Importance of Clean Gutters
When gutters fill up with leaves, sticks, nests or even toys, they can't perform as good as they are supposed to or not at all. Gutters are meant to keep water away from running down the side of the house or sitting stagnant. Without proper water-flow in you gutters and downspouts, you risk many potentially expensive problems down the line.
Gutter Cleaning in Indiana
Depending on what kind of trees you have around your home, you should have your gutters cleaned once or twice a year, especially since a problem may be not be apparent right away, and will become a costly issue eventually. Your gutters play an important in the health of your home, and therefore your family.
A blocked gutter or downspout can:
- Lead to damaged siding (think mold and mildew),
- Cause water to pool on concrete or your foundation (freeze/thaw damage, slippery mold and cracking),
- Cause damage to the gutter itself (resulting fascia damage and roof leaks).
- Create runoff that can wash away landscaping, cause soil erosion, and kill grass and trees due to over watering.