Blog, Gutters, Gutters - Helpful Tips   |   February 12, 2018

Gutter Services: 3 Important Reasons For Scheduling Your Gutter Cleaning Service In Northern Virginia

“Out of sight, out of mind,” this term could definitely apply to gutters. Many homeowners don’t understand the importance of having their gutters cleaned out on a routine basis. Gutterman Services wants to warn homeowners that ignored gutters can eventually lead to big problems. For instance, during the winter if you have clogged gutters and ice forms in them, you run a high chance of the gutters pulling away from the house. In many cases that’s when more damage can occur. Your siding and even landscaping can be ruined if you don’t invest in gutter cleaning service.

Here are three important reasons to schedule a gutter cleaning:

1) Rot – Clogged gutters cause water to overflow and drip down the side of your house. Over time this can cause the siding of your home to rot, become stained and even create ice dams in the winter. Additionally, the water that will collect on your roof due to improperly functioning gutters can cause rot and lead to a need for expensive repairs.

2) Foundation issues – Well performing gutters direct water away from your home’s foundation; usually to an area that can absorb the water. However, if your gutters are clogged and overflowing, the water drips down, eventually creating cracks and making its way into the basement. This can lead to mold and rot indoors, and it can also chip away at the foundation. This can make your whole home unsteady and that can lead to very expensive repairs.

3) Pests – Mosquitoes and other pests love nothing more than standing water. Gutters clogged with leaves and debris collect small amounts of water and attract flies, mosquitoes and other unwanted occupants. Clogged gutters increase your chance of bug bites during the spring and summer months. We can confirm (and most likely you can too) that nothing is more irritating than an itchy bug bite! In worst case scenarios, it can lead to an increased risk of exposing your family to illnesses like West Nile.

Well performing gutters keep rain and melting snow away from the roof and foundation of the home and prevent ice from collecting on the roof. Their purpose is to direct water away but if your gutters are clogged with leaves or other debris, the water can’t run through them.

Protect your home and its value from unwanted water damage by relying on Gutterman Services for your gutter cleaning services. We even have a Bundle & Save program to help you save up to 15% on routine house maintenance. Learn more by visiting: https://guttermanservices.com/loyalty-program/