Gutter Cleaning Service NJ: With fall on our door step, it’s important to start thinking ahead to some simple property maintenance tasks that can ensure your home and yard make it through the winter unscathed. One of those tasks is gutter cleaning. And before you climb up onto your roof or get out the ladder, remember this is a task that you can easily hire a professional for.
Gutters are a critical part of your roofing system; without them, your roof, siding, foundation and other exteriors can be vulnerable to water damage and other problems. Your gutters are connected closely with all aspects of your exteriors, perhaps more so than you realized. Here’s why gutter cleaning should be on your fall to-do list.
Clogging is the top concern with gutters, which can lead to a litany of problems, not the least of which is pooling water around your foundation. Gutters get backed up when loose debris, such as leaves and twigs, decomposes and gets matted down within the gutter itself when damp. This prevents water from flowing freely along the gutters, toward the downspout, and well away from your house.
While cleaning out your gutters, make sure they still slope slightly toward the downspout. If not, debris will start to spill over the edge of the gutter. Make adjustments if necessary.
Blocked gutters allow water to seep underneath the shingles and then rot the fascia boards and soffits, introducing leaks and pest infestations. Additionally, blocked gutters pose a fire hazard.
Basement and Foundation Issues
A clear gutter system is supposed to divert water swiftly and efficiently away from the home. But clogged gutters prevent this from happening, so all that water pools at the base of your home. This additional moisture, over time, may crack the foundation, introducing the potential for leaks into your basement. This in turn can lead to mold and mildew, which presents health problems for your family. In the worst cases, flooding can occur.
When gutters don’t drain properly, water and debris spill over the sides, damaging paint, wood and vinyl siding. Mold or dry rot can occur over time. Also, heavy gutters can strain the fasteners on your roof and siding, causing them to pull away from your home, compromising its integrity.
In order to avoid the above hassles, put gutter cleaning at the top of your fall to-do list. One of the best ways to make sure your gutters are safe and secure throughout the seasons is to hire gutter cleaning professionals twice a year to handle this task.
Contact Clearview Washing
We provide gutter cleaning as one of our main services here at Clearview Washing. To book an appointment this fall, contact us at 732-462-1187.