Why It’s Important to Have Your Gutters Cleaned

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Are you insurance compliant? Water damage caused by blocked gutters may not be covered by your insurance company!

Gunked up gutters are no fun for anyone. Not only do they make your home look grimy and neglected. Aside from this, they also have the potential to cause several other issues that can lead towards further home damage and as a result, expensive repairs.

To demonstrate just how important it is to have your gutter cleaned regularly, we’ve discussed some of the consequences of ignoring clogged up gutters down below:

Attracts Pests

We already deal with enough pests living in Australia, especially during the summer. So, the last thing we need to do is give these critters an excuse to make a home for themselves in our gutters. Unfortunately, that is exactly what clogged, dirty gutters will do. Leaving your gutters full of dirt and debris can attract pests such as rodents, birds and insects; and once they’ve found their way into your gutters, the likelihood of you finding them in your home increases. If you want to keep your home safe and hygienic (and above all, avoid the blood-curdling screams that follow the discovery of a rat), it’s important to have gutter cleaning done regularly.

Gutter Damage

There’s only so much that your gutters can handle, and when there’s excessive amounts of leaves, dirt, grime and grit clogging them up, you can bet that they’ll start showing signs of the strain. Your gutters are designed to collect rainwater and direct it away from your home’s foundation in order to prevent damage. Once your gutters start to sag or pull away from your home, that’s when you’ll know that it’s on its way out. To prevent the weight of build-up muck from wreaking havoc on your gutter system, make sure that you clean out your gutters on a regular basis- especially during the rainy seasons.

Water Damage

As mentioned previously, gutter works to direct water away from your home’s foundation. Once this system becomes compromised, it can lead to all sorts of water-related damages to both the exterior and interior of your home. For instance, if water starts spilling over the sides of your gutters, it can collect around the base of your home and start causing cracks in the foundation. Similarly, water can also cause fissures in the walls or cause certain features of your home to rot, especially if they’re made from wood.

Roof Damage

As the literal piece of shelter over our head, a compromised roof can spell many problems for homeowners. Unfortunately, clogged up gutters can also cause damage to our roofs, specifically in the form of leaks or rot.

Fire Risk

During the hotter months, clogged up gutters can also provide the perfect fuel load for fires to occur. It may sound far-fetched, but the truth is that it’s happened. Keeping twigs, leaves and other dry debris out of your gutters will also help to prevent fires from occurring if embers were to land on them.

Save Yourself Time and Effort with Gutter Cleaning in Perth from ProFlo

Gutter cleaning takes significant time and effort, not to mention there’s a risk of falls associated with working from heights. Luckily, you can turn to the experts at ProFlo for quick, easy and convenient gutter cleaning in Perth. Using our specialised vacuum system, we can efficiently clean gutters free from accumulated dirt and debris. Moreover, our advanced cleaning technology always guarantees the most thorough clean, so you can look forward towards a job done right the first time. Whether you’re after residential or commercial cleaning, our team can provide you with the perfect solution.

To book a gutter cleaning service for your home or business, contact ProFlo now!

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