The Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters

When it comes to home maintenance, gutter cleaning is usually overlooked. Most homeowners tend to forget about gutter cleaning until it’s too late, but your gutters can turn your dream home into a nightmare.

The Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters

What is the purpose of a gutter?

Gutters channels rain or melted snow away from your home and your home’s foundation. Gutters can be made of a variety of materials such as vinyl, copper, and aluminum.

Why it important to get your gutter cleaned regularly?

Gutters collect a lot of debris, such as leaves. If they become too clogged it can cause water to back up and possibly cost you thousands of dollars in roof damage. Not to mention, dirty gutters can make an attractive home for rodents to nest in.

How often should you clean your gutters?

Gutter cleaning will depend on where you live. More arid climates may result in gutters that don’t need to be cleaned that often. However, if you have a lot of trees around your home you could be looking at cleaning your gutters every four to six months. Remember, cleaning your gutters now means possibly saving thousands later.

Gutter covers can help deter debris from getting into your gutter system and allow you to conduct gutter cleaning once a year versus several times a year. Even with gutter covers, it’s still a good idea to get a look at your gutters every four to six months, to ensure that leaves aren’t getting in.

Can I clean my own gutters?

Of course, gutter cleaning is something a homeowner can do, however, it can be a dangerous job. Be sure to check your ladder and make sure it is sturdy. When placing your ladder make sure the ground isn’t soft, causing your ladder to slide. Also be aware of putting your ladder against the gutter and causing damage to it.

Rather than the risk of falling, many homeowners opt to have an expert do the gutter cleaning. During a routine gutter cleaning a professional will check the roof, downspout, and gutter. They will remove any debris they find. They will also check for any loose gutter spike and make sure the gutter parts aren’t compromised.

Gutter cleaning is an important part of maintaining a beautiful and safe home. Don’t wait for one leaf too many to fall, contact Sunny Pressure Washing to get your gutters checked.

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