Essential Reasons to Keep Your Gutters Clean

No one enjoys cleaning their gutters, but it is one of those maintenance chores that needs to be done at least once a year or more if you live near a lot of trees. Gutters play the important role of ferrying away rain water to the appropriate drain spouts so that it doesn’t back up and pool by your foundation. This can lead to foundation rising and sinking of your foundation when the water has nowhere left to go, which becomes a wildly expensive repair.

Essential Reasons to Keep Your Gutters Clean

While Texas isn’t known for its huge amount of rainfall, as they say, when it rains, it pours. When it rains in Texas and you have blocked gutters, it pours over the side of them.

Yet, everyone knows that clean gutter play a crucial role in drainage. There are other benefits to having clean gutters that most people don’t realize.

  • Keeps Bugs Away – When your gutters are dirty, the debris gets wet and often stays wet. This moist, warm area is the perfect place for insects to breed and live. Whether you want to keep mosquitoes away from your home or don’t want carpenter ants breaking in, keeping clean gutters is a essential.
  • Prevents Rot – While the moisture may seem contained to the metal of your gutters, it often has a way of spreading when your gutters are dirty and hold water. Often the first victim are your shingles and the wood underneath.
  • Looks Good – Having your gutters cleaned need not only be about proper drainage. Using a gutter cleaning company also makes sure they look visually nice. The black mold lines that have appeared will get washed away, and your gutters are left looking bright and new. This is essential if you are looking to sell your home or just want to impress your neighbors.

While gutter cleaning is important, you need not lose a day of your weekend doing it yourself. Contact us today to see what Kelley Property Care can do to help.

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