April Showers Bring May Gutter Cleaning

Spring is officially in full swing here in Illinois, and most homeowners are getting their spring-cleaning lists in order. One task on most cleaning lists is the dreaded process of gutter cleaning. A task most homeowners don't want to tackle themselves but is vital for the health and longevity of your gutters and home. Cleaning your gutters can be dangerous, which is why the experts at Bubbles Windows and Gutter Cleaning recommend scheduling a professional gutter cleaning service. Read on to find out when the best season is to schedule your gutting cleaning service and the long-term benefits of keeping clean gutters.


Best Season to Get Your Gutters Cleaned

You know how the saying goes; April showers bring May gutter cleaning. With winter in the rear-view mirror and the spring rain in full force, you may have noticed the rainwater is not flowing away from your house properly. Several issues could be causing this to happen, but most likely, this is due to clogged or blocked gutters. If you see bunched-up leaves, twigs, and other debris at the end of your downspout, it is time to get those gutters cleaned before it causes additional house-related problems. Blocked or clogged downspouts are just the start (or end) of the problem. Flooded basements, roof leaking, and mold or mildew forming from standing water are just a few issues that can happen if you do not maintain clean gutters. To prevent these issues from happening to your home, we recommend scheduling a professional gutter cleaning service at least twice a year. You should plan your first gutter cleaning service in the fall to remove the leaves from your gutters and your second gutter cleaning service in the spring to remove the additional debris and leaves from the winter months. 


Long Term Benefits of Gutter Cleaning 

Apart from preventing the issues above that can occur if you do not have your gutters professionally cleaned, there are four additional benefits to maintaining clean gutters. 

  1. Prevents water damage to your home: If rainwater is unable to flow away from your home, water will eventually overflow from your gutters and find its way into the foundation of your home. Foundation issues can become very costly repairs. 
  2. Extends the lifespan of your gutters: Leaving gutters clogged can add unnecessary weight and pressure to your gutter system and can cause sagging, detachment, and possible property damage. 
  3. Extends the lifespan of your roof: Waiting too long to clean can result in water build-up and shingle damage, especially when that water turns to ice in the winter months. 
  4. Eliminates areas for rodents and bugs to nest: Clogged gutters are a pests best friend. Removing leaves, twigs, and other debris decreases the likelihood of nesting.

If you have not scheduled your gutter cleaning service for spring yet, contact ustoday for$10 off your next gutter cleaning.

 



Posted May 20, 2021

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