It is not the most exciting thing to spend your weekend cleaning your gutter, but it is crucial. You are most likely going to procrastinate cleaning your gutters, but you must be aware that several problems could arise when debris builds up. If you don’t feel like doing it, it is always a good idea to contract a professional’s services to ensure that the cleaning is done well.
Most homeowners don’t often think of the problems that can arise from clogged gutters, while they are many in the real sense. For instance, if the water cannot flow from your house correctly, the damage can be felt in several points of your home from your roof to your foundation. There are endless reasons why your gutters should get cleaned out, and we have highlighted some of these reasons below.
Why your gutters should get cleaned out
You are likely to have issues with rot on your roof when leaves and other debris clog up your gutter to the extent that water is flooding over. Damaging your roofing is one of the fundamental reasons to keep your gutters clean.
Keep off pests
Gutters that are clogged can quickly transform into nesting sites for many critters, from mosquitos to birds, due to the damp leaves.
The board that runs right behind your gutter is called fascia, and this critical component of your gutter system could be damaged by the overflowing water.
Overwatered garden beds
Your plants’ health can easily get damaged by drowning, especially if your gutters are clogged to the point that water is spilling over into your lawns. Overwatering can be equally harmful as not watering the plants.
Cracks in your home’s foundation
Your home’s foundation might develop cracks due to the expansion caused by water overflowing and pooling along your home’s foundation.
Since clogged gutters are holding a lot of weight, this is likely to damage your brackets.
How often should you clean the gutters?
After knowing what is at stake with clogged gutters, the next thing is to ensure that your gutters effectively channel water away from your home. You cannot afford to climb a ladder every day to check your gutter conditions.
Generally, professionals recommend that you clean your gutters twice a year, once in the spring and the fall. However, this will depend on a couple of factors like the number of trees around your home and your city’s climate. If your home is surrounded by many trees that are shedding leaves, this will mean that you will have to clean the gutters quite often.
Similarly, if you live in a climate where it freezes during winter, you will need to check your gutters quite often. You should also check your gutters after a massive storm as leaves and debris are likely to find their way into your gutters.
As much as it might seem like a lot of work, spending an hour or so checking and cleaning your gutters a few times a month might save you a lot of potential damage that comes with the clogged gutter.
Safe and effective gutter cleaning from the ground with video capabilities
At Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions, we can clean your gutters from the safety of the ground with video capabilities. Using out state of the art equipment, we can clean gutters over 10mts high. This method is safer, cleaner and more efficient – meaning less time on site, and more savings for you.
Don’t risk the health of yourself or any worker and book in to clean your gutters from the ground. Call us 9331 6633