Gutters might seem like a tiny aspect of your home’s interior, but they’re actually incredibly important to the health of your home. The gutters are like a water discharge system for your home’s exterior, protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. If they’re clogged, rainwater can become a serious problem.
Without appropriate gutter cleaning, your home could be at risk for:
• A Leaky Roof
• Water Damage
• Pest Infestations
• Bee Infestations
• Black Mold
To avoid these costly home repairs, it’s better to be proactive when it comes to gutter maintenance.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CLEAN MY GUTTERS?
While the answer really depends on how many trees you have in your yard, experts recommend biannual gutter cleaning: in the spring and fall.
Cleaning your gutters in the spring ensures that dead leaves from the winter don’t continue to clog your gutters. A spring cleaning also eliminates those pesky maple tree helicopters which can be a real nuisance for South Jersey homes.
In the fall, it makes sense to clean your gutters because most of the leaves have fallen. Without cleaning, these autumnal leaves will stay stuck in your gutters and create problems.
If you live on a heavily wooded property, as many in South Jersey tend to be, you might want to clean your gutters every four months. When leaves fall year-round, it’s important to have year-round gutter cleaning as well.
CAN I CLEAN GUTTERS MYSELF?
You can try, but it’s usually best to leave gutter cleaning to a certified gutter repair company. Not only will you have to secure a safe latter to do the work, but you also might find it difficult to clean the downspouts. The downspouts, which act as a spout for rainwater, need to be cleaned so that they don’t back up and eventually clog the roof.
Hiring a professional gutter repair company ensures that every aspect of your home’s gutter system will be cleaned thoroughly and correctly.
If you’re due for gutter cleaning, contact Champion Exteriors today in South Jersey.