Santa told us here at The Leaf Man Australia that there were some very dirty gutters indeed, as well as some slippery roofs and dodgy roof tiles. But if you haven’t got experience in roof landing and walking, like Santa, then make sure you call in a professional to get clean gutters, free of debris and ready for summer.
Recently our Sydney and Melbourne teams worked closely with local communities to get their gutters and roofs ready for summer’s potential dangers.
It is essential that you and your family are prepared. The message from the Rural Fire Service is to:
Prepare. Act. Survive.
The Leaf Man Gutter Mesh Gutter Guard has been helping Australians to protect their homes from bush fire for over 14 years.
How does The Leaf Man Gutter Guard help to protect my home from bush fire?
The Leaf Man Gutter Guard is installed on to your gutter and has been designed to leave no gaps between your gutter and your roof line. It ensures that your roof line is sealed off and you have clean gutters which in turn helps to protect your roof as well as your gutters from flying embers.
What makes The Leaf Man gutter Guard the best option for my home?
The Leaf Man Gutter Guard has been granted from the CSIRO a zero flammability certificate – this means that there is 0 chances that it will become flammable in a fire – unlike other gutter mesh products made from aluminum or plastic. The Leaf Man Gutter Guard will not ignite or melt under intense heat and is anti-corrosive. Hot embers landing on The Leaf Man Gutter Guard will simply burn out.
Of course the intensity of a bushfire is hard to predict – Protecting your gutters is one step of your families bush fire survival plan.
Your family’s Bush Fire Survival Plan
We have compiled the following list of information to help you prepare the best you can for the approaching bush fire season.
The information follows and compliments the guidelines of the Rural Fire Service.
Ensure you have clean gutters, free of debris. Gutters without any gutter mesh protection will need to be cleaned weekly.
Immediate installation of The Leaf Man Gutter Guard onto your gutters will protect your gutters and roof line. Only roofs with steel gutter guard installed are classified as ‘constructed for bushfires ’*The Leaf Man only installs steel gutter guard
Ensure your yard, including all paths on the sides of your home are free from flammable material, dry leaves and twigs
Prepare yourBush Fire Survival Plan
A thought out plan that has been discussed with your family and written down ensures that everyone will know what to do in the event of a fire.
Become familiar with the new bush fire ratings
SEVERE – only well prepared homes may provide shelter
EXTREME – At extreme it may be dangerous to stay in any home which is not constructed for bushfires. Homes need to have steel gutter guard to be in this category
CATASTROPHIC – means that the potential for loss of lives is very possible. The recommended option is to leave early
Become familiar and follow the new fire warnings*
ADVICE means fire is in your area stay up to date
WATCH AND ACT MEANS a bush fire is approaching. Put your bush fire survival plan into action.
EMERGENCY WARNING means a fire is about to impact. Any delay puts your life at risk
*information from the Rural Fire Services www.rfs.gov.au