Vancouver summers are known to have frequent bouts of rain, with strong winds from time to time. During heavy rains, your rain gutters have a very important job—to divert water off the roof and away from your house. Since too much rain can cause a blockage in your gutter system, it’s important to make sure water is able to flow easily without restrictions. This is why the summer is a good time to get your gutters serviced and cleaned.
Here are 5 benefits of using professional gutter cleaning services during the summer in the Greater Vancouver area.
#1 Preventing Flooding
The open nature of gutters in Vancouver properties makes them easy to clean. This feature, however, also means that they accumulate leaves, twigs, and other debris easily. This can affect water flow, leaving the gutters clogged. This will cause water to build up and spill over the sides. A significant amount of it might end up in your basement, causing flooding. This can also ruin your landscaping. You’ll eliminate all these issues when you keep your gutters in top condition.
Our team of experienced technicians has years of experience in gutter cleaning. They have the techniques needed to clean your gutters with the utmost care and efficiency to ensure your property is in tip-top condition when they’re done.
#2 Protect your yard
As we mentioned earlier, gutters safely discard rainwater away from the roof. This is done through the downspout that has an inclined opening at the bottom, so that the rainwater continues to disperse throughout the yard, rather than pooling in one spot.
If your gutters are clogged, water that doesn’t get trapped on the rooftop makes its way over the gutters, overflowing and causing water-logging on your grass mulch and other landscaping elements.
If you’d like to prevent your yard and roof from getting damaged this summer, call our team to get your gutters professionally cleaned. We can book you in and get your gutters cleared out and cleaned for you.
#3 Protect your roof
Most Vancouver properties are built with a slight slant on the rooftop that leads to the gutters. So whenever it rains, which is pretty often in the Greater Vancouver area, water makes its way down your roof and into your gutters so that it can be discarded safely.
When your gutters get clogged, water can begin to pool around the edges of your roof – in the singles – and can seep between the cracks. This not only weakens the shingles’ hold but also causes damage to your roof. Over time, your roof could develop holes where the water clogging and damage is significant.
With a damaged roof, you risk leakage that can cause mold, mildew, and other structural damage in your home’s interior.
At Umbrella Property Services, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Not only will our professional gutter cleaning services reduce the risk of repairing your gutters, but it will cost a lot less too!
#4 Get rid of pest habitats
A clogged gutter is the perfect recipe for plant and pest infestations. Undoubtedly, a variety of pests will set up camp in the debris and mold. Apart from that, birds tend to make their nests on clogged gutters too. Depending on what type of bird you have residing on your roof, you might be subject to a bird attack.
Bees, wasps, and hornets have also been found in clogged gutters. Not only is this a risk for the members of your household but it could also be a major problem to take care of on your own. Leave it upto our team of experts to do a thorough analysis of your gutter system and downspouts to determine if anything needs to be addressed. We’ll also walk around your property, spot power lines, and basement alcoves, and make sure proper safety procedures are followed to minimize danger.
#5 Maintain a healthier home
Pooling water and debris buildup on your gutters attract mold growth. Avoid the health risks posed by these issues with a well-maintained gutter system. This will also keep up your roof’s performance by preventing any wear and tear on your property.
At Umbrella Property Services, we hand-clean and vacuum-clean your gutters to ensure proper water flow. Leave it upto us to make sure you get the best gutter cleaning services at the right price.
If you’re in need of a good summer clean for your gutters, simply reach out to us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free custom quote!