Reasons to Clean your Gutters
Updated: Feb 8
Avoid Foundation & Basement Flooding
Simply put, if you don’t clean your gutters, you put your home at risk for flooding. When old leaves, pine needles, and debris pile up and settle, they clog your gutters and get in the way of optimal water flow. Water will drain off your roof and settle on the ground where it can collect in pools and ultimately filter into foundation cracks and crevices. The best way to remedy this? Ensure that you’re scheduling routine gutter cleaning, particularly in the fall when the leaves have finished shedding.
Avoid Cracked & Broken Gutters
If your gutters are clogged with leaves and debris, your gutters are at extreme risk of being overweight, which can lead to cracks and breaks.
Prevent Dirt & Grime
Gutters filled with leaves and pools of water are the perfect breeding grounds for dangerous contaminants, and yes, even pests like squirrels, mice, and rats. Make sure you don’t give them a reason to stay and get your gutters cleaned in late fall.
Reasons to Clean Your Gutters | Blog Article | Exterior Home Cleaning Solutions | All Rights Reserved | Feb 2023 | Greenville SC