- Jon Trevillyan
Posted Aug 14, 2015
Why Clean My Gutters?
Regularly cleaning these seemingly insignificant apparatuses goes a long way in preserving your property. Your roof, siding, foundation and garden will thank you for protecting them from costly water damage.
Downside to Blocked Downspout
When ignored, a blocked downspout causes all kinds of problems. Overflowing water will back up under your roof’s shingles and either freeze (creating an ice dam) or soak and rot the roof’s underlayment and eaves. Similarly, water continually flowing over your home’s siding will encourage mildew growth on both sides of the facing. A broken downspout will also compromise the foundation of your home. Pooling water erodes the soil around your home’s footings, eventually damaging and cracking the cement. Furthermore, undirected water washes away the topsoil of your gardens, creating gullies and leaving your plant’s and shrub’s roots unprotected.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
Clean your gutters at least twice a year. If your home is surrounded by deciduous trees, unclog your gutters even more often. Lastly, remember to remove debris from the gutter system after a storm.
Let Us Take Care of It
Want someone else to clean your gutters for you? Spare yourself the headache (and backache) of pulling out the ladder. Let us take care of your gutters for you. At Bethany Associates we not only offer gutter cleaning but also window cleaning, pressure washing, awning cleaning and much more! Call us today for a free estimate at 888-601-4257 and we will be happy to meet your home or business’s cleaning needs.