Preventative maintenance is a boon to any homeowner. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This adage holds true when it comes to maintaining your home’s gutter system. Gutters, eaves, and downspouts serve a critical role in directing the flow of rainwater, throwing it away from your home’s foundation and minimizing standing water and water damage. Leaves and other debris often accumulate in gutters over the summer, and fall is an excellent time to hire a professional gutter cleaning service to care for your home.
What Does Gutter Cleaning Service Entail?
When homeowners enlist the help of a professional for gutter cleaning service, these professionals must address a few key areas. Clearing out leaves and debris from a home’s gutters is standard, but doing so the right way is crucial. Yanking on twigs or saplings can do more harm than good, and excessive weight or rough movements from a novice gutter cleaner can result in damage to your gutters or eaves. Hiring an experienced professional is vital. Maintenance professionals will often assess the home’s gutter system for damage or areas that require attention, patching up any issues so that the system can function appropriately.
How Clear Gutters Protect Your Home From Water Damage
When a home’s gutter system is working correctly, it diverts rainwater from the property’s foundation. Without it, rain would simply pool at the base of the house, causing damage to the foundation, walls, decks, and more. Having your system cleared and assessed by a professional ensures that all spouts are clear and all pipes can carry water as they should.
The Perils of Clogged Gutters During Fall and Winter
Clogged gutters are not only unsightly and inefficient, but they can also cause significant damage and safety issues. When leaves pile up in a home’s gutters, they can add substantial weight that the hardware is not designed to support. Add freezing temperatures into the mix, and your gutters become even more bogged down with ice and snow. Clearing leaves and debris before the freezing weather hits is an important step in maintaining your system’s health and limiting the potential for damage or injury resulting from falling gutters.
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