It is important to keep your gutters clean. Dirty gutters can impact your health or cause damage to your house. When they work right, you see and hear their work. When they don’t work, you may not notice it until it’s too late. Leaving them unclean causes a slew of avoidable issues.
Why Should You Clean Your Gutters?
Gutters protect your roof from becoming waterlogged, but what else do they do? There are many ways that gutters keep your home (and your family) healthy!
The purpose of gutters is to protect your house from water damage. They provide a path for water to take that isn’t down the side of your house. When you don’t clean your gutters, several problems arise. These problems include basement flooding, water damage on your walls, and foundation damage.
When leaves and other debris build up inside your gutters, the water can’t escape through the proper channel. Instead of redirecting it, the water will flood over the side, down your house, and anywhere else it shouldn’t be. The leaves will decompose over time, attracting bugs. None of this is fun to deal with once it happens.
Basement or Foundational Damage
Not only do you run the risk of attracting pests, but when water is left to run down the sides of your house, the water will pool and may flood your basement.
If you don’t have a basement, this may still impact your foundation. A damp foundation may crack or otherwise warp, causing a multitude of expensive problems.
Mold isn’t just a cosmetic issue. It can cause serious health issues if you live with it for too long. Mold could grow in your foundation from all the water accumulation. Water getting into the foundation of your house causes problems such as cracks and wood rot. Structural damage requires serious work to fix once it happens. Depending on the severity of the damage, paying to fix it can get pricey.
Call Us Today!
Avoid the headache that comes with not clearing your gutters. With Superior Shine, your gutters will get the quality care they need. Call (423) 715-9257 for a free quote today.
It is always better to do preventive work than to pay thousands of dollars to get rid of dangerous mold or to repair the foundation of your house. Gutter cleaning is an important part of maintaining your property that you should not skip.