You need to make sure you Clean Your Gutters to ensure you don’t do lasting damage to your property.
Unfortunately, many of us wait until late into the fall season when the very last leaf falls before we decide that it is time to clean our gutters, exposing our home to damage and/or making the job so much harder to do.
When Should You Clean Your Gutters?
You Should Clean Your Gutters a couple of times a year at least! Depending on the environment your home is situated in you may need to do this more. We advise you clean your gutters seasonally to ensure they are ready for whatever wild weather the next season brings.
Failing to Clean Your Gutters can result in thousands of dollars in fixing the roof, gutters, pipes, landscaping and more!
Excess water on your roof literally wreaks havoc on your home’s structure. The gutter system of a house is designed to move water down from the roof and away from the home and it’s foundation for proper drainage. Blocked gutters achieve the exact opposite, as water that gets dammed up in the gutters finds the path of least resistance when it tries to drain and this often means it works right into the walls and ceilings of your house.
Failing to Clean Your Gutters will also result in the following:
The first and most obvious issue with full gutters is simply a weight problem. When that debris gets wet it absorbs the rain water like a sponge and becomes extremely heavy. This puts stress on your gutters and their hanging brackets, and can pull the gutters off the house or snap them in two. This is an incredibly costly result of failing to clean your gutters.
Overflowing water from the gutters can also damage the paint on a home as it flows down your brickwork. Worse still, water can end up on the inside of your walls doing very expensive damage to the interior of your home.
If your basements are flooding or you have noticed cracked foundations this can also be a result of blocked gutters. Overflowing water will find its way down this low in your home eroding whatever is in its path.
While it isn’t a fun job to do, failing to clean your gutters will result in a very costly mistake. Read some of our other blogs or contact us for advice on how to clean your gutters properly. Alternatively you hire a professional to do the job for you.