Do you ever look up at your gutters?
Grass does not belong in a gutter. Wind and birds drop seed into the gutter and then it germinates in the nutrient rich matter that builds up. The gutter is the perfect environment for it to grow.
Regular gutter cleaning will reduce the matter building up in the gutters and prevent the growth of plants. However, there will be spots that can get growth every year and this is the very reason to clean the gutters. A bonus to routine cleaning, gives a longer life span to the gutters.
We have been asked by our clients if they should clean the gutter when there is sign of rust. Rust can be caused from a heavy loading of debris in gutters over a long period of time. The corrosive sludge and moisture eat away at the gutter. We can clean the gutter but if it has deteriorated to a point of no return, sometimes the gutter will crumble from our touch. Also, the amount of debris in the gutter could be clogging the holes and once cleaned, there are leaks everywhere. Either way, the client is better off having a gutter clean and then getting the repairs done.
The upshot of continually leaving the gutters with a huge amount of debris decreases the longevity of the gutter and could mean water ingress or overflows in torrential rain events.
If you’d like our professional team to clean your gutters safely for you, you can Request a Quote here.