There’s one chore people always seem to put off: cleaning the gutters. This task is particularly burdensome if you don’t have gutter guards. However, the longer you avoid this important task, the bigger the problem you may face in the future. Gutters play a significant role in the protection of your home. Damaged gutters can lead to major problems in the home that most homeowners would never suspect were related to the gutters.
Here are a few of the most common gutter-related problems and how you can avoid them.
Mold Infestation and Rot
Gutters channel water safely away from your home. They cannot do this effectively if they are clogged due to leaves, twigs and other debris accumulating in them. Clogged gutters create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to thrive. The best way to prevent this is to clean out compacted dirt and debris in your gutter. You can also install gutter covers, which help prevent clogs from forming.
When enough debris blocks the pathway through your gutters, water will overflow and drench the area around your home’s foundation, causing water damage and much larger issues. Gutter guards help filter out debris, allowing your gutters to do their job.
Leaky gutters often direct water into places where it’s not supposed to be, such as your garden. Too much water buildup in your garden or landscape could cause an erosion of the topsoil, causing major damage.
The professionals at Lask Exterior Solutions, LLC recommend Gutter Helmet®, one of the most effective gutter protection services available in the market. It’s easily installed and needs absolutely no maintenance. With Gutter Helmet, you’ll never need to clean your gutters again.
Call us at (815) 788-6699 and our experts will be more than happy to tell you about Gutter Helmet and how it’s been changing homes in Rockford, IL.