Gutter cleaning can easily fall into the same category of "out of sight out of mind" items on your to-do list.
Your gutters are part of a system that helps channel water away from the house, depositing it in an area that can absorb it. But when the water isn’t able to run cleanly through gutters, it can cause many issues.
The most apparent issue with gutters filled with leaves, twigs, and other debris is merely a weight problem. Debris absorbs water like a sponge and becomes extremely heavy, putting stress on the hanging brackets to the point that it pulls the gutters off the house.
A broken or clogged gutter can result in backed up, stagnant water that can attract unwanted animals and insects like mosquitoes. Water drips down the side of the house which can lead to moldy walls, damaged paint and rotting roofs, siding and window sills. The water eventually makes it’s way into the foundation creating troublesome basements and even severe structural problems.
To prevent water damage, keep pests at bay and maintain the value and beauty of your home, make sure to schedule your gutter cleaning in the spring and fall each year.