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Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important?

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Sep 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Gutter cleaning is a chore that’s easy to forget about; after all, gutters can easily be “out of sight, out of mind.”  However, gutter cleaning can also be one of the costliest chores to overlook.  Gutters and downspouts are installed to reroute rainwater off your house and away from its foundation.  When the gutters are clogged with leaves, twigs, and pinecones, rain will pool and spill over, creating problems that are annoying at best, and costly and frustrating at worst.  Here’s what can happen if gutters are not cleaned regularly:

  • Clogged gutters will overflow and leak or drip onto your front stoop, or worse, onto unsuspecting visitors.

  • Mold and mildew can grow, and bacteria can fester.

  • Insect infestations can thrive undetected.

  • Pollen and other allergens can accumulate and create problems for family members with allergies.

  • Pooled water can rot the wood fascia and rust the gutters themselves.

  • Full gutters are at risk of collapsing, which could create openings along the roofline for animals, bugs, and more water to get inside.

  • Gutters laden with wet, heavy debris can pull away from the house, and will ultimately need to be replaced.

  • Rainwater will pool around your foundation, and can cause it to flood --  almost always a costly repair.

Gutters are an important part of your home’s overall wellbeing.  Keep them clean and clear and let them do their job of protecting your home!  Take a weekend to have a gutter cleaning project, or, better yet, find the best professional gutter cleaning company and let the pros take care of everything.  First Coast Home Pros is the best gutter cleaning service and the ones to trust with your home.  Our technicians will scoop out all leaves and debris and flush your gutters and downspouts, leaving nothing but clean, clear gutters.  Working on and walking around on steep rooftops is a risk for the average homeowner, but our technicians are highly trained, with the experience to get the job done safely and efficiently.  So many of the beautiful neighborhoods in Mandarin, Riverside, San Marco, and downtown Jacksonville are filled with trees, and those trees fill gutters with leaves, pine needles, Spanish moss, twigs, and more.  Call on our us to take care of your gutters and keep your home safe and looking great!

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