Clear gutters are essential in thunderstorm season

22 January 2018

The average homeowner and DIY-er knows that their house has gutters and that these gutters need to be cleaned out every once in a while. This is often a task that we push to the back of our minds, but if you procrastinate long enough then it can lead to serious issues (especially in thunderstorm season).

South Africa is famous for its thunderstorms. This brings a host of things to consider about, such as lightning damage and power outages. One thing that you should also keep in mind is that leaves get blown all over your property during a thunderstorm.

Dry leaves aren’t an issue, but when rainwater get thrown into the mix, then it can clog your gutters. Instead of gutters being able to facilitate proper drainage, the water can build up and cause damage to your home’s foundation and walls.

Besides the damage that can be caused to your home, there is also the possibility that the leaves and water can damage your gutters if they are not regularly maintained. Replacing gutters is an unnecessary expense that can easily be avoided with a small investment in time.

Your gutter cleaning schedule will depend on your property, the weather patterns in your area, as well as the amount of leaves that get dislodged after a storm. Some homeowners may be able to maintain their gutters by removing leaves and debris once a year while others will have to do this more often.

Regardless of your cleaning schedule, it’s important to make sure you have the right equipment. At Talisman Hire, you can get everything from gardening equipment for rent to power tolls and other related equipment. Contact us to rent a ladder so that you can safely clean your gutters today.