3 Reasons to Keep Your Gutters Clean
July 09, 2015 at 2:08 PM
If your gutters fail at doing their job, you could see some serious problems in and around your house. An integral job in the draining system, your gutters are responsible for controlling the water flow around your home.
While a few leaves settling in your gutters might not seem like a big deal at first glance, this build-up could be detrimental in the long run. Regular gutter maintenance is crucial to avoiding expensive home repairs.
Read on for three reasons to keep your gutter system clean.
If water accumulates in your gutters due to debris, you could experience leaking in your gutters or roof. As water fills and settles rather than flowing through the gutter system, the gutters run the risk of filling so the water rests at the roof level. This can result in roof damage such as leaks.
If your gutters aren’t working correctly and are clogged, you could experience washed out landscaping. Your gutters maintain the flow of water to your downspouts, which then move the water away from your home into proper ground drainage solutions.
Improper gutter draining can cause the wood on your home to rot where there is water build-up or leaking along the house.
Additionally, standing water creates a haven for insects like mosquitoes. Bugs love moisture and mosquitoes, specifically, thrive in environments with stagnant water. If water does not drain from your gutters and rather sits in the drain, it creates an ideal location for insects.
With over 75 years of experience in installing and cleaning residential and commercial gutters, H & S Roofing Company goes the extra mile to ensure your gutters are working properly to keep your home protected.