Gutter Cleaning Services
One of MOSS MONSTER’S favourite services is gutter cleaning. There is often so much debris and moss and sticks and roof tiles and dust and grass and even bushes growing in the gutters and downpipes. If MOSS MONSTER was a creature then it would certainly be filled.
Reasons why you should clean your Gutters
8 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Gutters
Have you been ignoring your gutters?
Gutters that fall into disrepair and become clogged are unable to do their job—protect your home. Clogged gutters can lead to leaky roofs and water damage, among other concerns. Not to mention, clogged gutters are a paradise for pests, rodents, and mould which aren’t the type of company you want attracted to your home.
We’ve outlined the top reasons you should consider moving gutter cleaning to the top of your to-do list.
Reason #1 Prevent Water Damage to Your Home
We recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year to avoid the risks of water damage. Water damage from gutters that haven’t been maintained can occur both inside and outside of the home.
Excess water can travel into your home through crevices and cracks under the eaves. This trickle might not seem like such a big deal at first but the compounding effects can result in serious and extensive water damage. This will appear as ugly staining to your walls and ceiling.
Clogged gutters and downspouts can also push water, with nowhere else to go, through the roofing structure.
Reason #2 Electrical Fires
Running water entering in from an overflowing gutter can run down the inside wall onto an electrical supply. Apart from the risk to your family sleeping at night if the fire was to occur as an alternative can you imagine coming home to your house burnt out due to a fire caused by blocked gutters. To add to the grave problem imagine calling the house insurance company and them telling you after an investigation that you are not covered because of no maintenance that was carried out on your gutter being cleaned.
Reason #3 Ward Off Pests
Clogged gutters make attractive hangouts for pests and rodents. This can be a serious health hazard for your family and also lead to a number of other damages associated with pest infestations.
Keeping your gutters clean keeps rot from occurring, which is an especially attractive feature of clogged gutters for pests.
If you skip out on having your gutters cleaned the pest and rodent problem can become more extensive. This can ultimately lead to major repair costs.
Reason #4 Protect Your Roof
When your gutters are clogged, there’s nowhere for water to go. This can force water to your roof, resulting in water leaks. For obvious reasons, water leaks aren’t something you want occurring in your home.
Leaks can lead to further damage to your home’s interior, rot away your roofing system, and result in high repair costs. The cost to protect your roof with gutter cleaning services is relatively low in comparison to the average costs of roof repair.
Reason #5 Avoid Fascia Damage
Your clogged gutters inevitably will begin to hold water. Between the mounting water and the weight of the debris clogging your gutters, your gutters will become incredibly heavy. This can lead to your gutter breaking away from the fascia causing damage to this portion of your roofing system.
So use a Softwash contractor who should advise you the correct application to use for your property and on what substrate (building surface).
Reason #6 Protect Garden Beds from Damage
If you’ve spent a great deal of time tending to or having a landscaping company tend to the garden beds around your home then you’ll want to do what you can to protect them.
If your gutters are unkempt and overflowing with water, instead of successfully guiding it down a downspout, then your garden beds are at risk. Clogged gutters can lead to overwatering, which may ultimately kill your plants.
Reason #7 Improve Curb Appeal
Clean gutters won’t be the one factor that sells your home (or makes your neighbours jealous). But clean, kept gutters give your home a defined look without distraction. In fact, the gutters will most likely blend right into the rest of your home—just how you want it to be.
Not only are clean gutters a good look, but the absence of damage caused by unkempt gutters is also a good look. This will keep your home from having saggy gutters, torn up landscaping, and water staining on your walls.
Whether you’re trying to sell your home right now or you just want a beautiful house to come home to, well-kept gutters will help you achieve your goal.
Reason #8 Extend Gutter Lifespan
Clogged gutters can accumulate debris and collect water, causing them to become damaged under the mounting weight. This can also lead to rust and corrosion, shortening the lifespan of your gutters.
Gutters that receive proper maintenance and cleaning can last for 20 to 50 years depending on the material used. Downspouts can last for even longer with average lifespans of 30 to 100 years.
How We Can Help
We can access your gutters safely by using a gutter vacuum system from the safety of the ground.
We can provide you pictures or video if required of before (the reasons why it is so blocked) and afterwards with a clear and clean gutter line and downpipe with water tests carried out to show an excellent water flow of a completely efficient gutter system.
A gutter vacuum system is a particularly good idea when it comes difficult to reach areas of the gutters or downpipe where debris is lodged. This vacuum system works quite effectively. Alternatively there are always standoff ladder brackets to protect the roof tiles and gutter whilst using a ladder with safety devices like anti-slip mats.
Sometimes a ‘hands on’ approach is required for the more stubborn compact organic growth in the gutters or downpipes.
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