Gutter cleaning can be an unpleasant chore for many homeowners. Unfortunately, it is not only a necessary task, but an extremely important one. Homeowners who fail to clean their gutters each year end up with a variety of problems arising from clogged gutters.
Clogged gutters can result in a series of problems for the homeowner. Each season takes its toll on your gutters through debris and build up. Having a professional like M&G Seamless Gutters and Roofing clean your gutters is a wory-free way of keeping your gutters clean.
As the leaves change in Autumn and begin to fall off the trees they will often become lodged in your gutters. In not much time at all you can have a long chunk of leaves sitting in your gutter, interrupting the flow of rain. At first, the rain will compact the leaves down and make it further challenging to purge those leaves out of your gutters. As the build up continues, the rain will have trouble running off your roof into the gutter, because the flow of water will be impeded. It may fill up your gutter and spill out onto the foundation instead of running along the proper channel and down through your downspout. Not to mention, the water can dislodge chunks of debris and carry them down into your downspout, only to get stuck there and further block the water flow. Having a blockage in your downspout is harder to address.
In the Winter many homeowners face the risk of developing ice dams from the eaves of their home. As water melts and freezes along the roof line, it can develop icicles, which can aggregate into ice dams. These ice dams can damage your roof and your gutters. By keeping your gutters clear of debris, you give your gutters a better chance of staying free of harmful ice dams. It is detrimental to your gutter if the debris that was there in Fall freezes in the Winter and further complicates the problem of where melting water needs to go.
The Spring and Summer have their own issues as well. In the Springtime seeds traveling in the air, and carried by vermin can find their way into your gutters. The seeds can become lodged in your gutter muck and begin growing a gutter garden of sorts. These weeds growing in your gutter impede the flow of water. Additionally, animals have been known to make their nests in gutters, especially ones with dirt and debris to provide shelter from the elements. Mice, Squirrels, birds, and even snakes have been known to hang out in gutters and potentially build nests there. Small critters aren't the only ones looking for a home where they shouldn't. Pests such as bees and hornets can created nests in gutters - especially those with natural debris where they might be sheltered from weather. If that sounds like a nightmare come true, give us a call at M&G Seamless Gutters and Roofing to have us professionally clean your gutters in Rochester, NY.
The dangers of messy, clogged gutters are not limited to your home's protection. Keeping your gutters cleaned by a professional keeps you off the ladder. People fall every year from ladders, sustaining minor to serious injuries. Let us handle your gutter cleaning and stay safe on the ground and off the ladder.
Give M&G Seamless Gutters and Roofing a call for gutter cleaning in Rochester, NY. 585-245-1946