Why Summer Matters When It Comes to Gutter Maintenance
Gutters manage the flow of rain water away from your house every time it rains. If your gutters are clogged or obstructed in any way, rainwater can get trapped in the wrong place, overflow over the sides of the gutter and cause potential damage to the inside and outside of your home. While we tend to think of fall and spring as key times to check on our gutters, summer is also an important time of year to make sure your gutters are in top working condition. Having your gutters maintained during the summer helps your home by making sure that rainwater falling from your roof is being correctly diverted away from your home instead of pooling at the base of your home or flooding your gardens. Read on to learn about other ways that summer gutter maintenance helps your home.
Birds and Pests
Since spring is the rainiest season, it’s important to clear the dirt, debris, leaves or tree limbs that have fallen on your roof and to make sure that your gutters can handle whatever summer storms may send your way. For your gutters, springtime can also bring the possibility of nests. Some birds find gutters to be the perfect homes in which to build their homes. If you haven’t had your gutters checked in the late spring, it is possible that your gutters were home to a nest of baby birds that have since moved on, but left the nest behind. These nests can become quite a serious issue as they may turn into large obstructions leading to drainage issues. Having your gutters inspected for nests is an important part of any summer gutter maintenance.
Gutter Cleaning Protects You From Bugs
If you have a gutter clog, there are chances that stagnant water is pooling in areas of your gutter drainage system. Stagnant water is a great breeding ground for many insects. Keeping your gutters clean can keep these pests away from your home and prevent uncomfortable bug bites. Protect your home and your family from the frustration and hazard of dealing with insects by making sure your home has properly maintained gutters.
Stop Mold and Mold Spores
There has been an increased interest in checking for mold in the home over the past few years, and for good reason: mold in the home is one of the primary contributors of poor indoor air quality and exposure can lead to serious medical conditions. Mild exposure can lead to headache, dizziness, respiratory issues and eye irritation. Serious exposure to certain forms of mold can cause immune system, respiratory and nerve issues. Protecting your family from mold exposure means protecting your home from humidity and leakage problems. Proper gutter maintenance can help stop mold growth from forming so make sure your gutters are in top working order for the summer and beyond.
Contact Ned Stevens For Your Gutter Cleaning Needs
It’s always a good idea to call on experts when dealing with risky and difficult tasks like gutter cleaning, especially when there is a ladder involved. Our professional service members at Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning take all the risk out of gutter cleaning and leave you with the reward! Call Ned Stevens today to schedule your summer cleaning and maintenance. We can set you up with a plan to make sure your gutters are performing at their best year round. Our team has such consistently great service that we’ve been awarded an A+ through the BBB for 10 years running. Call us and let us show you why!