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.
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.
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.
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
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
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