Why Gutter Maintenance Is So Important
When it comes to maintaining gutters, most homeowners stick with the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ principle. However, no matter how little you think about gutters, neglecting their maintenance can negatively affect the structural integrity of your home.
Not only do they last long, clean and well-maintained gutters save you from a lot of extra expenses such as leaking roof’s repairs.
You should maintain your gutter systems to avoid the following:
Leaking Basements and Cracked Foundations
When your gutters are filled with debris, they can lead to massive leaks in the basement and cracked foundations. Whether it is through roof overflows or collection of water around the foundation, water can flood your basement and give you serious headaches.
Your gutters are designed to take excessive water and divert it away from your house. If proper care is not taken, your gutters may get clogged. From flooding basements to destroying the paint of your homes, clogged gutters can wreak havoc. If you see any signs of clogging, make sure you immediately call professionals.
Damage to the Exterior
Water, on its way down, can cause damage to some foundational structures, such as fascias and soffits. This would mean additional costs for these repairs.
Mould and Mildew
Excessively clogged gutters can cause water to enter your homes. If this water is allowed to stay for long, it can develop mould and mildew which can prove to be quite dangerous for you and your kids. Moreover, mould and mildew can also cause rotting and damage to the wood structures of your homes.
Rodents and Other Pests
Dirty gutters are favourite places for rodents and mice. Others, such as squirrels and bees, may also join in looking at the inviting nature of your gutter systems. All of these creepy creatures present great health and wellbeing risks to you and your family. The severity of the problem rises if you keep ignoring the situation.
Damage to Landscaping and Walkways
If your gutters are not perfectly-routed, they can cause damage to your home’s expensive landscape and walkways. Leaking water can lead to cracked walkways which are not very good sights. Getting them revamped will prove to be quite heavy on your bank account.
To make sure that your gutter system does not cause any of these issues, it is recommended that you maintain it at least twice a year.
With a team of highly dedicated professionals, we at Steve’s Gutters and Sons offer incredible solutions for your gutter’s maintenance. From gutter cleaning to gutter repairs, we provide reliable and efficient domestic gutter solutions to residents of Northamptonshire.
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