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Are Your Gutters Ready for Bushfire Season?

Bushfire season can be absolutely devastating to your family’s home and lives, especially when you are unprepared. Some preventative measures you can take to help your home, should you find yourself in the situation of fires occurring locally, is to make sure your gutters are ready for bushfire season.

Our recommendations for preparing your gutters for bushfire season are:

⦁ Cleaning out your gutters

The accumulation of dried leaves built up in your gutters can be detrimental if a fire is nearby. Dried leaves can easily ignite and spread fire if embers land on them. Cleaning out your gutters, drains and downpipes of all debris before bushfire season is highly advised.

⦁ Installing a gutter guard

If you’re not keen on regular gutter cleaning, a gutter guard could be a worthwhile investment. Though a misconception, gutter guards need less frequent and easier cleaning due to reduced buildup. Often just a hose out is sufficient for gutters that have guards installed.

For homes in high-risk bushfire areas, consider roof sprinkler systems and water pumps linked to rainwater tanks for added safety. Having additional ways to wet your house should a bushfire be approaching your home’s perimeter can be extremely helpful.

The team at Newman and Barker Plumbing has vast amounts of experience in aiding the fireproofing of your homes through plumbing work. If unsure about gutter readiness for bushfire season or seeking ways to enhance home safety, call today on 02 4625 5409 or visit us at Unit P 9/5/7 Hepher Rd, Campbelltown NSW 2560, Australia.

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