Why do i need to have my gutters cleaned? Gutter cleaning can be dangerous, time consuming and just plain stinky. When leaves and debris end up in your gutters you could have SERIOUS problems. When gutters become full, the water backs up and overflows. That stagnant water becomes a breeding ground for mold, algae and mosquito's. Gutters are mounted to wood under the roof. When gutters are clogged with water the wood begins to rot and the added weight of the water can cause the gutters to break off the house. In winter this water freezes and expands causing even more damage. Gutter dislocating usually requires large parts of the gutters and the roof itself to be replaced at a huge expense to the owner.
If water is not properly routed away from your home it ends up in the ground beside your foundation. Clogged gutters are the leading cause of soggy roofs, basement moisture, crumbling foundations and worst of all... HOUSE MOLD!!
By having your gutters cleaned regularly, you can protect yourself from thousands of dollars of property damage down the road.
About gutters: A gutter is a narrow channel, or trough, forming the component of a roof system which collects and diverts rainwater shed by the roof.
The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building's foundation by channeling water away from its base. They also help to reduce erosion, prevent leaks in basements and crawlspaces, protect painted surfaces by reducing exposure to water, and provide a means to collect rainwater for later use.