Summer is an ideal time to get your gutter ready before the rains and leaves of the fall season. With the fall season fast approaching, we at Keepe have been receiving loads of calls from single family and rental homeowners. The majority of these calls are coming from the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, and Portland.
In this brief article, we will share with you several tips on how to properly clean your gutters and signs that your gutters need cleaning ahead of the forthcoming fall season.
4 Signs That Your Gutters Need Cleaning
- Rainwater Is Overflowing From The Gutter
One of the major reasons for the construction of gutters in home is to drain water from the roof and channel it away from your home. This is to help prevent your roof from excessive moisture that may lead to the rotting of its wooden parts.
However, when your gutter is filled with debris and wooden particles, it becomes difficult for it to control the water and even channel it away from your home properly.
- Presence of Algae and Debris
Algae, debris, and dirt are most likely to find their way to you gutter one way or the other. If you notice the presence of birds and critters, you may want to check if there is debris in your gutter. Failure to clean your gutter of algae and debris may lead to mold growth which will distort the exterior curb of your home.
- Presence of Stagnant Water Around Your Foundation
If you’re like any homeowner, the last problem you want to deal with is a destroyed foundation. Your home foundation is the anchor that holds your home to the ground and prevents moisture or even flood from getting in.
But a clogged gutter can cause severe damage to your home foundation if not cleaned properly and early. If you notice a pool of water around your home foundation area, it is time to get your gloves on for proper cleaning.
- Stains on Your Home Siding
If you notice any form of stains or streaks on your home sidings, it may be a time to get your gutter checked and cleaned. This is because when your gutter is clogged with debris and leaves, water is not able to flow properly causing it to seep into your home sidings.
Should I Hire A Professional To Clean My Gutter Amid COVID-19 Pandemic?
While you may be able to handle minor cleaning of your gutter, you should consider hiring a professional cleaning company to handle it on your behalf. This will help you get the job done on time and correctly the first time. If you’re a property manager, you can count on us at Keepe to help you handle your gutter cleaning work orders.
Most importantly, with the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing rule, we are able to handle your rental gutter cleaning while adhering to laid down health rules. In fact, our professionals do not need to step their foot in your home to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.