Why is gutter cleaning so important?
Let’s face it – the topic of home gutters is far from a fascinating subject. Most homeowners don’t think about their home gutter system until the gutters stop working properly.
Fact is, the gutters on your home serve a critical service for your home. It doesn’t take long for improperly working or clogged gutters to show wear and tear on your home and devalue your investment.
Issues Caused by Clogged Gutters
- Leaking Basements and Cracked Foundations: Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems. Roof water overflows and accumulates around the foundation. If this happens, basement leaks may be moments away, and excess water against the foundation can weaken the footings and lead to cracks.
- Rotted Wood: When gutters have debris piled up above the flashing or shingle line, the debris can hold moisture on the fascia board. The moisture can also affect the roof sheathing and framing beyond the fascia. The debris acts like a wick and brings water in the bottom of the gutter up to the fascia. Many homeowners have spent THOUSANDS of dollars replacing rotted wood that an inexpensive professional gutter cleaning by Action Gutter could have prevented.
- Animals and Wood Destroying Insects: Lack of cleaning will also cause water to pond in areas dammed by debris. This condition is ideal for breeding mosquitoes. Bugs love moisture. Plants, birds, insects and even mice will make a home in gutter debris.
- Sagging Driveways: Clogged gutters and downspouts can also cause driveway and walkways to sag and crack.
Gutter Cleaning –
“Must Do” Maintenance to protect your investment
Do not overlook the importance that clean gutters have on keeping your home water drainage system running smoothly and effectively. Water Damage can be costly, often thousands of dollars. Gutter Cleaning is Preventative Maintenace on one of your most valuable assests, your home. Getting your gutters cleaned from Action Gutter is very cost effective, with bi-yearly service cost averaging less than installing many of the mostly ineffective gutter screening systems.