Although there are a thousand better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon, you cannot enjoy your day-off if you haven’t cleaned your gutters yet. The gutters are an essential part of your house, and you need to ensure that they function properly.
Winter is a time of the year when you need to clean the gutters before the snow falls and the gutters block. The transition from autumn to winter is the best time to clean a gutter. Ignoring or undermining the significance of cleaning the gutter means that you will have to deal with countless leaks and overflows when the winter season is over.
“Winter is Coming’ is the iconic catchphrase of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The phrase applies perfectly in this case as winter is the time to get your house in order. The debris, water, and leaves will freeze once the temperature drops. This means that the water will seep through your roof once it melts, as it will have nowhere to go.
This can lead to expensive repairs and further problems with the drainage. Unclean gutters also compromise the health of your family and loved ones. The dirt in the gutter will become the ideal breeding ground for various contaminants that can spread to the other parts of your home.
Members of your family who are vulnerable to asthma or allergies will be affected by the increase in harmful mold, spores, and mildew in the air. Cleaning the gutters before the winter season allows you to get rid of all the contaminants. Additionally, it also enables you to assess whether the gutter is stable enough to withstand the terrible cold outdoors.
Although gutter cleaning may seem like a DIY endeavor, it is always a great idea to contact a professional for the job. A professional will have the ability to provide full-service gutter maintenance to the home and replace yours if they’re not up to the task!