Gutter maintenance is no one’s favorite project, but it’s something we all need to take care of - especially living in a region that experiences all four season. Blockages can come from a variety of sources, and need to be taken care of during regular cleanings. When improperly cared for, normal blockages can cause bigger problems, calling for gutter repair or replacement. We can help schedule your regular gutter cleanings taking the necessary preventative measures to help avoid leaks and other issues. Your gutters are made to last for a long time, but without proper maintenance this investment can depreciate, and you might need a replacement sooner than expected.
Removing blockages that may cause more serious damage if left unattended, is our primary goal during gutter cleanings. These blockages can result from a variety of issues, from a build up of fall leaves, to runoff left behind from winter snow storms. Getting rid of these blockages not only ensures your gutters drain properly, but also helps prevent greater damages to your home. During heavy rainfall, overflowing water from an obstacle can cause damage to siding, staining light colored facade or even worse, seeping into the insulation. Being proactive about blockage removal helps protect your gutters as well as the rest of your home.
During your downspout cleaning, our experts will tackle the debris you can’t see. We’ve all seen a neighbor with a ladder cleaning the horizontal gutters, but without proper clearing of the downspouts, the water running off the roof has nowhere to go. A vital part of the house’s exterior plumbing system, our cleaners make sure roof runoff is draining properly and flushing out to a safe location that won’t cause flooding. Additionally, professional cleaning of your vertical gutters performed by our roofing company will ensure that your water is draining, and not causing potential problems to your roof, eaves and siding.
As a city that experiences four seasons, we encourage our clients to make sure their homes are ready for upcoming weather. In the winter, once snow starts to melt, it’s important to clear out debris that builds up from storms and snow runoff. It’s also a good idea to schedule a pre-spring cleaning before April showers put your gutters to the test. During the summer, leaves and even bugs can accumulate, causing blockages. In the fall, any residue needs to be removed before hurricane winds, rain and debris add to the potential debris. And of course before winter comes, autumn leaves need to be removed before they start to decay in your gutters, trapping moisture and causing corrosion.
Benefits of Regular Cleanings
The biggest benefit of engaging in regular gutter cleaning is extending the longevity of your gutters. These durable drains are built to last for a long time, but without proper maintenance you could be replacing your new gutters much sooner than expected. When drains aren’t able to empty to their intended locations, these blockages lead to flooding or water getting into locations that they shouldn’t. In the worse case scenario it may also get into your insulation, which can lead to costly repairs. Scheduling your regular cleanings goes a long way to prevent bigger problems in the future.