So, if the kitchen is the heart of our home, wouldn’t that mean our gutters are the veins? Protecting our hearts is the top priority for most people, yet we eat things which tend to clog our arteries and can lead to some serious complications. The same thing can be said about your eavestroughs. If you notice your home is showing signs of clogged gutters, it can result in damage to your home’s siding, roof, and foundation.
Signs of Clogged Gutters
As homeowners, it’s important to be able to identify the signs of clogged gutters. Common signs of blockages include:
- Overflowing water on your eavestroughs
- Sagging or bending gutters
- Mould and stains are present in or around your eaves
- Greenery growing out of your gutters
The Importance of Clog-Free Gutters
When it rains, water should drain into our eavestroughs and flow down away from the foundation of our home. If our eavestroughs become blocked with leaves and debris, water could make its way to our fascia. If our eavestroughs leak because of lack of drainage, the soil below will become soft and damp. Unfortunately, if the soil can’t drain properly, the water will work it’s way down for hours and in some cases, several days after rainfall. This could cause a crack in our foundation. Eventually, if the water sits for too long, a layer of mould, mildew or bacteria could start to grow inside our homes.
The Solution to Clogged Gutters
What can we do when we notice our gutters aren’t draining properly? Well, they say when we feel chest pain, we should go see a doctor. The same thing could be said about our homes. If you’ve never cleaned our gutters before, or you’re not confident doing it, or you don’t know how to unclog a gutter, it can be really scary. o keep your home healthy and prevent damage, we recommend regular gutter cleaning. Fixing foundation cracks caused by leaking gutters can put someone back thousands of dollars in repairs. A good gutter cleaning service is only a few hundred and will protect our home.
What to Look for in a Gutter Cleaning Service
- Are they safety certified?
- What type of equipment do they use?
- Do they love what they’re doing?
- Do they go above and beyond?
Trust Home Service Solutions for Professional Gutter Cleaning
Clean gutters are a sign of a healthy home. If you are interested in a free quote for our gutter cleaning services, contact us, and our team will be happy to help.