Gutter Cleaning is a very annoying chore but often regarded as a necessary annual or biannual task. Sometimes though, clogged gutters can go unnoticed until plants start growing out of them. This means gutter cleaning can be forgotten. Sometimes, this leads to zero immediate consequences- which begs the question, what benefit does cleaning your gutters actually provide? Here are the top three reasons to regularly clean your gutters:
- If your gutters are clogged, The water dripping down your roof can literally get stuck without adequate drainage. After time, This can lead to roof degradation and rotting. This doesn’t only look bad and decrease the value of your home, but it can also lead to leaks in your roof.
- As a professional gutter cleaning company, we’ve seen how many different animals can nest in your gutters. From wasps to squirrels, these pests are health hazards. Additionally, These pests become accustomed to your home being theirs. After some time, they can move on to cause more extensive damage on other parts of your home.
- Water that isn’t drained properly and taken away from the base of your house can fall out the tops of your gutters and pool around the foundation of your house. Not only does this risk basement flooding, but, in the winter months, this pool of water freezing and thawing can actually crack your foundation leading to a an extreme bill.
Generally speaking, if you’re cleaning your own gutters, you are limited to cleaning your gutters without the most effective and safe equipment. This means you are normally stuck pulling out the gunk by hand before hosing them down. However, if you are located in Victoria or Vancouver, BC- there is a solution. Book with Earlybird! If you’d like a full run down of our locations click here.