Is cleaning your home's gutters one of those things that often gets left aside as you focus on other, more visible, home maintenance tasks? In today's busy world, homeowners like you may want to clean their gutters, but simply don't have the time to do it. The good news is that at Clear N' Bright Windows, Gutters & Pressure Washing, we do have the time and we take great pride in properly cleaning our clients' gutters.
While often overlooked by homeowners, dirty gutters can lead to a variety of serious problems, one of the most expensive ones being cracked foundations. Whenever it rains or snow melts in the spring, water on your roof trickles down into your gutters. If they're clean, they'll direct the water to the downspout and away from your home's foundation. But if your gutters are full of debris, water will simply flow over the edge and land directly beside your home, eventually leading to erosion and cracks in your foundation.
Dirty gutters can also lead to mold in your attic or crawl spaces. This occurs as water that should flow down your gutters gets absorbed by the debris in them, creating a humid mass right by your roof and reducing your attic's ventilation in the process. Ultimately, this leads to mold. Dirty gutters can also lead to mold developing in your crawl space as water falls right by the house and trickles into your basement through cracks in the foundation.
Dirty gutters can also affect the integrity of your home's walls as water overflows from your gutters and trickles down them. This can lead to those ugly black gutter stripe stains you see on many homes' walls. Besides negatively affecting your home's appearance, the water trickling down your walls can also damage them.
Yet another issue created by dirty gutters is that they attract pesky insects that could take up residence in them. Many insects, such as mosquitoes, thrive in humid environments like gutters clogged up with leaves.
And finally, dirty gutters can lead to the erosion of the landscape around your house as water that should be drained away from the building falls right at its base. In the long run, this may entail costly repairs to your landscaping.
Getting your gutters cleaned will also help keep the exterior elements of your home looking good. Clean gutters ensure that water is quickly funneled away from your roof instead of dripping all over your windows, doors and into your siding.
It’s a fair assumption to make that the condition of your gutters is not something you think about on a daily basis, and why would you? However, when you have a problem with your gutters, it can be difficult to think about anything else. That’s because they play such an important role in protecting your home’s siding and foundation from damage. Without gutters, rain water would not be directed away from your property. Instead, it would sit on your roof, significantly degrading its structural integrity. That is why it is so important that you get them cleaned on a regular basis.
Problems associated with the lack of gutter cleaning often involve expensive and extensive repairs. With routine cleaning from Clear N’ Bright Windows, you can avoid:
While people will likely not notice perfectly secure gutters, hanging ones are hard to miss. No matter how minor the issue may be, the eye can’t help but be drawn to the problem. Sagging gutters are typically the result of buildup leaves and debris, the weight of which causes the nails to become loose from the fascia board.
Most people don’t realize that there’s an issue with their gutters until they recognize the visual signs. Often, when it gets to this point, gutters are beyond repair and a complete replacement is needed. While gutter replacement is something that a lot of homeowners will need to do at some point or another, regular cleaning can extend the life and performance of your gutters significantly. That means you won’t be hit with the unfortunate surprise that you will need to dish out thousands of dollars for new ones.
Water streaks and stains can happen if you fail to properly clean your gutters. These stains are nearly impossible to remove and new siding may not be in your budget. Getting your gutters inspected to make sure there are no clogs ensures that rainwater will not flow behind them and down your siding.
Who wants to spend their weekend on a high ladder scrubbing their gutters? It’s not worth your time, and it is definitely not worth the risk of falling and getting hurt. Hiring a professional gutter cleaner is the way to go if you are looking to avoid the hassle of doing it yourself. When you team up with us, you can expect the highest level of service. We are equipped with all the tools and cleaning products necessary to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Plus, with years of experience, we know how to get the job done in a safe manner. We know what an important role your gutters play, and are committed to making sure they are clear of any debris. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’ll stop at nothing until we meet it!
As you can see from all the problems dirty gutters can cause, the cost of getting them cleaned will more than pay for itself over time. So call Clear N' Bright Windows, Gutters & Pressure Washing today at (425) 486-5114 to get the gutters in your Bellevue home cleaned.
You may also want to set up an annual or bi-yearly maintenance program for your gutter and downspout cleaning so the work will get done without you even having to think about it. As an added bonus, new customers in the Bellevue area receive $25 off their first service call!