Advantages of Gutter Cleaning

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Advantages of Gutter Cleaning

Your gutters can say a lot about the care and quality of your home. Clean and maintained gutters can enhance your curb appeal, making your property look more attractive and well cared for. But it’s not just about a pretty face. Your gutters are responsible for moving water off the roof due to rainstorms and such and prevents them from causing leaks and damage to your home. Well cared for gutters prevent water damage and can save you tons of money in the long run, for only the expense of a simple cleaning. Below we’ve listed the top reasons that you should keep your gutters regularly cleaned and cared for that you may not have considered before! Let’s dive in!

Reduces The Appearance of Pests

Gutters are quite convenient for all kinds of pests and other neighborhood creatures. Everything from birds to rodents and insects, it’s a cozy haven and the perfect breeding ground. When your gutters are in tip top shape, these wild creatures are less likely to make appearances in your gutters. Things like leaves, twigs and other debris swept there by weather conditions are very welcoming to pests and the cleaner your gutters are, the less likely they are to hang around.

Protects Your Landscaping

When your gutters are clogged, you erase a clear pathway for water drainage. Over time, this build-up debris, water, snow etc… Then once your gutters have had enough, they burst, wrecking your drains and potentially disrupting the quality of your roof and any belongings below. This can cost hundreds of dollars or more in damages, and you don’t want that! 

Prolongs the Life of Your Gutters

Did you know regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your roof and gutters? The cleaner and more up-kept your gutters are, the longer they last! It’s a no brainer! When your gutters are clogged, they can become a breeding ground for rust, mold and grime. Not to mention the clogged water, snow, and debris can leave your gutters feeling heavy and cause them to sag! The water from snow and rain can’t be drained efficiently and your gutters suffer from the effects. You’ll more than likely be getting these replaced and digging into your wallet for a whole new structure.

Healthy Gutters Equals Healthy Home

Did we mention water and debris build-up can promote the growth of mold and mildew in your gutters? Mold and mildew around the home can be harmful to you and the people you live with. Mildew spores can be particularly harmful to those with breathing difficulties, such as asthma. Build up of mold, mildew and other debris invites in animals that could potentially carry disease, another big no no for your gutters.

Prevents Water Damage to Your Home

Water damage! You’d be surprised how badly water damage can ruin a foundation, or otherwise! Clogged gutters lead to excess water that when released can cause rusting, damage to your pipes, potential leaks in your roofing, and in some cases a basement or garage! Water damage is one of those things you can’t undo, and will require replacements. Time to crack open the piggy bank! Owch!

Valuable and Attractive Property

Badly cared for gutters aren’t pretty. The rusting, sagging, debris build-up and mold/mildew is quite frankly an eye-sore. This is something your guests are due to notice, and while looks aren’t everything, as aforementioned, it can be harmful to your gutter’s foundation. If you’re looking to sell your home, you want every inch of your property looking stunning. Potential buyers notice every little thing when inspecting a potential investment. Portions of the home left uncared for become their problem in the future… and no one wants to spend major cash on a fixer-upper! Too much water in your gutters can stain or severely damage your side boards or roofing making it look even worse! Let’s face it, a clean gutter is a happy gutter!

The Bottom Line

When it all boils down to it, maintenancing your gutters will save you money and prevent property damage in the long run! What’s the point of having gutters if they are out of shape and ineffective? With well cared for gutters, your home will be safe from pests, water damage, property damage, be attractive to the eye, and increase in value! Your home is where you spend most of your time, so keep it up to snuff! For help with power washing or gutter cleaning, check out the team at Blustream Powerwash!

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