Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters

August 17th, 2020 | Posted by Jason Rohrbaugh
Man cleaning out gutters in the fall

Cleaning your gutters has never been your favorite chore to do around the house, but you understand that it is necessary for many reasons. It is an essential to maintaining a safe and proper functioning home. Allowing your gutters to become clogged will cause serious damage to your property over time, potentially costing you thousands of dollars for fixes. 

Here’s why it’s important to clean your gutters on a regular basis:

Keep Pests Away

Clogged gutters will be a nesting spot for unwanted pests, including rodents and even birds that make their nests among the leaves that get piled up in your gutters. Mosquitos and flied will breed in the standing water causing havoc to your home. At best, the pests are a nuisance, but at worst they could put you and your family at risk for West Nile and other illnesses.

Prevent Rotting in Your Gutters

If your gutters are too full to effectively channel water, the water will drip down the side of your house, causing your siding to rot and become stained. This issue can also cause your roof to rot, making expensive repairs necessary. The foundation of your home will be affected over time if you do not take time to clean out your gutters each season. Having your gutters clear of all build-ups will allow water to flow and won’t allow nesting to take place. 

Avoid Foundation Cracks

Having your gutters cleaned out is one of the tasks you should be doing, but you also should make sure no water is pooling near your home’s foundation. If water sits there, you could witness some cracks in the foundation causing mold or rot in your basement. 

Your best bet for cleaning out your gutters is to hire a professional to come out and make sure your gutters are cleaned out properly. Wasting your time on the ladder and bending over on the roof is a tedious job, but with a little help from Crew Cut Enterpriseswe can get the job done for you!

Contact Crew Cut Enterprises at 443-3363525 today or visit us online for more information.