LAST night's rain and wind kept the SES busy around Tasmania.
By 11.30 pm it had attended eight homes in the North-West, three in the North and three in the South to do with water leaking into homes due to blocked household guttering and drains.
SES Acting Director George Cretu said it was a timely reminder that even though the fire season may be drawing to a close, the maintenance need in relation to keeping guttering, drains and down pipes clear of leaves and debris is just as important now as it is in the summer.
“If you can see a lawn or shrubs growing on your roof and gutters it’s a pretty good indication that you have an increased risk of water damage during heavy rains,'' he said
''Our advice is to get into the habit of regular inspections and maintenance. There are plenty of inexpensive products out there to help protect drains from blockages.”