The Importance of Gutter Cleaning
Homeowners are often unaware of the importance of gutter cleaning and ongoing maintenance, which can result in a costly oversight. When gutters are routinely inspected and cleaned, issues can be identified and corrected before major problems develop.
The primary purpose of gutters and downspouts is to route water a safe distance away from your home, so the foundation, soil, and the exterior walls are protected. However, when gutters become clogged with leaves and debris, they tend to develop leaks, detach from the fascia and lead to other issues.
How Gutter Cleaning Saves You Money
In order for gutters to be thoroughly inspected and cleaned, it requires climbing ladders, knowing how to identify potential signs of damage, and cleaning out the dirt, rotting leaves, and moss that are commonly found in neglected gutters. This chore is not something that many people care to do on their own. Fortunately, hiring a company that specializes in gutter care can save you the hassle and save you money in the long run.
Here are a few ways that professional gutter cleaning services will protect you and your home:
#1 Avoid Mold Issues: Properly working gutters prevent rainwater from saturating the ground directly around the foundation of your home. When moisture becomes trapped or the structure of your home remains wet, mold and mildew problems can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Further, because mold is a fungus that cultivates rapidly, it can cause health problems as well. If it begins to grow out of control, mold spores are released into the air and result in asthma, skin and respiratory issues, headaches, and more.
#2 Prevent Water Issues in the Foundation or Basement: Oversaturated soil in and around the vicinity of your home can lead to water issues, even flooding in the basement, if water is not diverted away. Clean gutters and downspouts will help prevent water from seeping into the underlying areas of your home.
#3 Protects Your Landscaping: When water downpours from the roof, it can damage landscaping and plants. It can also result in erosion and when too much soil washes away from around your foundation, it can lead to the need for expensive repairs. For this reason, protect your investment; it is more cost-effective to be proactive and have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis.
Consider Gutter Guards
In addition to gutter cleaning, we also install gutter guards. Properly fitted gutter guards reduce the frequency of cleaning by preventing large leaves, pine needles, and twigs from clogging downspouts easily. That’s why it’s important to cover your gutters with a durable and long-lasting material and to have them professionally installed.
In case you don’t cover or clean your gutters as you should and now you have loose or damaged gutters, don’t worry we still have you covered 😉
Call and ask for a free in-person gutter repair estimate today!