We know from experience that gutter cleaning can never be a one-off activity. It needs to be carried out at specific intervals based on the number of trees that you have on your property because:
- A large number of trees will also mean more foliage, and the leaves, twigs, and debris don’t take time to build up in the gutter channels.
- If there is rainfall, it can result in sludge, which can also harbour insects.
- Mould and mildew buildup are other common problems.
- When the downspouts are clogged, the water will overflow from the guttering onto the siding and walls. If this is not attended to immediately, the water will slowly begin to seep into the walls and the indoor spaces of your home. Water leakage and seepage can cause significant damage to panelling, drywall, electrical installations, and more.
- Water that continually flows out of the gutters will slowly start to accumulate at the base of your home structure. It needs to be directed away from this space as it can cause damage to the foundation.
- It can also seep into the basement and cause flooding there.
- If you have large volumes of water overflowing from your roof gutters, it will start to accumulate in different areas of your landscape, causing damage to the plantings and masonry features.