3 Reasons to Get Your Gutters Cleaned

This is the best time of year to inspect, clean and repair your gutters! While we thaw out and wait for spring, it’s important to be sure your gutters are clear of clogs and in great working condition before the April showers hit.

We know your gutters are “out of sight, out of mind,” but let this be your reminder! Don’t be guilty of leaving clogged gutters untreated. Did you know that clogged gutters are the leading cause of flooding and water damage in the home? Not only that, but when water is unable to properly flow away from the home during rainstorms, you’re faced with the risk of mold, rotting, damaged siding/gutters and an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Here are three reasons to get your gutters cleaned this spring:


Water Damage

Mold, rotting, flooding and other forms of water damage are almost guaranteed unless you regularly clean your gutters out. You need to let them do their job by freeing the trough of sticks, leaves and other debris regularly. We recommend having your gutters cleaned at least twice a year.Water damage from clogged gutters can affect your roof, fascia, siding, foundation and more.


Detached Gutters

Clogged gutters are heavy gutters. Especially if standing water freezes! The longer you let this issue go on, the more likely your gutters are to loosen and detach from your home. When a gutter comes down, it can take shingles, siding and landscaping with it. Let us help you repair minor issues before this happens!


Pests

Mosquitoes (and other pests) make a cozy home in your gutters if they’re left untreated. While we’re rarely dry this time of year, dry clogged gutters are ideal for squirrels, birds and racoons. Standing water is our biggest threat - undisturbed, standing water is an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes - yuck! Protect your family with a simple gutter cleaning before the pests settle in.


Convinced yet? Whatever the reason you may need your gutters cleaned, it’s still the type of chore most people can’t or won’t do themselves. We understand it’s time consuming, dangerous and difficult - so let the professionals get on a ladder and clean your gutters today! We offer free estimates on all services - call today to learn more!