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Why regular gutter cleaning is important for protecting your home.

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Why regular gutter cleaning is importantRegular gutter cleaning is crucial for protecting the structure of your home and could prevent costly repairs for water damage in the future. We believe hiring a professional gutter cleaning company, should be a top priority.

Full gutters and blocked fall pipes are a result of fallen leaves, moss, twigs, and other debris that can build up over time. Leaves get blown onto the roof, travelling down. When wet, leaves can stick to gutter walls and floors, and the flow of rainwater becomes lodged in corners and downpipes.

Over time leaves will breakdown turning into a fertile compost, the perfect breeding ground for seeds, moss, and weeds that have been blown onto the roof or dropped by birds. If left unchecked, these invasive weeds can overtake your guttering and downpipes, blocking the natural flow of water, plugging the downpipe leading to rainwater build-up, and possible overflow. It is critical that gutters are in good health for the winter, to ensure water is free-flowing to prevent damage by snow and ice build-up.

There are a number of reasons why we think it is vital to keep your gutters clean:

 

  • Prevent water damage to your home. When gutters and downpipes are blocked with leaves and debris, rainwater may not drain properly. As water overflows from gutters, it can cause water damage on both the interior and exterior of your property.
  • Protect your roof. Clogged gutters and downspouts can push water, with nowhere else to go, through the roofing structure. Leaks can lead to further damage to your home’s interior, rot away your roofing system, and result in high repair costs. The cost to protect your roof with gutter cleaning services is relatively low in comparison to the average costs of roof repair.
  • Protect your Fascias. Your clogged gutters inevitably will begin to hold water. Between the weight of the water and the debris clogging your gutters, your gutters will become incredibly heavy. This can lead to your gutter breaking away from the fascia causing damage to this portion of your roofing system.
  • Keep pests at bay. Gutters clogged with leaves can make desirable homes for rodents, birds and insects. This can be a serious health hazard for your family and also lead to a number of other damages associated with pest infestations.
  • Reduce the risk of a cracked foundation. When water is blocked from traveling away from your home, it can pool around the foundation of your house. This water can crack the foundation of your property when it expands and freezes in the winter months.
  • Save you money. Gutter and downpipe cleaning can help prevent unexpected and expensive projects down the road. Taking preventive measures now can help minimise the likelihood of having to repair or replace your roof.
  • Curb appeal. Your house will look more attractive and maintained with clean and clear gutters.

Do not wait until they become a problem, take action and call the Gutter Sucker Team on 07557 534 624 or contact us here.