Why it is so important to maintain the gutter by taking proper steps? You must remember that, proper gutter maintenance will be the key to maintain the integrity of the foundation of your home.
Following are few issues that you must avoid if you want to clean your ember gutter guard.
- Avoid water damage
All the water coming from the roof may pour over the gutter and can also fall near the foundation of your home, which can cause leaks and erosion into the basement.
Also, backed up gutters will be the reason for damaging your shingles and may cause water to enter into your home and can ruin the interior of your home. Remember that, water always will follow the least resistance path.
- Avoid mould
Mould and mildew may always grow in those places where water will not get evaporated fast enough.
All these issues become too challenging and may affect your health as well as they are very expensive to correct. You must avoid them by regular cleaning out the gutters.
- Avoid rotting wood
In case water cannot properly drain out, the water will seep into various wooden parts of the home and cause your wood to rot. Excessive damage may cause structural damages and finally lead to difficult and expensive repairs.
Besides, preventing all that are mentioned above, there are many things that you can prevent by cleaning your gutters and ensuring the followings:
- Check if any repairs needed
Note down all the damages observed in the gutters first and then get them fixed as early as possible, so that it can prevent bigger problems particularly during storms or weather threats.
Also, note if you find any uneven sections, leakages or loose brackets. Make sure that the gutters are attached to the roof securely.
All these repairs or any problems that stem due to clogged gutters can always be too costly, so try to avoid it as much as possible.
- Keep critters away
Many homeowners may find rodents such as squirrels, mice and small raccoons, that may take shelter in the gutters.
Because of the gutter’s concave shape and also easier access to ground through downspout can make your gutters an excellent nesting place for all these little animals.
Consider installing downspout screens, in case you are facing thus issue.
You can also install the downspout screens at the ground level along with any rodent repellent near it to keep animals out from using your downspout to use it as an elevator for getting warmth of the attic of your home.
Also, mosquitoes and few other pests can become an issue, if enough debris gets build up for holding enough water.
This too can become a very serious issue and during worst case scenario, it can make all your family members and pets quite vulnerable to different kinds of illnesses.
To make the long story short, you must make sure that all your gutters are regularly maintained to guaranty the safety as well as well-being of your family.