Did you know that clean gutters are the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs?
Gutters perform one duty: controlling the water around your home. And if debris keeps them from doing their job, then you can wind up with some serious problems:
- LEAKING BASEMENT – Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems. Roof water overflows and accumulates around the foundation. www.ask If this happens, basement leaks may be moments away.
- CRACKED FOUNDATION – Excess water against the foundation wall can weaken the footing and lead to cracks. This is particularly true in the colder months when built-up water at the foundation freezes and causes a condition known as “frost-heave” which can cause severe cracks to foundation walls.
- ROTTEN WOOD – Water backing up from clogged gutters will cause moisture damage to the wood fascia around the house. The rotted area will get worse quickly if the leak is not eliminated by cleaning the gutters.
- LEAKING ROOFS – In winter, ice-dams can form on top of clogged gutters. Then snow builds up across the top of the gutter and freezes. During the next thaw, water running off the roof is blocked by the frozen snow and backs up into the house. This can lead to major wall and ceiling damage.
Let us take care of your gutters! We will use whatever means necessary to get to them; ladders, roof access, or using safety harness and repelling gear. Call today to schedule!