When was the last time you were excited that the day to clean your gutters and downspouts has finally come? Unless you are a bit more on the strangely enthusiastic side of homeownership, that’s most likely something that’s never happened. In fact, for a majority of homeowners, gutter cleaning is probably right at the bottom of the list of things you would want to spend your free time diong, and that’s fine. Chances are you spend a majority of your time working, running errands, hustling, or dealing with family and social issues.
It’s understandable that the last thing you want to do is to spend what little free time of the day you have left cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. While it is very possible that you don’t want to do the job on your own, ignoring your gutters and allowing them to be left in irreversible states should be something that you should be on the lookout towards preventing. Doing so could end up costing you a lot of money, so you really do need to pay attention and make gutter cleaning a priority for your home.
It’s understandable if you don’t like cleaning your gutters and downspouts. The issue here, however, is that many people make the mistake of deciding that they do not want to pay anyone to clean them. The most popular explanation for this is that people do not want to pay what amounts to just a small sum of money for a critical service. In the end, they skip cleaning their gutters and downspouts on their own, and they also skip having someone reliable do it for them. This could end in a very sticky situation that you do not want to find yourself in.
What kind of problems can neglecting your gutters and downspouts bring forth? The short answer: the expensive kind. If you are the type of homeowner who ignores their gutters and downspouts, you can either be lucky by them only being warped and needing to be repaired, but lady luck could also not take your side and ignoring your gutters will cause you to replace your gutter entirely. If you are extremely unlucky, however, ignoring your gutters and downspouts will result in rainwater leaking into your home and will need very extensive repair jobs that will cost a fortune.
Although you might not give it much thought, the way gutters are built has a significant impact on potential problem areas. Leaks often form at the seams where one gutter connects to the next. These leaks are caused by the sealer that was used to help bond the gutter parts together. While the gutter pieces are held together with the use of rivets, it takes a tight bond to keep water from leaking into your property. The sealer provides the strong bond. The sealer will gradually erode away over time, and you will find a small amount of water dripping from the joint where your gutter pieces are attached. Although this may not seem to be a major concern, keep in mind that it only takes a small amount of water in the wrong place to cause major problems such as black mold, which could cascade into bigger problems.
Damaged gutter hangers are another common gutter repair problem that you can encounter. Gutter hangers are fixed to the house and used to keep the gutter in place. Since gutters are built to hold and discharge water, they should not be overburdened even when there is heavy rain. Over time, however, dirt and debris that accumulates can add weight to the gutters, which puts additional strain on the gutter hangers themselves. When it rains, this strain becomes an even larger problem because it restricts the water flow as it flows along. The water can also saturate the debris, resulting in additional weight long after the rain stops, putting additional pressure on your gutter hangers. All of this adds up to your gutter hangers being bent over time, causing your gutters to leak and affecting where water is diverted. This has the possibility to lead to water infiltrating your home, which then would mean dealing with both structural damage and toxic black molds, which could pose a problem to your health.
Frequently gutters that are leveling out is a major problem and is a common type of gutter repair that is needed. You may not notice it when you look at them, but your gutters are actually installed with a slight pitch. This slight pitch is simply a way to ensure that water flows quickly as it is entering the gutters. So what causes gutters to level out? It can be damage to the gutter hangers, or it can be a build up of debris that is weighing the gutters down. It can also be caused by your gutters bending and deformation over time. The bottom line here is that when your gutters are leveled out water does not flow out of them efficiently. When water doesn’t flow out of them efficiently it tends to cause other problems and places additional strain on your gutters.
When it comes to gutter repair, coping with clogged gutters is probably the most common problem that you would face. How common is it, you might wonder? Well, if you have gutters, they will inevitably get clogged at some point in time. It could take weeks, or even months; It is truly unavoidable. You can add gutter netting to help avoid it, but inevitably dirt and debris can build up in your gutters. Having clogged gutters is a fairly easy fix, but trying to go the DIY route might surprise you by how labor intensive it actually is, than it appears to be. Whenever you gutters are clogged, water won’t flow the way it is supposed to, which means that it is extremely likely to end up in places where you don’t want it to. In addition, the additional weight added to your gutters from the debris also play a part to your gutters leveling out, your gutters deforming, and your gutter hangers becoming damaged as well. Clogged gutters are a very common, and inevitable problem, and they are the type of problem that you can’t afford to ignore.
Ultimately, you must understand that the gutters and downspouts on your home aren’t just for display. They are present to ensure that your home does not sustain water damage. They must be held in good health in order to perform this vital role. The good news is that it is not difficult to keep them in good shape – all you have to do is hire a professional company, like Emerson Gutters to do it for you.
When entrusting this important task to other people, do not make the mistake of hiring some local handyman or any amateur that doesn’t have the right qualifications to do the job right. Instead, make the smart decision and hire Emerson Gutters by giving us a ring at +1 972-905-6969! We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and when you choose us, you choose confidence – the confidence that we do our jobs right, and we have the track record to prove it.
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