How Gutters Protect Your Home
Water is life – it is essential for all humans, plants, and animals. It keeps us hydrated and is fun to play with and swim in when it’s hot out. But water can also rust metal, cause wood to swell and split, and suck the minerals out of concrete. All of which is bad news for your home! Luckily, well-maintained gutters solve the problem of water getting into unwanted places in and around your home.
The flow of water can be quite an incredible force, and without the help of gutters, that impact can wear down your home causing considerable damage over time. Gutters are designed to move water away from your home so it can be drained into a safe location that will absorb the rainfall. Rain barrels are a great way to collect water to be used for irrigation. Read our article on how to set up your own rain barrel system for water conservation.
Maintaining Your Gutters
Gutter systems are able to put up with a lot of wear and tear, but without proper maintenance they will rust, sag, and begin to show holes, all of which jeopardize your house’s well being. To ensure the longevity of your gutters, it is recommended to clean them at least once a year, but twice is preferred (especially during the fall and spring time).
We get to see every nook and cranny of each individual house when we are up on a ladder cleaning your home, so we are able to see if there are any repairs or extra maintenance that may have gone unnoticed. Cleaning your gutters is a great time to inspect them and see if you’ll need to do any repairs or replacements.
Ask The Professionals
Not sure if your gutters need to be cleaned? Here are 5 signs it’s time to clean your gutters. If you have questions about the maintenance of your gutters, we’d be happy to help! We have years of experience and are happy to share our knowledge. If you decide to have your gutters professionally cleaned by us, we will be sure to do an inspection and inform you of any repairs or maintenance you may need.
Contact the professional Umbrella Property Services team today!