Importance of Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning is commonly pushed to the bottom of the “to do list”. Whether this is due to the difficulty of the task or because it is “out of sight”, there are many consequences that come with a gutter full of debris. Clogged gutters bring a variety of problems to any home owner. Here’s a look at the most common problems that come with clogged gutters.

Attracts Pests

Gutters that become filled with leaves, sticks, and water stand out as a great home for a variety of different creatures. Animals such as birds and squirrels will try to form nests in the gutter, causing the gutters to become even more clogged. Even worse, mosquitos are drawn to standing water and will thrive in your gutters. A simple way to ensure the safety of your gutters from all pests, is to make sure they are cleaned out regularly.

Damages Brackets

When gutters fill up they become heavier, which will eventually cause damage to the brackets. A clogged gutter will not allow it to properly distribute water and cause the gutter to gain too much weight to withstand. The tension of the weight will cause stress on the brackets causing them to crack or break.

Roof Damage

When gutters begin to fill up with debris, the water eventually will flood over the sides. When this happens, there is potential your roof can rot. This can be very expensive to fix and give home owners unnecessary stress.

Foundation Issues

A gutters main purpose is to take the rainfall and direct it to a place in your yard that can better absorb it. However, when a gutter becomes clogged, the water has nowhere to go, and will begin to drip down your home causing cracks in your exterior and eventually making its way to the foundation or basement. The water could cause mold and create an unsafe environment for your family, or could seep into the foundation causing movement or cracks. Fixing a foundation can cost a fortune, so keep them cleaned frequently.

Having a clogged gutter can cause a lot of unwanted stress and expenses for any homeowner. Many of the problems it creates can be expensive and time consuming. Let the experts at Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning give you peace of mind when dealing with your gutter and roof maintenance.


Posted November 1, 2017

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