When performing regular yard maintenance on your home, one task that is often overlooked is gutter cleaning. And, let’s face it; gutter cleaning isn’t exactly the most desirable or glamorous job to do either. Climbing a ladder, sticking your hands into a muddy, messy pile of debris that’s been sitting in the gutter for weeks—who knows what you’ll find!
Nonetheless, gutter cleaning is a very important part of home maintenance, and it is even recommended that you hire a professional company to perform gutter cleaning services rather than do it yourself.
This is because gutter cleaning not only presents certain risks and dangers to the homeowner but also because trained professionals have the experience and the expertise to ensure that the gutters are cleaned properly and that there are no other issues with the gutters that can subsequently cause damage to your home.
How Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Home
During the different seasons, various types of debris can fill up and clog your gutters. From regular tree debris in the spring and summer, to leaves and twigs in the fall, and even ice in the winter, a gutter that is clogged cannot sufficiently direct water down and away from your home.
Water that floods over the gutters instead of through them can cause a variety of issues—roof rot, leaky roofs, mold, and even foundation damage are just a few. If gutters aren’t cleaned regularly and properly, you could wind up with much bigger problems to repair.
A clogged gutter can also cause a buildup of water that turns to ice in the colder winter months. The weight of the ice can actually cause the brackets holding the gutter to break. Likewise, overflowing water can wind up freezing along the ground, damaging vegetation or causing cracks in your home’s foundation.
Why You Should Hire Professionals for Gutter Cleaning Services
Professionals will not only possess ample experience, but they’ll also be equipped with everything they need to ensure that all the gutters and downspouts are expertly cleaned and that all gutter spikes, brackets, and the gutters themselves are also in good shape and securely fastened.
Gutter cleaning is a tedious and dangerous job, and a professional will possess liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. While no one wants to see an accident befall anybody, the last thing you want is to injure yourself trying to perform a home maintenance task.
Additionally, debris in gutters is an attractive nesting site for all sorts of insects and wildlife. You certainly don’t want to come face to face with angry birds, a swarm of wasps, or any other critters!
Contact World Glass Window Cleaning today for an instant quote for gutter cleaning services.