What happens if you don’t clean your gutters?
As we are nearing the end of fall and start of winter, you may be completing your typical yard work tasks like pruning bushes or raking up leaves. Before you head inside to escape the cold, make sure that you don’t forget to take care of your gutters with a professional gutter cleaning! Bubbles’ gutter cleaning service is an essential step when preparing for winter because it will maintain and protect the look and longevity of your home through the long, cold months ahead. If you don’t get a gutter cleaning service, here are some of the costly damages that you could potentially incur as a result of a lack of care and maintenance.
Leaky Roof & Basement
The number one trouble with not getting a professional gutter cleaning each year is the damage it can cause to your roof. The sediment can build up in your gutters and drainage system overflows and has nowhere else to flow but into your roof. Over time, the shingles and wood that make up your roof can begin to decompose and cause leaks. If leaks go untreated, it could create a greater problem if the water and runoff reach the interior of your home. Continual leakage can cause mold, drywall damage, and even electrical hazards.
It’s not just your roof that is at risk for damage. When your gutters are overflowing, water can’t drain properly and pools at the base of your home and could cause foundation issues. The more water that sits at your foundation, the greater the risk of basement and crawl space flooding or even to the main level of your home. Flooding can cause damage to the infrastructure of your home and ruin your possessions making it essential to get a gutter cleaning service done now before the onset of the cold season.
Not only can overflowing and backed up gutters cause damage from rot and leaks, but it also could become the ideal environment for unwanted guests. Mold is one of the main issues that can be caused from a pipeline effect of clogged gutters. When you receive a professional gutter cleaning each year, you could avoid the onset of mold and other fungi from entering your home. Over time, if mold isn’t properly treated, it can cause you and your family health issues like sinus congestion and respiratory problems.
In addition to mold, debris-filled gutters are the perfect habitat for many insects to populate. Mosquitos are attracted to watery, moist areas, while termites are attracted to rotting branches and leaves. These insects can be a nuisance to both you and your home if your gutters continue to go uncared for. Staying on top of your gutter buildup with an annual gutter cleaning service greatly reduces the risk of these insects bothering your family.
Don’t wait until your home is damaged by leaks, mold, and insects! Call the professional gutter cleaning team at Bubbles to schedule your gutter cleaning service.
Posted November 7, 2018