Over time, many problems in your house can be caused by clogged gutters and cost you lots of money.
One of the worst things that can occur is structural damage to your building when debris such as pine needles and leaves accumulate inside your gutters which prevents rainwater from being able to flow freely and diverted away from your house.
This article offers information on how your home can be damaged by clogged gutters and cost you a lot of money over time.
The Problems That Can Be Caused By Clogged Gutters
Growth of Mold
There are many things that can cause gutters to get clogged. It is very important to keep them free of debris and clean to prevent the building from being damaged and in the process save money as well. Whenever water collects inside your gutter system and begins to flow over instead of through your gutters, many different problems can arise. Water may cascade parts of your house that are not intended to be exposed to the flow of water on a regular basis. It can result in the growth of mildew and mold in those parts of your building.
Mold is smelly, unsightly, and result in health hazards like asthma and other types of respiratory illnesses. When this occurs you will need a professional mold inspection and removal company to remove the mildew and mold from your building. It is a big waste of your money that could have been avoided very easily by just cleaning your gutter system on a regular basis.
Serious structural damage can be caused to your home and roof by clogged gutters. Excess water caused by overflowing gutters may seep through your roof and building which over the long run may result in serious structural damage. It can result in wood rot as well as the growth of mildew and mold. Clogged gutters also can cause damage to a building’s foundation. When the clay or sand under your building gets too wet, your home’s foundation can be weakened by erosion. Structural damages are among the worst damages that a building can sustain and end up costing you thousands of dollars in replacements and repairs.
Over time, pest infestations can be caused by clogged gutters. Many insects thrive in stagnant water. Also, decaying environments that are the result of overflowing water can attract ants, termites, and other wood-feeding pests. As a result, your property can be damaged significantly. That is why it is important to prevent your home from being damaged and in the process save money.
To Prevent These Types Of Problems, Consider Having Gutter Guards Installed
Give us a call today if you want to prevent pest infestations, structural damage, and mold growth to arise due to your gutters being clogged. We can offer you a quick, per-foot quote on how much it will cost to install the very best gutter guards over your gutters to guarantee they are protected from becoming clogged.