Gutters serve an important function of channeling water away from your home, but their inaccessible location could cause you to shy away from this very important and potentially dangerous task of providing routine maintenance. Here at Clearview Washing, we even offer drone inspections for commercial gutter inspection.
Clean gutters serve to prevent water from finding its way into your home and causing extensive and expensive damage, such as:
- Foundation damage
- Flooded Basements
- Rotten wood
- Landscape destruction
- Termite and mosquito infestations
- Mold growth
To prevent water from penetrating your home or damaging the foundation, it is essential that this water is gathered and channeled away from your home. Gutters and leaders serve just that purpose. However, even a handful of debris prevents your gutters from working!
Gutters that are neglected will carry heavy debris which has accumulated over time, in addition to standing water. That debris and water can weigh as much as 370 pounds and can damage the angle of the gutter (known as the gutter’s ‘pitch’). If that pitch is lost due to excess weight, standing water can back up into the home or overflow into the home’s foundation, possibly flooding your basement.