Whether you’ve just climbed up a ladder to start working on those Christmas lights or you’re admiring the handiwork of that one neighbor who always manages to get his lights up before you’ve even thought about it, chances are you’ve noticed a few (or more) of those pesky leaves poking out of the gutters. Not only are those clogs unsightly, but they can lead to some serious damage that can take a sizeable chunk out of your holiday budget.
Cleaning your gutters may seem like a pain, but it’s well worth it in the long run. You’d be surprised to find out what’s really hiding in there, including common (and not-so-common) things like:
- Plastic bags
- Other Miscellaneous garbage
Most people are concerned about a hard rain, but clogged gutters actually allow the water to pool, creating the potential for serious water damage. The first thing at risk is your roof, affecting your roofline, shingles, and fascia. And if you’ve ever had to pay for a roof repair in the past, you already know how costly it can be.
When it does pour, these clogged drains quickly overflow, flooding the areas right next to your business’s foundation. Repeated instances of such flooding can carve out trenches in the ground and cause damage to your foundation, which inevitably leads to basement flooding.
The good news is … it doesn’t take a lot to maintain your gutters. With just two regular cleanings a year you can keep the extra debris to a minimum. The bad news is … cleaning your gutters can be a messy, dangerous job, especially for those who aren’t comfortable with heights or unable to climb tall ladders. This is why so many people hire a professional to come in and get the job done.
If you’d like to find out how Action Plumbing can assist you with your regularly scheduled gutter cleanings, reach out to a one of our representatives today. We’re here to help you keep your plumbing on track anytime of year!