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Springtime blocked gutters and downpipes

Blocked gutter – Doncaster East

We were recently called in to a property at Doncaster East, as the owner had noticed overflowing gutters at rear of their residence during heavy rain. This could be attributed to blocked gutters and downpipes.

Our roof plumbing professional attended the scene promptly. The leak was located along the joints of the downpipe, which was completely blocked with soil and roots.

We removed the downpipe and managed to clear its elbow areas of the organic debris. The downspout was reinstated, and water flow was back to normal.

Gutter maintenance – Mount Waverly

We assisted our customers at a local school in Mount Waverley with multiple roof gutter maintenance works.

Our roof plumbing team first tackled several downpipe repairs across the property, which had developed signs of damage and rust resulting in water leaks.

Shoe connections in the downpipes were replaced to make them watertight and sections of pop-in spouts and cracked downpipe positions were adjusted.

Further assessment revealed a blocked box guttering, which led to overflow of rainwater. These box gutters were also cleared of obstacles to prevent any future plumbing problems when it rains.

Signs that gutters need spring cleaning

Certain signs can get alarm bells ringing, prompting a need for thorough cleaning of the gutters and downpipes, which are heavily exposed to the elements throughout the year.

When organic debris and vegetation growth accumulate in the gutter system over a long period of time, it restricts the flow of rainwater. This causes overflow, water leak, moisture damage and stains on the ceiling and walls, as well as sagging. Sagging results when gutter and downspout structures bear the brunt of the excessive weight of organic debris. This can harm the overall construction, leading to costly repair bills.

Furthermore, as birds gather leaves and twigs while nesting around box gutters and downpipe junctions, this foliage starts to decompose and can add to the problem mentioned above.

Mosquitos also find it a perfect breeding ground if the water pooling around these structures become stagnant. This mosquito infestation then causes a health risk for the residents and pets alike.

How can Doherty Plumbing Solutions help?

It is essential to do a gutter and downpipe plumbing health check regularly. Before tackling cumbersome gutter cleaning and repairs, we recommend contacting Doherty Plumbing Solutions to get a full assessment of what your specific plumbing needs will be.

Our team can visit your property, survey and investigate any issues and then consult with you to perform any necessary maintenance and repairs. 

You’ll have peace of mind that you are getting the most practical and affordable solution to your springtime gutter plumbing work.

Be it commercial or residential properties, we can assist you. Reach out to our office today!

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