Why Gutters Must Be Cleaned
Keeping your gutters clean can save a great deal of money. When leaves and other debris are allowed to collect in the gutters, water can't drain properly. This can cause the water to wick up under the roof shingles, where it can cause expensive damage to the roof and eaves of your house. The water can also spill over the edges of the gutters and damage your house's siding or foundation. This damage can also be costly to repair.
Having properly cleaned gutters is also important to the health and well being of your family. Clogged gutters result in standing water, which can breed disease carrying mosquitoes.
Of course, cleaning the gutters yourself can be risky. Being unused to climbing ladders can result in dangerous falls when attempting to clean the gutters yourself. The job will require several trips up and down the ladder while carrying tools in your hands. It's also a messy job to clean out mud, rotting leaves, bird droppings, and whatever else happens to get caught there. Hiring someone to keep those gutters clean is well worth the money spent on this important maintenance task.
Gutters should be cleaned twice per year, in the spring and in the fall. The spring cleaning is a chance to clean out debris that may have accumulated during the rainy months. However, if only one cleaning per year can be managed, it should be in late fall or early winter, after all the leaves have fallen.
Hiring an experienced professional to clean your gutters is a good investment. You'll avoid costly damage to your house, avoid injury to yourself or other family members, and prevent the potential health problems associated with standing water.
Scheduling someone to clean your gutters is the easy, smart way to maintain the value of your property and the health and safety of your family.