We know, we know, cleaning your gutters is no fun. But can we tell you what’s way less fun? Dealing with the aftermath of water damage after the first big rainstorm this spring if you don’t clean your gutters. It may not seem like a big enough deal to go through the struggle of climbing up on a ladder to get all that gunk out of there, but we promise, it’s worth it.
Dangers of Dirty Gutters
Fun fact time: Say there’s a rainstorm that brings an inch of rain. Say your house is about 2,000 square feet. That’s 1,200 gallons of water pounding on your roof with nowhere to go in your gutters. Guess where that water is likely to end up? It’ll overflow from your dirty gutters, stream down your walls, and potentially find its way into your foundation or in your basement, leading to serious water damage.
Gutters are built for the express purpose of whisking all that water away from your home to prevent that water damage from ever happening. Clean gutters are the only way to keep that function strong. Other than finding cracks in your walls or foundation or accumulating in window wells, rainwater can also cause water damage when it accumulates at your clogged gutters and either leaks through your roof or causes rotting in your home’s fascia boards, soffits, or eaves. Clogged gutters full of soaked leaves and pooled water are also prime breeding ground for mosquitos.
Clean Gutters for Spring Cleaning
It might be gross, but water damage is a lot worse. Clean your gutters every so often to prevent debris buildup that can cause them to overflow. If you really can’t stand the process of cleaning gutters, we recommend springing for gutter covers, which will prevent leaves and such from entering the gutters in the first place. Remember that as trees sprout their leaves, they’ll be dropping flowers, seeds, or other plant matter that can accumulate, so you might have to hop up there a couple times this season. We guarantee it’ll be worth it.
Find Any Water Damage? Call ServiceMaster of Baltimore!
When water damage strikes, it is important to act fast. Turn off the source of the water, call a plumber to fix the underlying issue, take pictures and contact your insurance company, and call ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Click Here to request an estimate today!
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