Clean Those Gutters!

We all know that we’re supposed to clean and maintain our gutters, but do we know why?

Clean gutters quickly channel rain water from your roof, through the down spouts, and safely out away from your home and foundation. When leaves, twigs, and other debris begin to build up in your gutters, water flow begins to slow down, sometimes stopping all together.

When the rain comes, gutters begin to overflow, dumping rain water down the side of your home and right onto your foundation. This can lead to basement leaks, dampness, and mold. Water could also travel down behind your siding and leak in through the wall.

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Clean gutters also help in the winter. When gutters are full of debris they hold standing water. In the winter, this freezes over, allowing ice to build up. Just the sheer weight of the ice can rip gutters and siding off the side of the house. Even worse, ice can back up under the shingles, causing leaks and interior damage.

So the moral of the story? Clean your gutters! Don’t want to do it yourself? Don’t worry, we can do it for you. Call us now to schedule your appointment!

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