Sure, those fiery-colored leaves are fun to watch as they flutter down from the tree branches, but where do they land? In your gutters. And when you don’t clean them out, they freeze in the winter, causing clogged gutters. Then, that beautiful, glittering ice melts with nowhere to go, causing wood rot, as well as other water damage. Fall and winter don’t sound as magical when you think about them that way, do they?
But, if you regularly clean out your gutters, you don’t have to worry. If you’re guilty of not cleaning them like you should, however, you had better keep reading to learn why you should go out and clean your gutters today.
Clogged Gutters and Water Damage
Your gutters have one main job to do: catch water that trickles down from your roof, and route it to the ground. However, clogged gutters can’t do that job. So then what happens? Then, it gets ugly. Water will back up and can pool onto your roof. We all know how bad sitting water is for almost everything, right? It’s not good for your shingles, either. It can cause rotting, and with rotting water can enter your attic and home, causing more rot and water damage problems, such as mold and mildew. Not good!
Ice only makes matters worse. If you already have clogged gutters, the pooling water can freeze into something called an “ice dam” that blocks ALL water drainage. This only accelerates the water damage process. Water damage can happen quickly enough on its own without the help of ice dams.
Cleaning your gutters regularly is a pain, but it’s certainly worth it. However, if you waited too long, and are noticing signs of water damage from clogged gutters, make sure you call ServiceMaster of Baltimore ASAP to fix the situation! Time is of the essence when water damage is involved.
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Hopefully you have found our blog, “Fall, Winter Bring Clogged Gutters and Water Damage,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.