Some homeowners may wait until their gutters are too far gone and need to be replaced before they give them any attention. Don’t overlook your gutters, though, because taking care of them with proper maintenance will prolong their lifespan. FloGutters LLC has been installing and repairing gutters since 1976 and has seen firsthand what can happen if you don’t clean them. Here are three reasons you should regularly clean your gutters.
1. Avoid Water Damage
If gutters are not cleaned as often as they should be, then they may not be draining properly. If they become clogged from not being properly cleaned out, rainwater will overflow and can damage the foundation of your property. Cleaning your gutters can prevent potential water damage to both the inside and outside of your home. FloGutters recommends having your gutters cleaned about twice a year.
2. Protect Your Roof
Clogged gutters that haven’t been cleaned out will lead to an overflow of water. If the water can’t flow easily through the gutters, then it will have to go somewhere. Unfortunately, that means you’ll likely end up with water damage or a leak in your roof. At that point, you will have a much bigger problem than clogged gutters and may need to also repair your roof.
3. Prevent Pests From Settling
Clogged gutters can attract the wrong type of attention to your house from unwanted rodents and other pests. They can create the perfect environment for disease-ridden pests, and cause a dreaded infestation that will bring further damage to your home. Do you need a better reason to keep your gutters cleaned out than this potential health hazard to you and your family?
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Along with professional gutter cleaning, FloGutters provides custom gutter installation, downspout installation, gutter repairs and replacements, French drain installation, pan roof gutter replacement, and more. Contact us at (386) 230-0417 to request a free estimate. We serve New Smyrna Beach, along with the areas of Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, and Brevard County.