Why Clean Gutters Matter | SERVPRO® of Washington County
If you’ve heard it once from home maintenance experts, you’ve probably heard it a million times. It would be best if you had your gutters cleaned regularly.
It’s advice we often give to our clients, and it’s good. But many people don’t understand exactly why clean gutters make such a difference when it comes to your home. Especially since it, ideally, should be done multiple times in a year.
But clean gutters are vital to a well-maintained home. Experts agree they’re important. Spending a little to clean your gutters now can save you a lot of money later.
This is especially important if your clean gutters take water away from your home, instead of letting it seep into your foundation, where it can do damage. Or it can keep water away from your basement, which can begin to grow mold over time.
Here are two more reasons to clean your gutters regularly:
Clean gutters control the water flow. Blocked gutters can send water to places you don’t want it to go, like down toward your foundation or siding. Instead, clean them out. That way, the water will move the safest way possible away from your home.
Clean gutters have less debris. Gutters can collect leaves, small limbs, dirt and other outdoor items. After a time, this wet, soggy mess can weigh them down and damage your gutters. It all goes back to how you want your gutters to move your water—and that’s quickly and efficiently away from your home.
So, as you can see, cleaning your gutters will make your home a safer place. Experts recommend doing this simple maintenance act every four to six months.
If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.