The photograph above was taken by Mr Inspector, a qualified house inspector, during a building inspection in Mentone.
Although a minor maintenance issue and not a reason to walk away from a house purchase it remains an issue requiring rectification.
Gutter debris will cause rust to the gutters, block the down pipes and then rust them as well. When they are all leaking it can cause timber rot to fascia, damage to eaves due to overflowing in heavy rainfalls, rot to window frames and this excess water leaking is also conducive to termites.
Replacing guttering on a standard home can cost you anywhere from $2000-$4000. Cleaning them out costs you nothing.
This portrays the importance of having a qualified building inspector in Melbourne to carry out a building and pest inspections to locate defects around a home that normally would not be picked up.