Last month, we covered a few risks of not neglecting gutter cleaning. This month we’ll take a look at some other problems that can arise if you neglect gutter cleaning. Last month, we learned that clogged gutters can lead to roof damage, foundation damage, and trouble in your landscape. This month we’ll discuss further why it is so important to have a professional team perform gutter cleaning in Monmouth County.
This is a bit of a continuation from last month. When your gutters are clogged and are unable to divert water away from your roof, lots of damage can occur to your roof and its parts. Both gutters and your roof are designed to provide protection to your home. That protection is weakened when either or both sustain damage. If you do end up with a leak in your roof and it goes unnoticed, that can turn into a major disaster. A full roof collapse could be possible if you don’t perform this general maintenance task as needed based on your environment. Depending on where you are, gutter cleaning in Monmouth County could need to be done every few months.
When you neglect clearing your gutters of debris, not only does water cause issues above your home, it can lead to problems below also. When the water isn’t led away from your foundation, flooding can occur in your landscape and cause foundation issues. But what can also happen is a leak in your basement. When the water is allowed to seep deep into your landscape and remain in contact with your basement walls, deterioration can happen. As with your roof, any deterioration in an exterior wall can lead to water being able to enter your home. Anytime moisture is in a place it shouldn’t be, mold and mildew won’t be far behind. These can cause serious health issues. If you haven’t had your gutter cleaning in Ocean County done recently, give us a call.
We covered problems that can happen to your landscape if you don’t clean your gutters last month. The extension of that is that clogged gutters can also ruin your hardscape installations. Cracks, holes, and shifting can all occur to your driveway and walkway. You might be saying to yourself “So what?” Any damage that happens to your hardscaping puts you and visitors to your home at risk of tripping, slipping, and falling. How many times have you tripped on an uneven sidewalk? When gutters are unable to direct water away from vulnerable areas of your home, pooling and flooding happen under and on top of your hardscaping elements of your home. Not only can trips and falls happen, but if it is colder outside, ice build-up can really put y
our family and also your vehicle at risk of some major risks. On the flip side, in warmer weather, algae and moss can also cling to moist surfaces and are slippery and dangerous.
One of the last problems that you can experience with clogged gutters is pest, insect, and rodent infestations. A build-up of dirt, debris, and leaves make an ideal home for many pests. Insects like bees and wasps, rodents, and other pests like mosquitoes will think nothing of moving into your gutters. Once you have mosquitoes, you’ll start collecting things that eat mosquitoes. Then, up the food chain you go. Termites will also be attracted to clogged gutters and no one wants them anywhere near their home.
Gutter Cleaning in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is Important for Safety
Neglecting gutter cleaning is not only dangerous for your home. It also is a risk for you and your families and visitor’s personal safety. From allergies due to mold and mildew, leaks in your roof, floods in your basement, and trips and falls, clogged gutters can be a real pain.
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