Your gutters are an important part of your home’s weatherproofing system, so you must care for them throughout the year to keep them in good shape. Your gutters work to divert rain and debris away from your home and protect it from water and structural damage.
If you want to keep your gutters well-maintained and think you need to schedule a gutter cleaning, here are four signs to look out for:
- Pests: The leaves, twigs, and other organic material that accumulate in a dirty gutter can provide food and shelter for unwanted guests like insects, rodents, and birds. If you notice clues that there are pests inhabiting your gutter, it is recommended that you schedule a gutter cleaning service.
- Plants: Wind, animals, and insects can transport and deposit plant seeds in your gutters. If this environment is rich with moisture and organic material like dirt and leaves, you may notice moss, weeds, or even flowers blooming in your gutters.
- Sagging: Gutters can get heavy if they become clogged from collecting an excess of rainwater and debris. Left untreated, this can cause structural damage as your roof, gutters, and siding become overburdened.
- Overflowing: When a storm hits, your gutters should swiftly direct water away from your home. A clogged gutter system in need of cleaning may cause water to flow out and over the sides of the gutter, which has the potential to lead to exterior water and structural damage.
If you suspect you are in need of a professional gutter cleaning service, do not hesitate to reach out to our team at Buckeye Softwash — we would be happy to find a solution for your property’s exterior cleaning needs!