Proper gutter cleaning is an important part of regular home and property maintenance. Your gutters are essential in diverting water off your roof and into downspouts away from your home and foundation. Unfortunately, gutters collect unwanted items as well such as leaves, debris, twigs, shingle material and dirt.
Problems occur when too much of the leaves and debris collect in the gutters and downspouts which leave no place for the water to drain. Water should consistently drain away from the house to avoid foundation issues related to soil erosion. Foundation work and repair is extremely expensive so we recommend getting your gutters cleaned annually to avoid any potential damage to your home.
Another issue arises when gutters are neglected as well. Clogged gutters means they are full of sticks, leaves and other debris which can build up and become heavy. The fasteners that attach the gutters to your home are not made to withstand that weight. The gutters, if not cleaned, will begin to pull away from the house over time. Instead of the gutters catching the rain water, now there is a gap for water to escape and land directly along the foundation. Additionally, hanging gutters pose a safety threat as they could fall from a first or second story home hurting someone or causing further damage to your property.