Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The importance of Gutter Cleaning

Why Clean out your Gutters?

We all love hanging out at home.  Most of the time, we take advantage of our homes.  Appreciating that everything works and functions the way that it is supposed to.  It is always a surprise when something happens that we just do not have time for.  

Regular maintenance helps make our homes easy to deal with.  Getting a ladder our a cleaning out our gutters a couple of times a year helps the water flow off of our homes the way that it should.  If the gutters get clogged up, then the water backs up the roof, which causes the roof to leak and it all goes downhill from there.  Water pools in the attics, then down the drywall. Paint starts to peal, and so many other property damage problems can happen.  

Cleaning out the gutters also prevents water from pooling in the gutters themselves.  Over time, if gutters are not cleaned out, then they can begin to rust through, causing the gutters to not work.  This also becomes an eyesore on the home.  

There are many professionals who will come out and clean out the gutters.  They can identify problems too.  The gutters need to slope in the direction of downward water flow too.  Placing a level on the bottom of the gutter will help you determine if this is one of your problems, if your gutters are not working properly.

If you can, set a schedule of cleaning out your gutters in the spring and the fall.  Clean out all debris, leaves, sticks, gravel, even trash that has been blown in from the wind.  This will help you keep you from replacing your gutters sooner than you need.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.  We love to help.

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