How Cleaning Your Gutters Can Save You Money AND Earn You QANTAS PointsCat McCarthy
What Do Gutter Cleans Have To Do With Frequent Flyer Points?
As mentioned in my last blog, I’m a sucker for collecting QANTAS frequent flyer points. From credit card payments, flying QANTAS and Jetstar, downloading the QANTAS points prompter as a browser extension, converting my Woolworths Everyday Rewards to frequent flyer points, buying (and drinking…) QANTAS wine and the easiest one of all, downloading the QANTAS wellbeing app and completing all of the tasks given.
The QANTAS Wellbeing App is a simple way to earn QANTAS points for doing the checks around our home we should be doing (as prevention is better than cure). The checks you can earn QANTAS points for in the app include checking your blood pressure, your tyre pressure, BMI check and other home safety checks including energy saver checks, smoke detector checks and home security checks.
What does this have to do with plumbing? The app also encourages users to complete both a Flexi Water Hose Check and Gutter Check. QANTAS encourages a gutter clean as ‘gutters are vital roofing components as they direct water away from the home in order to protect the non-waterproof parts of the structure. If gutters are blocked, internal and external damage can occur and this may not be covered by insurance’.
What’s in it for QANTAS? Users can earn up to 450 QANTAS points for completing all of the new home safety checks if they hold a QANTAS home insurance policy (10x more than the amount available to those without QANTAS insurance).
Even without QANTAS insurance, it’s well worth the exercise to undergo all of the home safety checks to ensure your home is safe from any impending disasters due to faulty flexi hoses or blocked gutters, and the small number of points earned for your time doesn’t hurt either. Every point counts!
So, enough about frequent flyer points, let’s talk about a gutter clean and why plumbers AND airline companies think you should spend a bit of time on checking and cleaning them.
Can A Blocked Gutter Cause a Roof Leak?
Out of sight, out of mind? Often the source of hidden plumbing problems, regularly cleaning or replacing your broken gutters can ensure you wont have any future roof problems. Too late? We can help. Our award winning plumbers all receive working at heights training when they join our team and each receive a harness to ensure their safety while providing solutions to your roofing problems.
Our roof experts can provide gutter cleans, repair roof leaks and repair entire roofs and gutters when required. Our initial investigation includes a detailed report, documented by pictures to help you understand the current condition of your roof, and pricing options depending on your budget.We can also provide non-intrusive leak detection on your property. With infrared Leak Detection devices, we quickly detect problem areas that can’t be seen by naked eyes. Our end-to-end infrared inspection procedure will not only address hidden water leaks by also pinpoint energy leaks, electronic leaks and unseen pests that have made a home here. At McCarthy Plumbing Group, gutter and roof repair specialists begin with complete infrared diagnosis procedures to:
- Detect water leaks
- Detect plumbing issues
- Detect pests & rodent nests
- Measure energy efficiency
- Detect moisture that cannot be reached with moisture meters.
We have a wide range of clientele and strive to provide superior roof and gutter repairs, maintenance and replacement solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of every client, residential or commercial. Contact us today for a roof investigation. For information on what to do if your roof leaks, have a read of our blog here.
We are the Western Suburbs’ roof repair specialists, and can provide roof investigation reports for insurance brokers, owners, landlords and property managers. We can also clean blocked gutters for our clients if you’d prefer to outsource this nuisance. Please give us a call on 9931 0905 to schedule a gutter clean or check today.