Don’t Get Your Mind out of the Gutter!

Written by: Julie Keating

Although many people often don’t think much about their gutters or how they are functioning, they should. Gutters are one of those things that you don’t know are critical until they cease to work. If you have shirked your responsibility and haven’t had your mind in the gutter, now is a perfect time to schedule for gutter cleaning. If you don’t know why? This is our reminder about the importance of your gutter cleaning, you’re welcome.

Gutter Prevents Water Damage

Gutters work by catching water and then guiding it around and away from your home. When you don’t control water, it can lead to damage to the foundation of your home. Clogged gutters stop the flow of water, and can lead to problems with your foundation, rotting of your fascia and soffit boards, and other mold and mildew issues. The small cost of having your gutters cleaned is well worth reducing the damage that can result if you don’t.

Removes Unwanted Pests

 When dirt and debris collect in your gutters, it can become a breeding ground for pests. Creatures and critters like mice, insects, rats, mosquitos, and birds can all find a warm, moist place to multiply if you don’t clean your gutters out. Do your whole family service and hire a gutter cleaning service to reduce the irritation that comes from a pest problem!

Landscaping Destruction

Gutters that aren’t flowing properly will lead to rainwater spilling out the sides of the gutters and onto the ground below. When your landscaping is bombarded with rainwater, it can destroy the foliage. It can also lead to rot at the root system. Landscaping is there to improve the aesthetics of your home, if it looks bad, so does your house!

Gutters Stop Basement Flooding

Gutters that aren’t working properly lead to water that isn’t guided properly. If you have water pooling at the foundation, not only does it lead to soil erosion; but it can also lead to flooding issues. Whether you have a basement or a crawlspace, excessive water flowing to it will lead to things like flooding, or mold and mildew build up in crawlspaces. Having your gutters cleaned regularly is a great preventative tool against moisture issues and mold. 

It Can Help to Improve the Lifespan of Your Roof

If dirt and debris build up in your gutters trapping moisture, mildew, and mold, that will eventually begin to cause rot to your roof line. The more mold you have, the more it grows. By having your gutters cleaned, you can help extend the lifespan of your roofing materials, which is a huge win for your home maintenance needs. 

Clean Gutters Just Look Better

When you have dirty gutters, it is possible that tree seeds and branches can get caught and over time, they can start to sprout. Nothing decreases the curbside appeal of your home more than having small trees growing from the top of it. By cleaning out your gutters, you are doing all that you can to make your home look better. You are also protecting the equity of your home by preserving its appeal.

Gutters are those things we typically don’t think about until we have to. Cleaning gutters is a necessary home maintenance must to ensure that they do what they are supposed to; guide water away from your home. If they aren’t working properly, your foundation can’t either. At Sunshine Soft Wash, we do all that we can to make sure your gutters are flowing freely, looking great, and not doing damage to your home or all surrounding it. Schedule your gutter cleaning appointment today!