Failing to clean your property's gutters can result in costly damages including a damaged roof and unstable foundation. Not only do these issues decrease the value of your property, but they also compromise the safety of your residents and visitors. With the right professional gutter cleaning service, you can improve your property's physical appearance and preserve its structural integrity.
As part of our yard cleanups, we offer gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial clients in Westfield, Carmel, and Noblesville, IN.
Learn four different ways clogged gutters can damage your property and why you should get them cleaned.
1. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams to form.
Clogged gutters block running water from exiting your roof. When excess water pools on your roof in freezing temperatures, the water freezes and creates ice dams.
Ice dams can tear shingles off your roof, weaken gutters, and cause further water pooling.
2. Clogged gutters may compromise your property's foundation.
Functioning gutters' main job is to direct flowing water away from the foundation of your property. A clog in your gutters will result in water pouring over your gutters' sides. Because the water isn't being directed properly, it will be more likely to pool around your foundation. This kind of pooling water may result in cracks to form in your foundation, which can lead to its eventual collapse if left unaddressed.
Pooling water can also lead to mold growth, which will weaken your property's foundation.
3. When gutters clog, your property's softscape can experience damage.
If you've dedicated a lot of money and resources to installing your property's softscape, you want to do everything you can to keep it in good condition. When gutters clog, they can cause water to spill over the side of your house. In forceful amounts, this rushing water can inflict damage on your landscape's more fragile softscape including flower beds, shrubs, and small trees.
Functioning gutters allow for proper drainage that won't damage your softscape.
4. Excess natural debris may attract pests near your property.
When your gutters become clogged, they have a difficult time dispelling of natural debris like twigs, leaves, and dirt. This nest of organic matter is very inviting to pests. Some pests that may flock near your property due to clogged gutters include:
- Rodents that can gnaw on wires and chew through drywall
- Termites that can compromise the structural integrity of your building
- Wasps that can build difficult-to-remove nests
Keeping your gutters unclogged is a great way to keep unwelcome creatures away from your property.
Are you looking for professional gutter cleaning services? Call us today for a free estimate.
Now that you know the dangers that clogged gutters can pose to your residential or commercial property, you should ensure they are cleaned at least twice a year.
While we typically perform yard cleanups and gutter cleaning services twice a year for our customers, we can also perform these services on a one-time basis. If your property is foreclosed, overgrown, or distressed, we can help you unclog your gutters.
No matter your situation, call us today at (317) 900-7151 for a free estimate. We serve residential and commercial properties in Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, and the surrounding areas.