potentially Dangerous reasons to have your Roof and Gutters Cleaned:
Reason 1: Preserve Your Health
That greeny black tinge that appears on your roof and around the gutters is called mould and lichen moss. With sufficient build up of this nasty stuff millions of microscopic spores are released dropping into the roof cavity and making their way into the building via the circulation vents installed to help the building breath.
The health risks to the occupants include headaches, nausea, respiratory symptoms, sore throats and the list goes on. It is now common knowledge that mouldy buildings can present a serious health risk to those who dwell or work within them. For asthmatics this can be more serious as many of us are living under a cultured and cultivated mould farm.
Reason 2: Creepy Critters
The build up of organic matter in the gutters makes for a very attractive home for all kinds of creepy critters, such as Cockroaches, Ants, Spiders, Mice and Rats. None of these creepy crawlies usually are a welcome guest within the home.
Birds too seek out spaces on the roof and gutters for nesting opportunities, places where there is a build up of leaves, twigs and grasses represent a nesting opportunity. The problem is that wild birds often carry disease and represent a health risk.
Reason 3: Risk of Internal Damage
Gutters that are full of dirt and debris run the risk of overflowing back into the eaves of the building causing water damage on the drywall, creating damp spots in the insulation of the roof adding to the risks of mould and mildew. Internal water damage during heavy rain could lead to significant ceiling leakage and damage within the home.
The damage can include water damage to carpets and flooring, paint peeling and mould build up on the plaster or dry wall. Damage can be caused to hanging pictures, photos and family treasures, also water damage to electrical equipment or worse shorting circuit breakers, generally making the building unsafe.
Reason 4: Risk of External Damage
The weight of the contents of your gutters can cause them to come away from the eaves of the building, which can be unsightly. The function of the gutters is to channel water into downpipes and into the property’s storm water or sewage. Gutters that have come away from the building leave the water running off the roof and causing drainage issues or, in heavy rains, flooding of the property.
Reason 5: Accident Prevention
This last issue isn’t related to the cleanliness of the roof or gutters, but is related to the use of ladders required to complete the job of cleaning the roof and gutters. According to statistics released by a Flinders University study on ladder use; 3,486 fall related injuries resulted in hospitalisation in 1997 alone.
The solution to these 5 Health Destroying, Creepy Crawly, Property Damaging and Potentially Dangerous reasons: Use Melbourne Clean to clean your roof and gutters.
(03) 9708 8448.
If you’re thinking about having your roof and gutters cleaned, we offer these 4 Recommendations:
Make a commitment to yourself to have your roof and gutters cleaned. The longer they remain collecting leaf debris, dirt and host those creepy crawlies, getting heavier and less efficient at carrying away the water, the sooner one or two of the risks we have pointed out could become an expensive reality. Plus the longer you have to breathe all the pollens, fungus and dust may be growing in your roof and gutters.
List your objectives. Do you want only the dirt removed, something you could do with a rented machine. Or do you want the bacteria, fungus and lichen moss removed, which will require specialist equipment, like we use. Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company — or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price — knowing that company might not be in business tomorrow.
Ask questions. The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers. Here are the questions I suggest you ask:
1. What method of roof and gutter cleaning do you recommend?
2. What type of equipment do you use to clean the roof tiles and gutters?
3. What does your equipment remove from my roof and gutters?
4. How often should I get my roof and gutters cleaned?
5. Are you insured for property damage, public liability and work cover; will you show me evidence of these coverage types
Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, competent professional, invite him into your home and ask for a specific quotation in writing. A written quotation gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost — no surprises.
By following these four recommendations, you’ll gain all the information you need to make an informed, intelligent decision. If you want a quick, cheap roof and gutter cleaning job, many companies in the phone book can help you.
But if you want your roof and gutters to be completely and thoroughly cleaned — removing the bacteria, fungus, lichen moss, pollens, leaf debris and dirt — then I invite you to call us,
(03) 9708 8448.
Our Professional Gutter Cleaning Service
- Clean all debris from gutters and the roof
- Clean and check all downpipes and valleys
- Check roof tiles for any damage
- Check roof structure for any leaks
- Clean existing gutter guards and make any repairs if necessary
- Check for and remove birds nest
- Will provide you with a free roof & gutter report
- Will advise you when it is time to have your next gutter clean
- Will neatly place the gutter waste in your gardens so you can use the nutrient-rich waste as mulch
We’d be happy to answer your questions, provide you a cost estimate over the telephone, or come into your home and give you a free written quotation — without obligation of any kind. To reach us, call (03) 9708 8448.