About Gutter Vacuum
Gutters are an essential factor in the waterproofing of homes and other buildings. Collecting and channelling rainwater shed from the roof, they protect a building?s foundation by diverting water which would otherwise accumulate at its base, and also protect walls from the damp penetration and erosion which would otherwise be a result of flowing water streaming down them.
However, it?s important to maintain gutters in tip top condition so that they can continue to function at full capacity. When rainwater runs off a roof it carries with it loose particles of debris which accumulate there. These particles are deposited in the gutter and the force of the flow may not be strong enough to move them along to the down pipe, resulting in a build up of sediment which will further impede the flow. Additionally, leaves and items dropped by birds and even wind blown refuse can all cause blockages in gutters, which can then overflow at a low point and cause water leakage into the house, with resultant costly repairs. Accumulated sediment and stagnant water may even encourage plant life to take root in the gutters. Ideally, gutters should be checked and cleaned twice a year.
Fortunately, there is a method of cleaning out debris from gutters which doesn?t involve the potential hazards of climbing a ladder. Gutter vacuums with angled cleaning heads and lightweight extending poles and which are especially designed to deal with wet material take the peril out of gutter cleaning by allowing the task to be performed from a safe position firmly on the ground. Available are both used and new gutter vacuums. Spare poles and accessories are also offered.