The rainy season has finally arrived and with it comes the possibility of water problems with your home. Eaves trough cleaning is one of the smartest and cheapest ways to protect your home. It might seem to be more of a nuisance and not much of a necessity to some, but if you ignore the issue it may result in serious damage.
Eaves troughs are designed to direct water from your roof and away from your home. If your eaves troughs are damaged, water may leak down the walls and pool by your home’s foundation. This in turn may cause staining of the walls in your home, mold and mildew growth, or even basement flooding. It can lead to soffit and fascia rot over time as well as the wiping out of your landscape.
Years of neglect may cause the eaves trough to either rust or pull away from the home thereby causing damage to the roof, which can be a very costly expense. In homes constructed of brick, the continued debris and water from overflowing gutters can lead to a breakdown of mortar as well as a build up of effervescence on the inside of your brick wall.
Eventually, it leads to mildew, mold, and the rotting of inner wall materials such as drywall, plaster, or insulation. It would mean having to undertake mortar repairs and sealing as well as replacement of the inner walls.
All that is a huge expense for you to pay when a thorough eaves cleaning twice a year is enough to keep the decay and damage in check.
Cleaning out the eaves or gutters is a time-consuming, messy, and somewhat risky job. It is not advisable to take on the job yourself, particularly for seniors or homes of over one story. The results of a fall can not only be physically painful but may result in massive hospital bills.
When it comes to undertaking your eaves trough cleaning, hiring a professional can help you save both money and time in the long run. A professional knows exactly what to look for as well as how to effectively and properly clean out the eaves.
Professionals also know to look for areas likely to lead or are causing damage to your home. They have the equipment needed to handle second story eaves and the experience to identify issues such as cracks, gutter rot, and separating joints. They have encountered roof and soffit damage and can make you aware of the issues so that proper repairs can be done.
Instead of standing by idly, watching the rain pouring from your gutters, take the smart route and stop damage to your property before it actually starts, call a roofer nearby