Whenever you make an investment inside or outside of your home, you want to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. This is especially true when installing devices that help to protect the structural integrity and safety of the rest of your home, like gutters. Your roof gutters help to protect your home from water damage caused by rain and reduce the likelihood of mold growth on the side of your home. How can you ensure that your gutters last as long as possible?
Have Your Gutters Professionally Cleaned
Your gutters should be debris-free throughout the year. Clogged gutters are one of the most common causes of basement flooding in the country, and having your gutters professionally cleaned twice a year can dramatically reduce your chances of being affected. How can you tell that your gutters should be professionally cleaned?
- Animals and pests are crawling around in your gutters
- Water overflows from the gutters during a rainstorm
- The gutters appear to be sagging or pulling away from your house
- Your siding is stained
- Plants are sprouting and growing in your gutters
- You can’t remember the last time that your gutters were cleaned
Pay Attention to Trees
In a thunderstorm or snowstorm, tree branches hanging over the gutters can snap and fall on your home, damaging the gutters or your roof. Even if the branches don’t break, trees hanging directly over the gutters will deposit leaves and debris inside. Make sure that branches are trimmed to a length that won’t leave twigs and tree debris in your gutters after a storm.
Make Repairs ASAP
Just like you wouldn’t let a leaky pipe go for months without repairs, you should never allow gutter repairs to linger. Any cracking, puncturing or sagging should be corrected as quickly as possible. Any minor gutter issues today can quickly snowball into serious problems tomorrow. Not sure if any repairs are needed? Clean Sweep can check for any gutter issues during your cleaning and recommend repairs if necessary.
Keep Your Gutters Clean with Clean Sweep Maryland
When it comes to keeping your home dry during spring showers and summer storms, you should never settle for less. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.