Being a homeowner can sometimes feel like there's a never-ending list of things that need to get done. So much so that occasionally important tasks are forgotten until it's long overdue or damage has occurred. Cleaning your gutters is often one of those tasks. This important system can easily fall into the "out of sight, out of mind" category. But failing to clean your gutters can have serious negative consequences for you. If you're like most homeowners who forget, keep these signs in mind to know when you need to clean your gutters
Here are the top 4 signs of your gutter's needing a cleaning from our professional crew.
Sign #1 it's been a while
Cleaning your gutters should be done regularly, but most people avoid it for far too long. If you find that it's been a while since you last cleaned them, it's definitely time to check them before the buildup causes damage. It's best to stick to a good schedule when checking them as the seasons change. This is especially important before the rainiest season in your area, as it'll ensure they're working when you need them most
Sign #2 sagging and denting
Even if you've a set schedule for cleaning your gutters, it's important to keep an eye on them to see if they need extra cleaning. When checking your gutters, pay attention to how even and level they're. When gutters fill up with debris, they can start to sag or bulge. This is a problem because the connections are no longer secure and water can't flow as it should. When you clean the gutters, they can straighten out, or you can see what repairs are needed
"Cleaning your gutters yearly will extend the durability of your gutters and the foundation of your home" – Andre the Gutter replacement specialist
Sign #3 Leaking water
The sole purpose of a gutter system is to direct water away from your home's foundation to prevent damage. When the water falls, it should be able to flow through the system without any problems. If the water that runs through the gutter system overflows and doesn't flow through the proper channels, it's time to clean out the gutters
Sign #4 Visible plants and weeds
Most of the time, gutters are full of leaves, sticks and other plant debris. If this type of debris is sticking out of the gutters, there's obviously too much in there and the water can't drain. If you see plants growing out of the gutters, it's high time for a thorough gutter cleaning!
knowing the signs to clean your gutters
Now that you know the typical signs of gutter cleaning needing to be completed you can always call Crystal Cleaning to do a free evaluation.
Time to start cleaning your gutters
Just because you've realized it's time to clean your gutters doesn't mean you automatically have the motivation and enthusiasm to get the job done. For most homeowners, it's not a fun or enjoyable task. That's why it's always a good idea to hire a professional! You can enjoy the benefits of knowing your gutter system is clean and working properly without having to go through the hassle of doing the work yourself. It's a win-win situation for everyone! If you're ready to have your gutters cleaned, contact us today!