Are gutters your home’s unsung heroes? We believe they are. Designed to channel water safely away from the roof and the foundation, gutters protect your home from water damage. Without your gutters, water might pool on the roof or flood the foundations of the house. Either alternative could lead to significant structural damage and expensive repairs.
The level of protection that your gutters offer depends on how well you maintain them. While it’s a chore to get up on a ladder and check that the gutters are clear of debris, it’s an essential part of home maintenance.
If you’d rather not risk clambering up there, XteriClean Pressure Washing offers professional gutter cleaning services. We train our experienced team to clean gutters efficiently and safely.
Benefits of Cleaning Your Gutters
Extends Roof’s Lifespan
The rainy season can do more than dampen your spirits. Blocked gutters may allow water to pool on the roof. The weight of the water in these areas puts extra strain on the roof, decreasing its lifespan.
If you live in the colder spots in the state, that water might freeze, causing ice dams that prevent ice sliding off the roof. The weight of the ice causes pressure on the whole roof, potentially damaging it.
A well-designed, fully functional gutter system is your best defense against both water pooling and the formation of ice dams. Consequently, regularly cleaning your gutters extends the lifespan of your roof.
Prevents Basement Flooding
Your basement might flood for several reasons. A blocked gutter is not something that you’d think of immediately when your basement floods. It’s one of the first things that we recommend checking, however.
When your gutters are blocked, the overflow streams down the walls of your home instead of going into the storm drains. As it has nowhere else to go, it accumulates around your basement and causes flooding.
Increased Safety and Comfort
Water damage from blocked gutters is one consequence of not clearing away debris. Another less pleasant outcome is that the overflowing water deposits leaves and debris close to your house.
This debris provides a good nesting environment for mosquitos and rats. Worse perhaps is that the moist climate underneath the decaying vegetation promotes the growth of mildew and mold.
The rats and mosquitos may carry disease. The mildew and mold may have severe repercussions for your family’s health and well-being. Not all mold is toxic, but the spores might cause respiratory issues in people susceptible to allergies.
Increased Curb Appeal
The structural damage caused by clogged gutters reduces the overall value of your home because it damages the home’s structural integrity. When you put your home on the market, you’ll have to disclose water damage or flooding.
This disclosure might discourage potential buyers or prompt them to make a less-than-fair offer. Buyers usually overestimate the cost of repairing such damage.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, the water overflow might reduce the curb appeal of your home because it floods the soil. It’ll drown most plants in the area, making it challenging to maintain a beautiful garden.
Why You Need Gutter Cleaning Services in Savannah and Surrounding Areas
The mild climate in Georgia is great for our gardens, but it can be problematic for home maintenance. The lush vegetation looks pretty, but when the leaves drop off the trees, they can be a nuisance.
Raking up the leaves might seem like a regular chore, but clearing the leaves out of the gutters is too dangerous for adults or children without the right safety equipment.
The safety aspect makes things tricky for homeowners. While people in other states can get away with an annual gutter inspection, our humid climate means that we need to clean the gutters at least twice a year.
The best times to clean your gutters are in the spring before the heavy rain comes and before the trees drop their leaves in the fall.
Think of XteriClean Pressure Washing as your shortcut to gutter maintenance. We use state of the art equipment and professional training to get the job done in one visit.
Choose XteriClean For Your Gutter Cleaning Today!
XteriClean Pressure Washing helps you protect your home’s integrity by cleaning your gutters and ensuring that they’re fully functional. We’re the go-to experts for pressure washing services in Savannah and surrounding areas because of our outstanding service and expertise.
Call us or reach out online to get a free, no-obligation quote for cleaning your gutters today.