We understand that your gutter may not be at the top of your priority list.
Or, most people believe that it’s common not to think about it until it’s too late. Before we understood this and started making a living from it, we were in the same boat and wanted to go home and spend time with our family without knowing the issues that can arise from dirty/clogged gutters.
Let us tell you 5 reasons why gutter cleaning is essential to a homeowner.
1. PREVENTS WATER DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME
Gutters are an essential part of the roofing system and are designed to protect your home inside and out from water damage. Water damage is also one of the top leading issues of home repair. If your gutters and spouts are clogged and aren’t clean you will have an overflow of water that will lead to damage to your fascia board, walls, ceilings foundation and even cause flooding to your basement. Mold builds up over time due to constant water overflow and they can be costly repairs to your home. Water should never spill over a well-functioning gutter. If you see even a small leak spilling over, let alone a waterfall, it’s time to clean out the clogs from the inside of your gutter and spouts.
2. DISEASES CAN BREED THERE
Mildew can grow in a dirty gutter and this can cause damage to your health. There are many diseases and illnesses that are associated with stagnant water. If you allow the ends of your gutters to become clogged and water pools in the gutters then you’re at risk of growing some unpleasant and odorous organisms.
3. AVOIDS DAMAGING YOUR GARDEN & LANDSCAPE
We know how much time, effort and money is spent on your garden and landscape, as it also increases the value of your home and it is a vital part of improving your home’s aesthetics. One of the greatest perks and joys of homeownership is taking care of your landscape. Clogged gutters can cause water to spill on your beautiful plants or flowers and damage them, your soil will be eroded. Clean gutters and spouts can prevent this from happening and it will also save you time and money. Don’t let clogged gutters and spouts ruin all of your hard work.
4. INFESTATION OF SMALL CREATURES & PESTS
Did you know that small rodents like rats and mice love the potential nesting of a clogged gutter? Birds will also take advantage of the clogged debris of sticks and leaves in the gutters to build a nest. These creatures are not meant to live in gutters and can cause a potential health risk to you and your family.
Additionally, the debris compiling in your gutters will decompose over time and form an organic matter which helps the growth of fungi and tree seedlings and is a great breeding ground for insects.
However, if you clean your gutters regularly you can eliminate these small creatures and pests from making your gutters their home.
5. GUTTER CLEANING SAVES YOU MONEY
Not cleaning your gutters can come with a huge price tag, think of it as an investment at the front end to avoid paying the larger ticket price of the potential disaster. Some people try to clean their gutters themselves, but they aren’t always prepared to deal with the kinds of issues listed here. Professionals know how to deal with the potential hazards associated with clogged gutters and they can do so safely.
Regular gutter cleaning can help keep the value of your home, expand the life of your gutters and most importantly ease your mind from unexpected costly expenses.
Let Glassmate take care of the responsibility and safety of cleaning your gutters off of your hands. Contact us today for a free gutter cleaning estimate!