(Tri-State SoftWash) offers professional gutter cleaning in (Martinsburg, WV). Gutter cleaning is a very vital part in home maintenance. Doing so will help to elongate the life span of your home’s windows, sidings and roofs. Gutter cleaning should be done at least two times yearly depending on the number of foliage and trees near your home.
REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS
A clean and neat gutter allows free flow of water off a roof, through a channel and down a downspout directed far away from the external part of the home. If water doesn’t flow as expected due to the fact that the gutter is clogged, it will remain stagnant in the gutter until it overflows.
DAMAGE TO ROOFING
The rainwater will cause damage to the roof shingles and can possibly lead to cracks forming if the gutter is not properly taken care of. These cracks can result in leakages in the roofs ceiling which would lead to leaks in the Internal part of the home. To get your rotted ceiling or damaged roof repaired or replaced, can be very expensive.
Another disadvantage of overflowing rainwater and debris is that it’s harmful to gutters themselves. Organic materials will rot the aluminum that most gutters are made out of.
The appearance of your home might not be the most important reason for taking care of your gutters,
but it is the most obvious. Most times, dirt can often be seen from the front of your building.
The overflowing water also deteriorates the look of your roofing shingles. A home without a clean gutter
always brings about an ugly sight.
Stagnant water is a place where insects and pests harbor. If rainwater remains in the gutter for some period of time, it will become home for termites, mosquitoes, insects, etc. When you properly clean your gutter, it will get rid of these pests and insects in your home.
Clogged gutters are a common cause for basement flooding. The water will overflow the gutter and then pool at the base of the house just a little above the basement. During this period, the foundation will not be firm again and water that runs above the basement will leak into it. This leakage can result in the formation of mildew or mold growth. It will also destroy carpet, paint, and furniture in the basement.
SHOULD YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL GUTTER CLEANING SERVICE?
From the above, you can see that several problems can result from unclean gutters. Most homeowners can do the work themselves, if they are able to climb a ladder and reach all the gutters. They can also do it if there are not a significant number of trees hanging over the home.
But, people that are unable to perform the work of cleaning their gutters are advised to call professionals (Tri-State SoftWash) who specialize in gutter cleaning. Serious injuries can occur due to the heights involved in gutter cleaning, and as noted above, serious damage can occur to a home if the cleaning is done poorly.
The cost of our gutter cleaning service is affordable compared to the costs of major home repair projects or medical bills from injury.