It is easy to forget about regular gutter maintenance.
But, did you know clogged gutters could lead to property damage as well as health risks for your family?
It is important to clean your gutters regularly. If you’re wondering when it might be time for a clean, take note of the warning signs that we look out for:
- Slippery Surfaces Around the House
When your gutters are clogged, they will slow down the water from flowing down the drain. Often the water starts to pool in the gutters and overflows over the sides. This results in water pools near the exterior of your house.
Fixing this can be an absolute nightmare without the right experience and training – and is a pretty late-stage issue. If you see these puddles, call a professional right away.
- Pests Near the Roof
A clogged gutter is a cozy place for little critters to take up residence. Clogged gutters can accumulate a lot of filth which then attracts pests and birds who feed on them.
However, pests big or small can be dangerous – many are carriers of serious diseases and parasites. That is why the job is best left to a trained professional.
- Leakages, Mildew, and Staining
Have you found stains or mildew around the outer walls of your house? It might mean a leaking gutter. Water is either leaking from your gutter or overflowing from a clogged gutter. Either way, your gutter needs to be cleaned and repaired.
Mildew and leakages can be dangerous to work around if you don’t take the right precautions – so make sure to hire someone who knows what they’re doing.
- Sagging, Pulling, or Detached Gutters
Other signs of clogged gutters are pulling, sagging, or detached gutters – in these cases, you’ll want to get them cleaned, or even replaced if necessary.
Before your gutter gets damaged further and hurts someone in the process, get your gutters checked out by a professional.
- Accumulating Debris
During certain months of the year, you might find a bunch of damp leaves, dirt, and bits of foliage stuck around your gutters – this serves as prime real estate for harmful microorganisms and is the tell-tale sign of a compromised gutter.
While you may be able to get the surface level debris out of the way, the gunk buildup within requires a pro cleaner’s skills to get the job done.
- Overgrowth in the Gutter
It is quite easy for plants to grow where water and dirt are present. Growing plants in your backyard might be your hobby, but growing them in your gutter isn’t. Plants in the gutter are a sign your gutters are unclean and clogged.
Get them cleaned before they grow through the pipes or walls, causing lasting structural damage to your home.
Not sure when you last cleaned your gutters? That is also another sign that it’s time to call in a professional. It is not safe to clean a clogged gutter by yourself. Prevent any mishaps and call our professional team.
At Gutter-Vac, we have been offering the best gutter cleaning services for the last 20 years! Our service comes with a guarantee of quality, safety, and affordability.
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