Causes and Prevention of Gutter Clogs

September 9, 2016

There are a few things that may not seem that important when it comes to maintaining a home, but they are, one of these is a clogged gutter. While modern roofs are designed to protect buildings from water, by shielding them from rain, gutters are meant to channel rain water that collects on roofs away from the building and its foundation. When rain water cannot be channeled away because a gutter clog, and it builds up and overflows, it can cause water damage to your home.

Unfortunately, overflowing water from clogged gutters spells trouble, especially if water enters your home. Water damage is one of the worst things that can happen to a home, as it can cause thousands of dollars to repair and replace sections of walling, ceiling, and wiring, not to mention the task of thoroughly cleaning all areas where mould and mildews can develop.

The best thing home owners can do is to prevent their gutters from clogging in the first place, and the best way to do that is by understanding the causes of gutter clogs.

Understanding the Causes and Prevention of Gutter Clogs

Understanding the causes and prevention of gutter clogs isn’t rocket science, in fact, identifying the reasons why water flow becomes restricted in gutters is actually easy, once you know what to look for. There are many ways gutters get clogged up, however, water can still overflow from your gutters even if they aren’t clogged because of heavy rains and restricted water flow from leaves, twigs or other debris.

Gutters become totally clogged up when such small debris accumulates, that is why preventing this from happening by regularly cleaning your gutter system is important. Actually, it is surprising what professional gutter cleaners find in home gutter systems, things like plastic bags, plastic toys, wasp nests, rocks, tennis balls, and small decaying animals are just a few examples. Basically, the best way to prevent a clogged gutter is to keep it free of obstructions, it not rocket science, it’s just common sense.

Cleaning gutters is no fun job, ask anyone who has tried deploying a ladder and hand cleaning their gutters. Instead, most folks today choose to hire a professional gutter cleaning company to inspect and clean their gutters a few times a year, which is enough to guarantee that your gutter and downspout never get clogged.

If you would like your gutter system inspected and cleaned, to prevent water from overflowing and entering your home, then call Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning Service today.

Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning
Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089

Alasdair Collis
Ph: 0410 614 924
Fax: 03 9438 2743

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