Gutter Maintenance Is A Chore That Can’t Be Ignored
Fall Is In Full Swing
This Fall season brings us apple orchards, pumpkin patches, bonfires, and a chance for us to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. But, all the fun Fall activities also brings a major downside; leaves falling from the trees filling up the gutters in homes throughout all of Iowa. This leaves homeowners deciding to ignore the problem and allow damage to happen to their home or a chance to tackle the issue head-on.
Common Questions on Clogged Gutters
Why Is It Important To Get Leaves Out of Your Gutters?: Leaves left in your gutters guarantee that they will clog. Clogged gutters prevent water from being filter away from the home and have a higher chance of water in your basement or damage to your foundation. Another risk with letting your gutters become clogged up with leaves is that it isn’t long before they become wet and soggy. This additional weight can cause your gutters to detach from your home and allow water to get behind the fascia board and travel to your attic.
How Do You Safely Clean Out Gutters?: Make sure that the ladder you choose does not have any broken rungs and you should use a ladder that is less than 10 years old. Be sure to set the ladder up properly; take time to dig it in and tie it off if necessary. A harness system can also act as a preventative against a dangerous fall. If you feel uncomfortable doing this task, contact a professional to unclog your gutters for you.
How Do I Know If Clogged Gutters are Causing Damage to My Home?: There are a few things that are signs of your gutters causing damage to your home. Siding that is stained can be a sign of standing water in your gutters. Water that pools around your foundation can lead to erosion. Eventually, it will cause the foundation cracking, settling, and a wet basement. Attic mold growth is also caused by clogged gutters.
How Do I Eliminate Clogged Gutters For Good?: There is an easy solution out there that will allow you to forget about gutter maintenance altogether: LeafGuard® Gutters. LeafGuard® Gutters offer the ultimate peace of mind because they are guaranteed to be clog-free. Built with 20% thicker than ordinary gutters, they have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. With a maintenance-free solution, you can get it and forget it!