Clara O. Mikkelsen Seamless Gutters May 01st, 2018 - 13:00:36
Do My Gutters Need to Be Cleaned? Many homeowners may wonder how necessary it actually is to clean their gutters. Debris will clog your gutters and prevent water from passing. This backed up water can cause major damage to your roof above or your home below. Instead of being directed away from your house water may begin to overflow onto your yard foundation or into a window well causing flooding and damage. In the winter icicles may form in these places and become a dangerous hazard to people or objects below. Also if water is allowed to freeze and weigh down your gutters over time the nails may work their way out of the fascia (the board between the gutters and the house).
After mixing well apply the mixture on the outer-surface of the gutters with a soft-bristled brush or a rag and let it stay for around 10 minutes. Make sure to cover the vegetation around the house with a plastic sheet as it may damage the landscapes. White Vinegar Most people wouldnt know that many cleaning agents can be derived from home itself. One such brilliant cleaning agent is white vinegar or technically known as Acetic Acid which can be easily found in any household. Before you begin make sure to scoop out all the dried leaves and debris to free your gutters from any clogging material.
The gutters on your house are the most important part of the exterior structure because they catch the water that runs into the downspout on the ground away from your home. Without gutters your house can fall apart from water damage and it would cost a fortune having all the repairs done. When your gutters fill up with leaves twigs and other debris theres no place for the water to go except down the side of the house and backing up on your roof. When this happens you have leaks in the walls and ceiling and sometimes it can crack your homes foundation.
This will eventually weaken and damage gutters hindering their ability to drain water properly. As water builds up to the point where it spills over the side your gutters you can expect the dirty sludge to spill over as well causing unsightly stains on your gutters facade and the sides of your home. Preventing Ice Dams - Routinely cleaning gutters in autumn will pay off well into winter when those nasty snow storms - dubbed "snowmageddon" in the Northeast - dump mounds of snow on your roof. Even before the temperature rises back above freezing the snow starts to melt from the heat emanating out of your home. This heat will melt the snow from the bottom up sending sheets of water down to your gutters.