Eh, gutters. No one wants to have to deal with gutter cleaning when there are so many other more fun or productive things to be doing with our lives. And while many people would rather just have their gutters installed and never have to think about them again, what if we told you that cleaning your gutters helps protect your home in many ways?
What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your Gutters
Your home’s gutters are key players in keeping your home healthy. Gutters are used to redirect water away from your house’s walls and foundation. If you don’t have gutters, or if you have gutters that aren’t properly cleaned or maintained, you may end up with a laundry list of water damage issues in your foundation and other areas of your home.
But that’s not all that gutters protect. Gutters will also aid in:
•Preventing mold & mildew
•Stopping water stains or paint damage to your siding
•Protecting the foundation of your home
With that being said, having gutters on your home is the first step to protection – but it’s not enough. In order to keep your home as healthy as possible, it’s imperative to understand the importance of gutter maintenance.
The Importance of Gutter Maintenance
In order to have a properly functioning gutters, you’ll need to regularly inspect and perform routine cleaning and maintenance. You’ll know when to clean your gutters when you see debris such as dirt, leaves, twigs, pine straw, and more, build up. When debris builds up, it can cause stress on your gutters and will prevent them from properly dispersing water away from your building.
If your gutters are too full, you’ll risk creating issues such as cracked wall foundations, water damage to siding, roof damage, leaks, and more. Instead of letting your gutters get full, why don’t you save yourself the headache of having to do the hard work yourself and call a gutter cleaning business such as A Plus Pro Services?
At A Plus Pro Services, we suggest that homeowners have their gutters cleaned at least twice a year; in the spring and in the fall. But, depending on where you live, you may not have to perform gutter maintenance that often. If you live in an area with a small number of trees or shrubs, then you’ll want to consider cleaning your gutters once a year or even less. We do recommend that you still keep an eye on your gutters, though, just to be safe.
Those who live in areas with lush landscaping and lots of trees may have to call a gutter cleaning business to perform maintenance as often as every 3 months! Or, if a large storm rolls through and blows a lot of debris around, it is also a smart idea to clean your gutters shortly after.
While you can always bring out the ol’ ladder and tackle the task of gutter cleaning yourself, why not leave it up to the pros at A Plus? Our professionals know how to clean gutters in an efficient way and will be happy to schedule routine gutter maintenance with you. However, in-between gutter cleanings, there are a few things that homeowners can do to help prevent buildup. These include:
•Installing wire gutter guards
•Cutting any trees or bushes that are near your home
•Installing a water pipe on the end of gutters to assist flushing out debris
Are you ready to help protect your home by having your gutters cleaned? Call us or visit our services page to request an appointment from A Plus Pro Services!