Many people use springtime to work on areas of the house they have ignored the rest of the year. Roof and gutter cleaning should be considered to be a priority and at the top of your to-do list for springtime home maintenance tasks. But this job can be quite tedious, and it eats into your leisure hours.
Thankfully, you can get all your gutters cleaned from professionals like the ones at FCT Window Cleaning. Here are 5 reasons why to clean your gutters in spring:
1. Protect the Gutters and Downpipes
Debris, leaves, etc. that accumulate in the gutters, obstruct the smooth flow of water. Too much debris can damage roof edges, and the repair expenses will be significantly higher than what you might spend on cleaning the gutters regularly. Spring is a good time to clean the gutters as the weather is clear and the professionals can carry out the task without any hindrance.
2. Prevent Mould and Wood Rot
Regular gutter inspections and cleaning help prevent mould formation in the house. Mould is a health hazard and needs treatment to get rid of it. Clogged gutters disrupt the free passage of water away from the home and it seeps into the wooden features as well as the roof. Replacement of rotting wooden sections is an unscheduled expense which you would want to avoid at all costs. Make gutter cleaning part of your house maintenance tasks during springtime.
3. Avoid Damage to Your Home
If you find water overflowing from the gutters, look for clogs in the gutters and the downpipes. The backed-up water causes leakages, weakens the structure of the house and creates substantial damage. When left unattended, this issue becomes a matter of safety, because it affects the structural integrity of the house. Regular gutter cleaning during spring is the only way to prevent the problem from occurring during any stormy weather that follows.
4. Keep Pests at Bay
Clogged gutters attract a variety of pests that results in pest infestations in your home. Mosquitoes, flies, ants, rodents, etc. build their nests in the debris and leaves collected in gutters. Cleaner the gutters, safer is your home from these pests. The warm summer months are the breeding time for many pests. When you remove the debris during springtime it prevents them from breeding in these spots which also helps to prevent infestations.
5. Help Gutters Function Efficiently
The function of gutters is to catch the rainwater and direct it away from the roof as well as the foundation of the house. It prevents any damage or leaks from affecting the property. Gutters blocked with leaves and debris fail to serve this primary purpose effectively. Regular cleaning of gutters, especially during spring is a good way to ensure that the gutters function efficiently.
For any more information about our gutter cleaning or other services, feel free to call FCT Surface Cleaning today on this number – (08) 9204 3333/mobile- 0411 708 051. You can also send us your request via this Contact Us