The only diverter which filters the water before it goes in the water butt and you can turn the diverter on and off by means of rotating the filter basket and there is also an automatic cut off when the water butt is full.
Cleaning the filter is a 30 second job. No tools needed.Standard diverters do not filter the water and block very easily. When blocked it is not easy job to open up the diverter to clean it out.
Fits both round and square down pipes The Gutter mate filter allows you to remove the Balloon strainer in the top of the drainpipe and then the rain water will wash the debris down the drainpipe into the filter, this works very effectively.
The filters have been in operation since the end of 2004 and to date they have worked as they were designed allowing the users to keep their feet on the ground and not on a ladder.
The Health and Safety Executive brought out new regulations in early 2006 with regard to working at heights, the essence of which was that if you can avoid working at heights on a ladder you should do so.
Soakaways and Drains Are very easily blocked by leaves, moss and sand from the guttering. The filter prevents debris being washed down the drainpipe into the soakaway or drain. Blockages of either of these can be very expensive to fix relative to the cost of the filter.
The construction of the filter is in Polypropylene and is UV stabalised. It will have the same life as the drainpipe and will not fade due to sun light. The filter has had UV tests done by one of the largest guttering manufacturers in the country.