What most people don’t know is that the fall is one of the best times of the year, if not THE best time of the year, to clean your gutters. That’s right. The gutters. It’s a messy job and with winter charging in, being outside on top of a icy cold ladder digging through wet and cold muck is not something you’re chomping at the bit to do. So, we recommend you stay inside and sip a warm cup of cocoa while the experts like us do it.
Spring is always the time of year that comes to mind when you think about cleaning projects around the house. What most people don’t know is that the fall is one of the best times of the year, if not THE best time of the year, to clean your gutters. That’s right. The gutters. It’s a messy job and with winter charging in, being outside on top of a icy cold ladder digging through wet and cold muck is not something you’re chomping at the bit to do. So, we recommend you stay inside and sip a warm cup of cocoa while the experts like us do it. We’re always happy to clean your gutters, rain or shine! Let’s take a look at some benefits to keeping those gutters clean and clear year round.
Increase water dispersal away from your foundation
If your gutter drains are clogged and the water isn’t flowing out of the spouts properly, then that can lead to a dangerous buildup of water around your foundation. This can cause leaks in your basement and crawlspace and undermine the integrity of your house’s foundation. Having your gutters professionally cleaned by experts can help prevent these leaks.
Reduce wood rot behind gutters and along roof
Overflowing gutters can cause undue rot and erosion of the wood directly behind and above the gutter placements near the roof. Depending on how severe and how the gutters are attached, this rot can spread to the greater roof area or even down into the outer walls of your house. This can cause costly repair bills and may even require expensive roof repairs. Keeping your gutters free and clear of debris can help keep this problem at bay.
Prevent flowers and other garden elements from being flooded and killed
If you’re like most people then you have flower beds close to the outer walls of your house. If your gutters are not draining properly and are overflowing at random intervals, that spill out water could damage and kill your flowers below. It’s not fair to the gardener of the house to have their hard work and money wasted because of a simple gutter problem. Keep those gutters clean and your flower beds healthy for years to come!
Safety: Overflowing gutters can cause ice accumulation on sidewalks near entrances
Finally, the best reason to get your gutters cleaned this fall is to help keep your walkways dry and ice free during the winter. If your gutters aren’t draining water away from your sidewalk then your sidewalk could be accumulating sheets of super slick and dangerous ice. This is a huge potential safety risk.
The experts at Blind Appeal are here to take care of this messy job for you. While we are there for your gutters we can also do window cleaning and pressure washing. Enter the holiday season with clean windows and a clear conscience knowing you took care of your gutters. Call us today to at 208-888-1056 to get a free estimate.
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16077 N Franklin Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687