Although cleaning the gutters is an unpleasant chore, it should never be overlooked. Leaves and other debris have of finding its way into your gutter system. In the winter, they freeze and melt, and freeze again, which can cause structural damage. Gutters that aren’t working properly can affect you’re the siding of your home, the foundation, and even the landscape. Keep a regular schedule of cleaning your gutters, and do a visual inspection of the condition at least once a month. With that said, here are some of the top reasons why cleaning your gutters is so critical.
When gutters become full of leaves and debris, they don’t operate correctly. Damage from weather and neglect could also cause your gutters to pull away from your home, which also limits how well they function. When water can’t flow through the gutters as design, it will drip down the side of your house. This will cause rotting to the siding your home as well as possibly on your roof. This will make major and expensive repairs necessary to protect your home.
Protect the Foundation
Speaking of protection, you may not have considered what your gutters have to do with the foundation. However, your gutters play a very important role in directing water away from your house. Broken or overflowing gutters can’t protect your foundation from dripping water, which can eventually lead to cracks. Water that isn’t redirected properly may also leak in your basement, which can cause rot and mold.
Standing water is a major attraction for pests like mosquitoes. When your gutters aren’t clean and clear, that standing water is just what pests are looking for. It won’t only be a nuisance for your family, but it can leave you exposed to all kinds of illnesses that these pests carry with them.
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