Gutters clogged with fallen autumn leaves can create standing water and standing water can invite all kinds of unwanted pests – like mosquitoes.
Protect your Home from Water Damage
Water damage can cause major problems in your home. It can lead to mold and mildew and it can weaken your home’s foundation and walls. This often happens when the gutters fill with leaves and debris and overflow into your roof.s structure. Potential problems from this is rotted fascia boards,leaking basements or crawl spaces, sagging gutters to name a few. No worries this is a simple fix. Pay a qualified and insured company to clean them out for you. If you’re comfortable and safe using ladders. This is something a do it yourself-er can definitely tackle. Safety 1st.
Who knew something so simple as cleaning inside gutters regularly (at least once or twice a year) can potentially save you hundreds if not thousand in repair cost. Just look at it as preventative maintenance. I would tell my customers, you can spend 50-100 dollars today or run the risk of spending a lot more down the road. How much does basement repair cost or replacing rotted fascia and roof beams. Most people would get the picture.
Consumer reports say that in wet regions, leader pipes should extend at least five feet from the home.
“Check the entire gutter system seasonally for proper pitch and for clogs, corrosion, broken fasteners, and separation between connections and where gutters meet the fascia board,” the group advises.