With the air still cold and more snow expected, it’s hard to imagine spring arriving. However, in just a few short weeks the birds will be chirping, buds will be blooming and believe it or not the weather will warm up. Now is a great time to start thinking about gutter cleaning.
After a wild and rough winter like the one we just experienced, your gutters will be in urgent need of cleaning. Ice dams, tree limbs and other debris can be causing your gutters to clog and when the spring rains come this can create a messy and dangerous problem for a home or commercial building. Keeping debris out of your gutter channels and downspouts is essential for proper drainage. Waiting to have this debris removed will only make rain riskier.
Gutter cleaners get very busy when spring starts and if you wait until the end of March or April to make an appointment you may find yourself on a waiting list. Gutters are not an area of the home you can let slide. It is extremely important that you have your gutters inspected, cleaned and repaired (if need be) to ensure rainwater is safely drained away from your home and doesn’t damage the roof, siding or foundation.
Slight leaks, tears and other forms of damage can be hard to spot and you will want a professional to run a thorough inspection to bring you up to speed on the condition of your gutters and what needs to be done to ensure your system is working properly.