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Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important?

 8 July 2016

Gutters control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, foundation, walls, and landscape. When you neglect to properly maintain your gutter, nightmare scenarios can occur. When leaves and debris clog your gutter, a leaky roof or water damage to your interior or exterior of your home may result. Gunked-up gutters make nice homes for rodents, mold and bee infestations. The bottom line is, avoiding gutter cleaning can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

The most important factor to consider when determining how often your gutter should be cleaned is where you live. A number of trees that surround your home will impact how often your gutter will need to be cleaned. Cleaning in the fall is recommended, as this is the time when leaves are falling down or are almost down. In the spring, if you have a maple tree, it is important to get your gutter cleaned. You can determine how clean your gutters are based on how often leaves in your area fall and the types of leaves. It should be on your to-do list every four months!

Gutter Cleaning Chicago

A DIY gutter cleaning job is dangerous work. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 240,000 visited the emergency room in 2009 due to a ladder accident. It is important to leave the gutter cleaning to the professionals. When you hire a professional, they will be able to clean the downspouts as well. A clogged downspout makes it hard for the rain to go down and that causes a backup. During the cleaning, your gutter cleaning Chicago company, should remove all debris from the roof, gutters and downspouts. Lastly, they should check and repair any loose gutter spikes.

Call Prime Time Window Cleaning to keep your gutters clean and effective at (800) 480-1360!

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