How often do you clean your gutters?
Maybe you’ve never thought of your gutters until now, it might in your best interest to:
- Climb up your roof and have a look
- Have a professional come by and take a look
If you choose to do it yourself, be sure to study up on how to use a ladder safely before you do.
If you’ve managed to get up there and have a good look at your gutters, you might be shocked to see how much leaves and debris are collected in there
Sometimes you might not even need to go up on your roof to know whether your gutters need a good cleaning or not.
Gutters that haven’t been cleaned in a while will actually have little trees and roots growing out of them. You’ll be able to spot several trees growing along the gutters and it’s not a pretty sight to see unless you enjoy growing trees out of your gutters.
Your gutter system has a purpose, and its purpose is to direct water away from the house and roof.
If your gutters are completely filled up with debris, leaves, and branches, it makes it much harder for water to flow and eventually overflow.
You’ll end up spending loads of money on repairing not just the gutters, but also the roof and basement.
Get Your Gutters Cleaned To Prevent Mold, Algae, and Mildew
When you neglect cleaning your gutters, you make it a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus to grow.
Think about it this way.
Leaves, spores, debris, and branches will get collected in the gutters and get mixed with water from the rain. With spring and summer being sometimes humid, will make the perfect environment for bacteria and fungus to grow.
The most common fungus that’ll grow on and in your gutters are mold and algae.
Mold is bad as it will spread its way onto your entire roof and cause much structural damage over time. You’ll end up not only spending money repairing your gutters, but also repairing and replacing your roof entirely. That’s a couple of thousand of dollars that you may not be wanting to spend.
Algae, on the other hand, can also spread throughout your home, especially on the sidings causing your home to look greenish and unattractive. If you care about the curb appeal of your home for future sale, you may not want algae to spread all over your home.
Get Your Gutters Cleaned To Keep Proper Maintenance Of Your Home
Maintaining your home should be a priority if you are a homeowner.
Like any other homeowner, you’re probably thinking of selling your home in the future.
Even if you don’t sell your home, proper maintenance is needed for you to live on your home comfortably without the stress of having to go through repairs every other month.
A clean and well-maintained gutter system will help your entire home function properly.
Like we’ve mentioned previously, your gutter’s purpose is to help direct rainwater away from your home, and it’s an important part of the working roofing system.
Without your gutters, you’ll end up with rainwater soaking up the soil around the foundation of your home. If the foundation gets soggy and too moist it will weekend the entire structure of your home.
If you have a basement, it will flood.
Your gutters should be part of your yearly maintenance.
We always recommend our local customers in Austin TX to clean their gutters at least twice a year. Once in the springtime and once in the fall time.
You want to keep your home safe and prevent any unwanted damage and fungal growth.
Your home is a big asset and should be treated with great care.
We hope you liked this piece and found it useful.
Thank you for reading!