Each house is lined with a drainage system known as gutters and downspouts that aid in removing water from building up on the home and around it. They are installed on the top floor of the home and leveled out so that they drain in the same direction. This is where they will meet the downspout. The downspout is strategically placed so that the water is drained in an area that can absorb the water and is out of the way of walkways. They are made to last a long time as long as they are maintained properly and cleaned. The gutters are an open U shape that is susceptible to the debris outside. When the debris lands in the gutters is can stop the flow of water and start to cause damage. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning lists what can be causing your gutters to backup and how to have them cleaned.
Why is My Gutter Clogged?
There can be many things that can be blocking your gutters since they are open to the elements. If you have trees around your property, the leaves that fall off can land in the gutters. When the wind blows the dirt can be swept up into the gutters. You can also have items such as branches that can be causing a backup. When the dirt is mixed with rain or water it starts to turn into mud. This mud mixed with leaves and sticks turn into a black sludge that can be very difficult to remove.
Reasons to Clean Your Gutters?
The gutters are what is removing water from around your home and disposing of it safely. When this can’t happen the water will run off anywhere along the gutters and could be causing you damage. If the water is running down over a window the sediment over time will cause permanent damage to the window itself. It can also send the water and debris running off over a walkway which can become slick and possibly a danger for slipping.
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How best to clean gutters? The very best option for having your gutters cleaned is to hire a company like Big Moose Pressure Cleaning that offers pressure washing. If you try on your own it can be time consuming and dangerous. You would need to move a ladder along every few feet while you remove the debris and dirt that is layering the inside of the gutter. A pressure washing team can come along and spray out all the dirt and debris is a lot less time and clean it better than you could by hand. Call us to schedule your next appointment today!