Cleaning your gutters is just as important as changing the oil in your car, or replacing the bag in your vacuum cleaner. Keeping your gutters cleared of debris helps them work the way they were intended. Clogged gutters allow water to pool and eventually overflow, wreaking havoc on your home. Water can destroy windowsills, door frames, and even damage your home’s foundation.
Gonzalez all Gutters Inc.offers semi-annual or triennial gutter cleaning for residential and commercial properties. We’re the Triangle’s top provider of gutter cleaning services. All of our cleaning technicians are highly trained to ensure the highest level of gutter cleaning service and are considerate to each customer’s property and landscape.
Our gutter cleaning technicians are also trained to pay attention to detail and custom clean each home based on actual conditions. Our gutter cleaning is simple and efficient.
The Top 3 Reasons People Delay Gutter Cleaning
#3 Physical limitations or fear of heights, amplified by roof type or pitch.
#2 Some are unaware that leaves retain moisture and that needles are acidic, virtually rotting their gutters
And the #1 reason is…
#1 Out of sight, out of mind. a lot of people don’t realize they need their gutters cleaned, until they’re rotten, leaking, overflowing, or causing other damage.
Possible Problems Caused by Neglecting Your Gutters
Water backing up from clogged gutters will cause moisture damage to the wood fascia and soffits around the house. When gutters have debris piled up above the flashing or shingle line, the debris can hold moisture on the fascia boards. The moisture can also affect the roof sheathing and framing beyond the fascia. The debris will act like a wick and bring water in the bottom of the gutter up to the fascia. An area that becomes rotted will quickly get worse if the leak is not taken care of by cleaning your gutters.
Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause driveways and walks to sag and crack.
Any newly installed plants or landscape mulching can be washed away due to water overflowing.
Bugs love moisture. Keeping the soil dry around the foundations can force bugs to go elsewhere. Many termite protection companies will not provide their warranty unless there are seamless rain gutters in good working condition.
When we get to the end of the gutter where the spout is, we spray the hose down it to make sure it’s clear. If the spout is clogged, water will back up and cause problems. Clearing clogged spouts can be a chore. If we find a clogged spout that we can’t clear with water our service technicians have the expertise to take the spout apart, remove the clog, and put it back together properly.
Lack of cleaning will also cause water to pond in areas dammed by debris. This condition is ideal for breeding mosquitoes. Plants, birds, insects and even mice will make a home in gutter debris.