“Why is gutter cleaning so important, anyway?”
It’s a question we get a lot from our customers. Sure, a border of overflowing leaves around your roofline doesn’t exactly scream “curb appeal.” But clean gutters are significant for a whole lot more than a great impression.
Clean Gutters Work. Dirty Gutters Don’t.
It’s a simple concept: When gutters are clean, they work like a charm. But when they’re dirty, they fail to fulfill their function. But dirty gutters actually go one step further. When they aren’t maintained, they aren’t just useless. They’re actively hurting your property.
When your gutters get bogged down by leaves, sticks, dirt, and other debris, they get clogged. And when they get clogged, they don’t channel rainwater away from your house; they trap it in. This leads to:
- Mold, mildew, and algae growth. Mold is a prime concern for homeowners; if allowed to grow, it can seep under your roofline and into your interior. And then you have a serious problem.
- Happy mosquitos, unhappy residents. Standing water is a magnet for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. And your new buzzing neighbors will target you every time you step outside.
- Landscaping issues – and more. When your gutters are clogged, rainwater doesn’t have anywhere to go. So it overflows over your gutters, resulting in flooding to your gardens, your landscaping, and your lawn.
- Flooding and foundation deterioration. That water that overflows from your gutters heads straight towards your foundation. This equals leaky basements and more serious implications for your foundation.
A Simple Solution
Dirty gutters kind of sound like a horror story, don’t they? Here’s a heavy dose of silver lining: It’s a really, really easy issue to prevent.
Invest in a gutter cleaning solution from Liberty Soft Wash every year – or, if you live under a fair amount of tree cover, twice a year. This will keep your gutters functional, your home happy, and your investment on track for success.