Why Should You Keep Your Gutters Clean?
Gutters are probably the easiest things around the house to overlook. They aren’t fancy, and their function seems mundane. Does this mean that your gutters will take care of themselves? Absolutely not! In
fact, if you ignore your gutters and the debris that collects in them, you could find yourself in need of costly home repairs.
Clean Gutters Keeps Protect Your Home
When properly functioning, gutters catch water as it runs off your house and funnel it away from your foundation (and basement!). Your foundation can be damaged as water drips over the sides of the gutters. Water that backs up in the gutters can leech into walls or ceilings. This is particularly dangerous because the extent of the damage is nearly always more severe than it appears from inside your home.
Gutters During the Winter
In wintertime, backed-up water can freeze forming ice dams, whose weight can tear gutters off the side of your house. What is worse, water can leak into your roof and walls and then freeze. This can cause extensive damage because water expands as it freezes, thereby opening more space for water to leak in, causing thousands of dollars of damage to your home.
Dangers Behind Cleaning Your Own Gutters
Cleaning your own gutters can be dangerous. Accidents while on ladders are very common, especially when ladders are poorly maintained. You could also come in contact with electrical wiring or suffer from vertigo and dizziness while being high up.
Empire Gutter Cleaning
Contacting a professional gutter cleaning company is a great way to avoid safety risks and save money in the long run. Empire Gutter Cleaning has many years of experience and is fully licensed and insured. With our affordable prices and free quotes, we would be glad to service your gutters! We even take before and after pictures to show you that we did a good job!