Nobody likes to spend time doing work around the home when they could be relaxing but there are a few jobs that simply should not be ignored. Here at Collin’s Plumbing, Gas and Heating, we’re quite sure that cleaning out the guttering is nobody’s idea of a good time! It is, however, a task that needs to be done regularly in order to keep your home and your roof in top condition for years to come.
By neglecting to clean your gutters regularly and properly, you could wind up with costly structural damage to your property. Spending just a little bit of time during the weekend on maintaining your roofline could save you thousands of dollars in the future.
Today, our commercial and residential plumbing and roofing experts will give you 5 good reasons to keep your roof gutters clean and in tip top condition.
- Clean Gutters Do Not Attract Pests
Apart from the damage that they can cause to the structure of your house, insects, birds and animals can also pose a risk to your family’s health. By cleaning your gutters on a regular basis you can keep rodents, animals and irritating insects such as flies, mosquitoes and other bugs away from your home.
- Cleaning Your Guttering Will Stop Mould
Mould can quickly spread to other areas of the home and is a significant health hazard.
Clean and well-maintained gutters will stop mould from entering your home. By clearing out blockages, you will prevent mould and mildew from starting to form and prevent it from infecting other parts of your property.
- Maintaining Your Roofline Will Stop the Rot
One of the major problems faced by many homes is the issue of rotting wood. Usually caused by moisture build up, wood rot can pose a real threat to the structural stability of a building. Luckily, a large amount of wood rot can be avoided simply by ensuring that your gutters are always flowing freely.
- Clean Guttering Will Last Longer
Gutters that are not cleaned properly can develop a build-up of plant material and dirt. This results in water being trapped and causing rot, mould and mildew. Another aspect of this problem is that unclear gutters will sag and buckle making them less efficient and significantly reducing their lifespan.
- Clean Gutters Mean a Cleaner Home
As we’ve mentioned, by keeping your guttering clean you reduce the risk of rot, mould, mildew and pests in and around your home. This means that the condition of your home will be greatly enhanced. Clean gutters promote a cleaner home environment for you, your friends and your family!
- Clean Gutters will Prevent Flooding & Overspilling
One of the potentially biggest problems from blocked and dirty gutters is when there’s heavy rain, which could cause internal flooding into your home. Furthermore, if your water is on tank supply, the cleaning of your gutters and downpipes is even more important from a health perspective. As drinking water filtered from a dirty gutter could cause health issues.