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Clogged Gutters Can Lead to Water Damage This Winter

Clogged Gutters Water DamageOut of sight, out of mind: when was the last time you cleaned your gutters? These simple devices are designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to carry water from your roof to a safe, designated area. However, if your gutters are not cleaned regularly they cannot adequately do their job, which can lead to some serious issues, like Water Damage.

Clogged Gutters Can Lead to Water Damage This Winter

If gutters become clogged with twigs and leaves, it can slow the drainage of rainwater from your roof. When this happens, water can begin to backup and pool on your roof, slowly seeping in under your shingles. You see, shingles are designed to shield your roof from water running down them, not water rising up from the bottom. As a result, fascia boards can begin to rot, allowing water to find its way into your attic and, eventually, the rest of your home. This process is sped up in the winter because of what is known as ice damming.

After it snows, the snow on your roof begins to melt. This melted water runs down your roof, where it should be safely removed via your gutters. Unfortunately, if your gutters are clogged this cannot happen. The melted snow freezes at the gutters, forming an ice dam and preventing water from properly draining off your roof. While ice dams can form on homes with clean gutters, clogged gutters increases these chances. As a result, pooling water seeps in under your shingles and into your attic, causing water damage. When this happens, you need help and you need it fast.

ServiceMaster of Baltimore Can Handle Your Water Damage Restoration

ServiceMaster of Baltimore is ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As an IICRC Certified company, our technicians are trained to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth, contain damage, remove contamination, and dry structural materials in an effort to reduce your loss and preserve your property.

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With over 57 years of experience in helping business owners and homeowners, like you, with water damage restoration, ServiceMaster of Baltimore is the best choice for the job. We maintain a high standard of morals, values, and customer service and handle every job with the utmost care, speed, and effectiveness.

Hopefully you have found our blog, “Clogged Gutters Can Lead to Water Damage This Winter,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.

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