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No Drain Pain Again: The Importance of Clean Gutters

By Tyler Kirk | Gutter Cleaning

Each year, home improvement retailers make about $409 billion in the United States alone. For DIY enthusiasts, visiting their local home improvement store is something they do quite often.

While there are a number of projects you can take on by yourself, there are other tasks that will require the help of a professional. When the time comes to get your home's gutters cleaned, you will need to reach out to professionals.

Having clean gutters will allow water from damaging various components of your home. The longer you wait to have this type of work done, the more debris your gutters will ultimately collect.

The following are just some of the reasons why clean gutters are a must for any home.

Clean Gutters Are A Great Way to Prevent Water Damage

One of the main reasons why cleaning your home's gutters is important is due to the water damage it can help to prevent.

Most homeowners fail to realize that water damage is the leading cause of home structural problems. The main reason why gutters are installed on a home is to channel water away from the roof and foundation.

If the gutters are clogged, it is only a matter of time before your roof and foundation begin to suffer. Not only can blocked gutters damage your home's foundation, it can lead to significant roof leaks.

When left unattended, these leaks can damage ceilings, fascia boards and other parts of your home. By taking action, you can keep your gutters clean and your home dry.

Pests Tend to Nest in Clogged Gutters

As time goes by, a number of leaves, twigs, and other debris will begin to fill your home's gutters. These materials are generally used by pests like rats, insects, and birds to build nests.

Not only can this material be a breeding ground for pests, it can lead to fungus as well. As the debris in the gutter decomposes, it will help to support the development of fungi and mildew.

If tree seedlings begin to grow in your gutters, it can cause significant damage to your roof. The best way to avoid these problems is by hiring professionals to clean the gutters on a regular basis.

Protect Elements of Your Landscaping

For most homeowners, investing money in professional landscaping is a no-brainer. Not only does landscaping make a home more appealing, it can also make it more valuable as well.

When done correctly, landscaping can help to regulate extreme temperatures and make your home more comfortable.

Protecting your landscaping from the dangers of a clogged gutter is essential. If the water from a rainstorm is not carried away by a gutter system, it can cause things like soil erosion and flooding.

Instead of letting your landscaping suffer due to a lack of maintenance, you need to have your gutters cleaned. The money paid for this type of maintenance will be worth it considering the issues it can help you avoid.

Keep Your Basement Dry

Basement flooding is also common for homes that have clogged gutters. The clogged gutters will generally overflow and spill lots of water into the basement area of your residence.

Not only will this flooding destroy the items you have housed in this area, it can lead to the development of grime and mildew. Having mildew spores in your home can trigger allergic reactions and may even cause respiratory problems.

The only way to minimize the risk of this type of flooding is by having your gutters routinely cleaned by professionals. These professionals will have the time and the tools needed to get this job done in no time at all.

Gutter Cleaning Extends Your Roof's Lifespan

The cost of a new residential roof can be quite substantial. Most homeowners do all they can to prolong the lifespan of their existing roof.

One of the best ways to keep your roof damage free is by cleaning the gutters routinely.

In the winter months, clogged gutters may trap ice. This can lead to a lot of additional weight and stress being put on the home's roof.

Also, clogged gutters will not drain properly, which can lead to water lingering on the roof. If this water freezes, it can cause shingle damage and extensive roof leaks.

Failing to properly maintain your gutter system can lead to you replacing your roof prematurely. The money paid to gutter cleaning professionals will pale in comparison to the cost of a new roof.

Clean Gutters are Safer

If you have children living in your home, the main focus you should have is keeping them safe.

This is why investing money into home maintenance is so important. Gutters that are filled with debris are at a higher risk of detaching from a home and crashing into the ground below.

If you or a member of your family is standing below a gutter when it collapses, it can cause significant injuries. Avoiding this dangerous situation is easy with the help of gutter cleaning professionals.

Avoid Damage to Your Gutter System

Cleaning gutters not only reduce the chance of damage to your home's roof and foundation, it can keep your gutter system in good shape as well. Neglecting to provide this vital system with maintenance can lead to it collapsing.

Not only will this require you to get a new gutter system, you may have other structural damage to contend with. By doing a bit of research, you should have no problem finding a gutter cleaning company to perform this maintenance.

In Need of a Good Gutter Cleaning?

As you can see, clean gutters can benefit you a number of different ways. An experienced gutter cleaning company can get this work done quickly and correctly.

Are you in need of comprehensive gutter cleaning services? If so, give us a call today to find out how we can help.

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