Why Gutter Cleaning is Important for Your Home



Why should you clean your gutters?


It's important for the safety of your home and family as well as the health of your house.


Clogged gutters can cause water to seep into your home, which can lead to major issues like mold and mildew growth. Gutters that are full of debris are not a safe place for birds and other animals to build a nest. Keeping your gutters clean will save you money in the long run because it prevents leaks caused by damaged shingles or siding. Debris in your gutters can lead to pest problems, especially mosquito larvae!


So please don't take this blog entry lightly - clean those gutters today!




Clogged gutters can cause water to seep into your home.


The second reason why you should schedule your gutter cleaning is that clogged gutters can cause water to seep into your home. If the gutters are not properly maintained, then they can become clogged with leaves and debris that are blown in by strong winds. Over time, this buildup will prevent rainwater from flowing freely through the gutters and down the downspouts to be collected at a pinch point or spill over the sides of the roof before making its way through an eave or vent channel into your attic.


In addition to water damage caused by leaks in roofs, wet roofs also have a tendency to rot wood siding on houses because they're exposed to moisture much longer than other areas of homes like decks or porches which receive regular maintenance such as painting every few years—this is especially true if there's only one layer of shingles installed rather than two layers of shingles separated by insulation board between them!



Your gutters are designed to manage water flow,

so don't let them become a waterfall!


The same way that you wouldn’t let a waterfall run down your front steps, your gutters shouldn't be overflowing. You might think that if the water is flowing freely then it doesn’t matter if it's a little muddy or debris-filled. But this isn't true!


Gutters are designed to manage water flow and prevent damage to the foundation of your home. If they become clogged with leaves, twigs and other debris they won't be able to do their job properly—and if they overflow onto your roof and walls, this can lead to serious damage! So when it comes time for gutter cleaning each year (or every few years), make sure you find an experienced professional who will clean out all of those pesky leaves before they cause any harm.



Gutters that are full of debris are not a safe place for birds and other animals to build a nest.


When your gutters are full of debris, they're not a safe place for birds and other animals to build a nest. In fact, debris can be a fire hazard if embers from your chimney fall into the gutter and ignite. Debris in your gutters can also cause water damage if it blocks the flow of rainwater away from your home.



Debris in your gutters can lead to pest problems, especially mosquito larvae.


Once you’ve determined that the gutters need cleaning, there are some other considerations to take into account. One of them is the potential for pest problems if debris has been allowed to collect in your gutters, which is something that can happen if you don’t clean them out regularly.


Mosquito larvae live in water and prefer standing water like that found in gutters and downspouts. They spend their time feeding on plant matter or algae, then they pupate and emerge as adults when conditions are right (which means warm temperatures and high humidity). When this happens inside your home, it can be a serious annoyance—and even cause health problems! If someone comes inside with mosquito bites, they could pass along diseases like West Nile virus or malaria depending on where they were bitten.



Gutter cleaning will save you money in the long run.



Gutter cleaning is cheaper than replacing gutters. The cost of a new gutter system can be anywhere between $300 and $1,000 depending on the type of system and where it's purchased.


Gutter cleaning is cheaper than repairing water damage caused by gutters. Water seeping through your home's foundation or ceiling is not only an eyesore; it also causes significant damage to your home's interior every year and will keep getting worse over time until it becomes unsalvageable.


Gutter cleaning is cheaper than hiring an exterminator to treat your home for pests. Pests such as termites and ants cause major structural issues in homes, which can lead to expensive repairs down the road if left untreated early enough in their infestation stages (which are often hard to detect).




The bottom line is that keeping your gutters clean is important for the health of your home, garden, family and pets. As you can see from the list above, there are many reasons why you should schedule regular gutter cleaning. If you want to learn more about why it's important to keep your gutters clean and how we can help, contact us today!




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