Why It’s Important to Clean Your Gutters in the Fall

Gutter cleaning services

Is your property in need of gutter cleaning services? If your gutters are leaking or overflowing, there is a good chance that they need to be cleaned. If you’re like many homeowners, cleaning your gutters is the last thing on your mind. However, cleaning your gutters is actually an investment in your property. Gutters play an important role in protecting your property from damage. Leaving these parts of your home unattended can result in damage that can be very expensive to repair. We at Reflection of Perfection offer gutter and roof cleaning services that will help protect your property and save you time and money.

There are several risks associated with dirty and clogged gutters. The following are some of the most common problems homeowners have after neglecting having their gutters cleaned.

  • Damaged gutters – if you let debris continue collecting and clogging your gutters, your gutters will become weighed down by the weight of the water and debris. They will eventually collapse and become damaged. This will not only be expensive to repair but will also be a health and safety hazard on your property.
  • Foundation damage – Gutters play the important role of collecting water runoff from your roof and preventing it from collecting at your foundation. When a gutter is clogged the water will overflow and pool at the foundation. This water will be absorbed by the soil and increase pressure against the foundation walls. This will result in cracking and leaking of foundation walls.
  • Damaged roofs – gutters collect and guide runoff water from the roof. If the water collects in the gutters, it will remain in contact with the roof shingles. The shingles will absorb the water and rot. Not only will this cause damage to your shingles but your ceiling and insulation too.
  • Infestation by pests – pests such as cockroaches, mosquitoes and rodents thrive in damp environments. They will build nests in the debris clogging your gutters and infest your home.
  • Ice buildup – water collected in your clogged gutters will freeze in the winter. This will weigh down your gutters and cause them to pull away from the roof.
  • Landscape damage – excess water from overflowing gutters can damage your landscape by washing away the nutrient rich top soil. It can also cause your soils to become waterlogged. This will result in the death of plant life.

Gutter Cleaning Benefits

Our gutter services are designed to protect your property from the risks associated with clogged and dirty gutters. Our services will:

  • prevent foundation damage
  • prevent pest infestation
  • protect your landscape from damage
  • maintain the value of your property
  • prevent roof damage

Best Times To Clean Your Gutters

If you’re considering investing in cleaning your gutters, you may be wondering when to have your gutters cleaned. We recommend having your gutters cleaned in spring and fall. Spring cleaning will get rid of debris that collected during the winter. Fall cleaning will prevent the accumulation of debris that could interfere with the drainage of water and molten snow during the winter.

Tools Needed

The tools required for gutter cleaning include:

  • a sturdy ladder
  • work gloves
  • a tarp
  • screwdriver
  • trowel
  • garden hose with spray nozzle
  • safety goggles

Cleaning your gutters can be very risky. It means working at a height. There is great risk of falling and injuring yourself. There is also a risk of damaging your roof and gutters if you are not experienced with cleaning your roof. It is therefore best to leave gutter and roof cleaning to the professionals.

Cleaning Gutters Can Be Risky Task for Most Property Owners

We at Reflection of Perfection offer expert cleaning services. Whether you need your gutters cleaned or are in need of moss removal services, you can rely on our team of experienced professionals to ensure the job is done right. We adhere to the highest standards of safety and quality. We will ensure safety on your property throughout the job.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection and get a quote for our services. We offer high quality services at affordable rates. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help to protect your property.

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