Trimming Tree Branches helps to Prevent Clogged Gutters

Oct. 10, 2014

One of the most unpleasant home maintenance activities a homeowner can commit to doing is cleaning up their clogged gutters. Not only is the job dirty and stinky, it can be very dangerous. This is especially true if you decide to clean your gutters yourself and venture onto the roof, because it poses a potential hazard. Cleaning your home’s gutters is a necessary chore that all homeowners should be aware of.

Still, in a homestead that has a lot of greenery, especially trees; one cannot forgo the occasional cleaning of gutters that inevitably become clogged by falling leaves. There are several ways to go about preventing the regular clearing of gutters, and while the prospect of actually cutting down the greenery in and around the house may be unthinkable, there are always better and less destructive alternatives.

Trimming tree branches helps to prevent clogged gutters, generally because shorter tree branches equates to less leaves that fall near or on the roof. Of course, this doesn’t always equate to an easy, much less safe, job. Trimming the branches off trees near your home is yet another home maintenance activity that should be considered, but undertaking it safely should be a primary concern just as cleaning your gutters.

Of course, you can always opt to hire professionals who undertake the cleaning and trimming, and these in themselves have their benefits. Not only are professional gutter cleaning services vastly superior to DIY trimming, but you can save time and avoid potential risk of injury having a professional do it for you. And, professionals can produce superior results.

The Benefits of Trimming Branches for General Gutter Maintenance

When it comes to gutter maintenance, it takes more than just preventing clog gutter and drains to guarantee that the gutter’s material doesn’t eventually get eaten away by rust or damaged by stagnant moisture. While trimming tree branches helps to prevent clogged gutters, it also ensures that branches do not damage the roof when strong winds, storms, or lighting occurs. Believe it or not, trees can be prime natural lighting rods. So, keeping branches well-away from your roof also ensures that the overall structural integrity of your roof is not compromised by lighting as well as falling branches.

Of course, trimming tree branches helps to prevent clogged gutters, but this is not the only means by which one can guarantee the smooth and unimpeded flow of water. Making sure that the gutters are cleaned manually either with a good old-fashioned gutter rake or with the help of gutter vacuums should do the trick. It is important to make sure that gutters are kept clean of leaves, especially during autumn season.

Old-fashioned tools may be too cumbersome to go about such tasks in a quick and efficient manner, and may even cause damage to your gutters and roof, but gutter vacuums provide a faster and more efficient alternative. Gutter cleaning services such as that of Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning provide exactly that kind of service. For more information on vacuum gutter cleaning, please visit:

Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning
Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089

Alasdair Collis
Ph: 0410 614 924
Fax: 03 9438 2743

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