Gutters are designed to collect rainwater from the roof and carry it away from the foundation of the home through downspouts. Both gutters and downspouts need to be clear in order for water to flow freely. Having clogged gutters could cause an overflow of water. If your gutters are clogged and the water has nowhere to go, eventually they will overflow onto the foundation of the home, and it may not stop there! Depending on the volume of water and the condition of your foundation, water could seep into your basement or crawl space. Foundation repair is expensive and can cost upwards of $10,000. If water then leaks into your basement, your home could be at risk of mold, putting your family’s health in danger.
Damage to your homes exterior
Clogged gutters can also put a weight strain on your roof and the fascia (the boards behind the gutters). If the gutters become too full, they could possibly pull away and collapse off the roof of your home causing damage to the shingles of the roof and the exterior of the house. Prolonged moisture can also cause rotten wood, landscape destruction, termite and mosquito infestation and mold growth. Regular maintenance is critical to keep your gutters clear and flowing freely.
How often should I clean my gutters?
The Good and Clean professionals recommend that you clean your gutters at least two times a year, once in the spring and another time in the fall. However, depending on the number of trees close to your home, you may have to clean your gutters more frequently.
It’s also a good idea to check your gutters after a severe storm. Leaves, branches and other debris might have become dislodged during the storm and found their way into your gutters.
Contact the Good and Clean professionals at (704)-618-9114 and ask for a quote to safely clean your homes gutters. Skip climbing the ladders yourself and relax while Good and Clean does all the work for you.