You may forget just how important your gutters are until they stop functioning properly. Gutters serve a major role for our homes and for commercial properties. They redirect water away from your home, ensuring that water does not seep into your basement and cause flooding due to heavy rains or melting snow. However, that’s not the only problem that results from dirty, clogged gutters. If you do not regularly clean your gutters, you may experience a number of additional issues, including:
- Sagging gutters. If the downspouts of your gutters are clogged, water builds up in gutters, bogging them down. This pressure can cause gutters to sag and potentially collapse. It can be very expensive to install completely new gutters around your home.
- Insects. Many insects are drawn to moisture. Clogged gutters result in standing water all around the exterior of your home. This can be an invitation to mosquitoes, which breed in areas where water is being collected. Other insects, such as termites, are also drawn to areas with moisture issues. It goes without saying that a termite infestation can spell disaster for a homeowner.
- Birds. You may enjoy birdwatching, but you will not enjoy the results of a bird building a nest in your gutters. Unfortunately, a clogged gutter is an ideal spot for a bird to build a nest and lay eggs. Do not let birds get too comfortable in your gutters. Make sure they are clean and free of any materials like sticks, twigs, and leaves, which birds uses to build their nests.
- Mold. Just like water-filled gutters are a breeding ground for insects, they are also a breeding ground for mold. If left untouched, clogged gutters can become infested with mold and mildew. This will cause harmful spores to float through the air around your home.
Do not neglect your gutters. Call Perfect Power Wash to schedule your Soft Bristle Brush Gutter Brightening service today.