Gutter cleaning is essential to the health of your home. Leaves, sticks, moss, and debris creep into your gutters over time, especially as autumn approaches. Therefore, resulting in the gutters being filled with alien objects. More, the blocked gutters cause damage to the interior and exterior of your home, as clogged gutters give water nowhere to run. In turn, causing dire consequences. We have highlighted the 5 key benefits of having a clean gutter, including, prevent water damage, protect your roof, keep pests away, reduce risk of cracked foundations and saving you money.
1. Prevent Water Damage
When your gutters and downspouts become filled with alien objects, this prevents the natural flow of water runoff from the roof to the gutters, through the downspouts then into the drainage below. This results in the water overflowing from the gutters, this water can fall into your home, both the interior and exterior.
2. Protect Your Roof
As the gutter obstruction is present, the water has nowhere to run. Thus, the water flood results in the water overflowing onto the roof and tiles. Therefore, leaving a rotting or leaky roof if untreated.
3. Keep Pests Away
Blocked gutters make a good home for many insects, rodents, and birds. These pests leave dropping and breed to cause untold damage. A pest infestation is the last thing you want.
4. Reduce the Risk of Cracked Foundations
Clogged gutters result in the water not being able to drain efficiently. Therefore, the water and debris often overflow’s around the foundations. In turn, the freezing and thawing of dirty water around the foundation causes damage and cracking. Meaning very large repair bills.
5. Save You Money
Gutter and downspout cleaning can prevent the need for expensive and unexpected preventative repairs. As aforementioned there are several ways blocked gutters can cause damage to your home. Therefore, conducting regular gutter cleaning reduces the chancing of damage to your home.
In sum, we’ve highlighted the benefits of a clean gutter as you should be aware of the damage a blocked gutter can cause. Thus, as a relatively inexpensive job it is worth calling SJW for a free assessment. This takes one more thing of your mind.