Why Clean Your Gutters Before Winter

When is the last time you cleaned, or even looked inside, your gutters? If you cannot recall, it is likely that your gutters are in desperate need of being cleaned out. Clogged gutters can be a significant hazard during the fall and winter season. It is very important not to continually put off cleaning your gutters. Here is why:

PPW-BlogImages-Nov15_0003_PPW-Images-Ice-On-Gutter-2-Sep13Your gutters are designed to capture water that falls on your roof and redirect it from your home, specifically away from your home’s foundation. However, throughout the year, your gutters can become home to fallen leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris. When this debris is left to accumulate, it becomes compacted into a thick sludge, which weighs your gutters down and prevents the proper flow of water. If water pools around your home, it can seep underneath the surface and cause flooding. And as the temperatures begin to drop in the winter season, when water spills over the sides of your gutters, it will freeze around the foundation of your home, as well as create icicles. When this melts, it can also cause water damage.

If gutters remain full of debris, they will compromise the health and safety of your family. As those leaves and twigs begin to pile in your gutters, they become a perfect breeding ground for harmful contaminants like mold and mildew. Individuals who are susceptible to allergies or suffer from asthma will be particularly affected by harmful mold spores in the air. Thoroughly cleaning out gutters will remove and destroy these contaminants, before they create a health risk for you and your family.

Perfect Power Wash is available to do your dirty gutter cleanups. Our teams thoroughly remove all debris from your gutters, then employ a Soft Bristle Brush Gutter Brightening service to destroy contaminants and leave your gutters renewed and ready for the winter season. Request a quote or call today to schedule your service!