Gutters perform an important service but are an often forgotten piece of our home. By the time most of us see a problem and consider cleaning the gutters, it may already too late. Heavy rain, snow, or even a windy day can fill uncovered gutters, causing multiple problems. Dirty gutters can lead to clogs and overflow, damaging your house in the process. This article will go over benefits of seasonal gutter cleaning, and how it could save you future headaches.
Winter Gutter Cleaning
If you’ve ever witnessed a frozen pipe burst open, you probably know it can cause some serious damage. Frozen guttering can be caused by heavy rain, snow, or sleet falling in your gutters, freezing to debris, and clogging the downspout. If your guttering freezes, excess water has no way of escaping your roof without causing damage. On top of freezing, excess water runoff can leak into the attic, damage siding, and damage walls, costing you far more in repairs. Cleaning your guttering before or during winter may be cold and unpleasant, but could save you money and frustration down the line.
Spring & Fall Gutter Cleaning
Spring and Fall often bring heavy rainfall and strong winds. These conditions can create problems for gutters when not properly maintained. During a strong storm, gutters collect dirt and debris that fill the downspout. Water gets trapped, begins to pool, and can separate seams, warp gutters, or damage roofing. Doing periodic inspections of guttering can prevent this from happening next time a big storm rolls through.
Gutter Cleaning Options
Depending on where you live, accessing gutters could be prove to be quite tricky. Safely setting up and using your ladder might not be possible. When you need gutters cleaned, but aren’t able to do it yourself, Honest Lee Handyman Services in Sacramento can help. We provide gutter cleaning services designed to fit any home, and can clean your gutters of debris to ensure they are performing as designed. If you’re interested in getting a free estimate for gutter cleaning, fill out an estimate request and we’ll get back to you right away.