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Gutter Cleaning is Gross... We get it.
Clean Your Gutters Now; Save Money Later.
Gutters get overlooked pretty easily. They’re not the most glamorous part of your household, and we don’t even think to look at them most of the time. Think about the last time you thought to yourself, “Hey, I wonder how my gutters look today?” It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Gutters can become a melting pot of dead leaves, rainwater, and who knows what else! Besides being disgusting, clogged gutters can eventually turn into a major problem for your home. Cleaning out your gutters now will save you from huge repair bills later.
So, how does something as small as a clogged gutter turn into such a headache? When rainwater fails to drain properly, it can collect into other parts of the roof and cause damage over time. Moisture is the mortal enemy of home maintenance, and too much can lead to extensive damage and enormous repair bills. Moisture also attracts unwanted visitors such as rodents and pests. Continued neglect can even lead to a cracked foundation.
It’s also important to point out that your homeowner’s insurance policy may not cover certain types of water damage. Under most policies, sudden water damage such as a busted pipe will be covered. However, water damage from outside the home due to clogged gutters likely won’t be deemed as sudden or uncontrollable since proper maintenance could have prevented it. It’s important to review your policy to verify what types of damages are covered by your insurance.
Gutter cleaning can seem like a thankless chore at first glance, but it proves to be invaluable for the long-term. With proper maintenance, your house will stay beautiful and in top shape for years to come.