Gutter cleaning is a critical aspect of home maintenance. Keeping your gutters (or eavestroughs) clean and free of debris comes with many benefits and allows your home to function properly. Believe it or not, your house isn’t the only thing that will benefit from clean gutters. Your yard and other outdoor spaces will also benefit from your eavestroughs being free and clear of leaves, twigs and other debris.
Extend the Life of Your Eaves
Gutter cleaning is similar to owning a car; when you keep your car clean, the paint will stay in better condition. Similarly, maintaining clean gutters will keep them in better condition and allow you to get a longer life out of your eaves. When there is debris in your eaves that restricts water flow, your eavestroughs experience more weight and stress, causing them to sag and ultimately begin self-destructing. On the other hand, when they’re clean and allow the water to flow through, there is less weight and they do not begin to sag or come undone from your home.
Gutter Cleaning = Clean House
When rain comes down from the sky, or the snow begins melting off the roof of your house in the spring, the water must go somewhere. When your gutters are clogged with whatever debris that has built up over time, the water cannot flow properly. This results in water overflowing and pouring over the eaves in a non-organized manor. As this happens and the water hits the ground, it will likely splash up onto the exterior of your home. With this will come dirt and mud, causing a lot more effort cleaning and washing your home. Gutter cleaning keeps the water flowing in a controlled fashion, keeping your home’s exterior clean and tidy.
When you get gutter cleaning done to your home, it was previously mentioned that water is now able to flow through your gutters properly. If your rainfall system is set up good, you can actually catch and harvest this water. The rain water can be used to water your plants or grass in your yard, saving you money and reducing your overall water use. Of course, this water cannot be harvested unless the water is able to flow to your holding container.
Gutter Cleaning Reduces Rot
When your gutter are clean and clear of debris, the rain and other weather acts as a self-cleaning system. This basically means that when water is able to flow through them, they’re able to wash themselves out. Sometimes a big wind storm or the changing of the seasons can bring higher amounts of debris and when there is dryer periods without rain, debris can build up. Gutter cleaning allows this debris to be removed and prevents rotting. When the clogged eaves begin rotting, they carry with them all sorts of foul smells to your yard, attracting unwanted pests and other creatures. nobody wants this! Gutter cleaning prevents the rotting and other negative consequences of clogged gutters.
We Can Help!
The Boys Next Door can help you with your gutter cleaning needs. On top of window washing, house washing and pressure washing, we have the equipment and the know-how to get your eaves clean and functioning properly. Send us a message or give us a call today to book your appointment!