Tell-Tale Signs Your Home Needs a Gutter Cleaning
Most often people end up neglecting gutters in their homes, not realizing that clogged gutters can cause a lot of problems later. Clogged gutters can cause flooding in the home which can cause cracks in the foundation, or even damage the roof. Gutters are meant to collect rainwater and drive it away from your home. They should be sturdy enough to last for a long time but in the event that they wear out, you should watch out for some signs that tell you they need to be repaired.
The gutters are starting to rust
Gutters can rust surprisingly easily. Since they are positioned in a way that causes them to be exposed to all kinds of harsh elements such as extreme weather conditions every day, it causes them to rust. Mild rust can be scrubbed off with the right tools, such as a wire brush. But extensive damage by rust can mean you need to call in a professional.
You see signs of water damage
When there is water damage beyond control in the interior and the exterior of your home, it’s a sign your gutters are no longer able to hold the water in. A clogged gutter means water is not able to flow through and your gutters need to be cleaned promptly. Signs of water damage are most visible in water leakages in the roof or basement. Most often, water starts to spill and you can also see streaks on the siding of your home.
The gutter is not graded
In cases where water stagnant water is left unaddressed in gutters, and not flowing through, it’s a sign that the gutter isn’t graded and needs to be adjusted. Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. If gutters are thoroughly cleaned often enough, these problems are less likely to arise.
Rodents seek shelter in gutters that are not cleaned often enough. Debris and compressed leaves that might fall in the gutter can attract smaller animals that want to build nests there. Ideally, your gutters should not serve as homes for these creatures and if they do, it means the gutters are clogged with debris and require professional cleaning.
If you’re looking for gutter cleaning services in Woody Creek, feel free to reach out to us. Our professionals will be happy to provide you with an estimate or a quote. Contact us at (970) 618-3785 for more information about our services.