Gutter Cleaning Wellington

Captain Splash is your gutter cleaning expert in Wellington. We service the entire Wellington region including Wellington Central, Porirua, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt.

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What is Gutter Cleaning?

Gutter cleaning is the removal of debris from the inside of rainwater gutters on buildings. This could just be the removal of a few plants, or vacuuming out the entire gutter system.

Even gutter guards are not able to keep your gutter free from debris and plants. A regular check and clean should be scheduled for maintenance reasons and to retain the properties value.

 

Why is it necessary to keep your gutters clean?

Backed up gutters or blocked downpipes can result in water flowing over the back of the gutter against the facia boards or onto other surfaces not designed to handle large volumes of water. In rare instances, if left unattended, water can enter the roof cavity and run over the inside of the soffits and down walls.

Overloaded gutters will sag over time, causing water to pool permanently in certain parts. At this point, the gutter will drain poorly, if at all, and regularly overflow onto undesired areas. It is more time and cost effective to simply maintain your gutters and avoid having to carry out premature repairs.

Gutter cleaning in Wellington is especially important, due to the amount of wind and rainfall we get. Backed up gutters are no rare sight and can damage buildings permanently.

How Captain Splash will clean your gutter

There are a few different approaches to cleaning a gutter in Wellington which we select depending on the circumstances. For grit, sediments and decomposed materials settled on the bottom, we opt for a vacuum unit capable of sucking up this kind of debris. This method allows us to clean up to three storeys high from the ground.

Plants can develop significant root systems in gutters, making them too heavy to suck up with a vacuum unit. In these instances, it is more effective for us to simply get on a ladder, or the roof, and manually remove plants from gutters.

While we are up there, you might also be interested in our roof cleaning service in Wellington.