Importance of gutter maintenance
According to our friends at Farmers Insurance, "Cleaning out your gutters is very important. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them."
Fortunately, gutter cleaning usually is a job you can do yourself, and most homes require only twice-yearly cleanings. Clogged, overflowing gutters can be worse than no gutters at all. They can lead to wet basements, rot and leaks at your roof's edge, and damaged siding. If climbing ladders isn't a safe or comfortable choice for you, call a professional. Your homeowners association (if you have one) can likely offer a referral, and many window washers provide gutter cleaning, too.
If you have water damage in your home or commercial property, give us a call at 708-240-4873. We are always here to help!