Gutters are an important part of your home. They help ensure the integrity of your roofing system, and when it rains, they channel rainwater away from your home and into your property’s drainage system. As such, gutter cleaning should be included in your home maintenance agenda. Your gutters should be cleaned and maintained properly to ensure that they stay functional and in good condition.
Prevent Damage With Gutter Cleaning
There are many reasons why you should clean your gutters. For starters, it helps ensure the structural integrity of your entire property. If your gutters and downpipes are clogged, the water won’t be able to drain away properly, causing it to flow over the gutters and/or underneath the fascia. If not addressed immediately, this water may find its way into your ceiling, foundation, or inner walls, causing structural damage to your home that could cost you thousands of dollars to repair.
If you live in an area that is prone to bushfires, gutter cleaning is an important hazard reduction task as it will remove dried leaves and other combustible materials that have accumulated in the gutters over time. Gutter Cleaning also reduces the risk of your home becoming a breeding ground for insects, vermin, and even dust mites.
How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
So how often should you clean your gutters? According to experts, they should be cleaned at least once every year, particularly during autumn in preparation for winter. However, if your home is surrounded by trees, you may need to clean your gutters three to four times per year.
If you live in a single-storey property, you may be tempted to take a DIY approach to cleaning your gutters. However, this is not always advisable, especially if you’re not used to working with ladders. Not only can it be unsafe, but you may not also be able to get everything out of your gutter. For this reason, it’s better that you hire professional cleaners to clean your gutters.
CPM Contracting can take care of your gutter cleaning for you. Our services are available in Nowra, Bay & Basin & surrounding areas of the Shoalhaven. Get in touch today.