Glorious fall is upon us. The temperature is dropping and the trees are changing colors. But the season change also brings falling leaves and unpredictable storms. You’ve probably already spent a couple of precious Saturdays raking up leaves and cleaning debris from your perfectly manicured lawn. But have you taken a moment to look up?
Fall also happens to be the time of year when it’s important to pay extra close attention to your gutters. What you might not realize is that full gutters can actually cause a major threat to your home’s foundation.
A recipe for disaster: debris filled gutters + major rain storms
Here in the Carolinas, fall typically means a crazy number of heavy rain storms. This is great for a cozy night in with a book, but heavy rain storms could be a big threat to your home. Most people pay close attention to flood hazards around their house, but they tend to neglect their gutters.
The problem is, a gutter’s purpose is to move rainwater off your roof and away from your home’s foundation. But when your gutters are too full, too much water can fall around your house, eroding the soil and compromising the foundation.
Should I use gutter guards?
These may seem like a great idea, but in reality, they’ll cause you more headaches than anything else. What happens when you use a gutter guard is that the debris just sits right on top of the gutter, making it impossible for the rainwater to filter through. In fact, you’ll end up spending more time and money clearing off your gutter guards multiple times a year rather than just keeping up with regular gutter maintenance.
Gutter cleaning package
In order to keep your home safe, it’s imperative that you keep your gutters clear of debris. In most cases, we recommend cleaning your gutters twice a year. Trust us, maintaining clear gutters will actually save you a lot of time and money in the end. Foundation repairs can be an expensive nightmare.
Our gutter cleaning package is designed to keep your home clean and safe while keeping your wallet full.
- We remove all of the debris by hand and dispose of it off-site. We don’t just come over, blow the debris out of your gutters, and leave the mess in your yard and flower beds.
- We flush the gutter channels. This removes any roof granules.
- We flush your downspouts with pressurized water. We do this to ensure that they are working properly and to discover if there are any clogs.
- We perform a visual inspection of your gutter systems and anchors. We report anything we find to you, the homeowner, so you can rest assured everything is working properly and address any issues.
Go ahead and get on our schedule! We’ll do the dirty work while you sit back with a warm beverage in front of the fire!