Prevent 5 Costly Home Repairs With Regular Gutter Cleaning

As a homeowner, you must keep up with home maintenance tasks each season to protect your investment. One particular task that would be easy to delay or overlook altogether is cleaning your gutters, which could cost you dearly. Your gutters will actually help prevent some significant home repairs if they are regularly cleaned and able to do their job. In this article, FloGutters LLC will review five costly home repairs that cleaning your gutters will help you avoid.

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1. Foundation Damage

One of the most costly forms of home damage is foundation damage. Your gutters should direct rainwater away from your foundation, but their effectiveness diminishes when they are clogged with debris. If water is left to pool around your house, it can result in major problems such as foundation cracks, structural vulnerability, and basement flooding.

2. Roof Damage

If your gutters become clogged, it can also damage your roof. The water could seep underneath your roof shingles, leave you with mold growth or rot on your roof, and damage your interior ceilings and walls. Don’t let clogged gutters allow water to accumulate around your roofline and cause preventable damage.

3. Pest Infestations 

You may not associate clogged gutters with pests, but the standing water from clogs can create an ideal environment for mosquitos, rodents, and insects to thrive. You don’t want to provide the shelter, food, and water these pests always seek. Pests can spread diseases and damage your home.

4. Siding Damage 

Overflowing water from gutters can run down your house and damage your siding. You are especially at risk for damage if there is a constant flow, resulting in continued exposure to water for your siding. Depending on the type of siding in your home, you could end up with peeling paint, wood rot, or mold growth. Cleaning your gutters will help preserve your home’s siding.

5. Landscaping Damage

If you’ve invested time, energy, and money into nice landscaping for your home, the last thing you want is to see it all washed away. If your clogged gutters are overflowing, the rainwater can damage your flower beds, erode your soil, and ruin your landscaping. The excess water will drown your plants, making them vulnerable to disease and rot.

Request an Estimate 

At FloGutters, we recommend having your gutters cleaned twice yearly, especially if they are not draining correctly. Contact us today at (386) 230-0417 if you want a free estimate for gutter cleaning or any of our other services. We serve Florida homeowners and business owners in Volusia, Flagler, Seminole, and Brevard County.