If gutter cleaning isn’t on the top of your home maintenance to-do list, then it should be. Blocked gutters may seem harmless, but they can wreak havoc on your home and lead to expensive repairs. As we enter the wet season in Queensland, there’s no better time to take care of your gutters than now. So, why is it so important to take it seriously?
If you’ve ever experienced a blocked gutter, you’ll know there’s one main culprit: debris. Fallen leaves, twigs, and many other things can build up over time, causing your gutters to overflow when there’s rainfall.
Solid rainwater is also a major problem. Growing urban sprawl and land development, combined with heavier-than-average rainfall mean that a lot of stormwater gets washed through your gutter system. Once it does, mud and dirt from the street mix with the rainwater to create an even thicker sludge that blocks your gutters. This can lead to gutter damage and expensive repairs.
1. Protecting your roof: Gutters are the best way to prevent rainwater from getting onto your roof. However, heavy rains can still cause damage if they get past your gutters. Signs that your gutters are clogged include water pooling up in your gutters, leaks in one area, or debris accumulating on top of the roof. All of these point to blockage in the gutter system.
2. Better rainwater management: Gutters allow water to join with the ground and thus reduce flooding. Undesirable rainwater has a tendency to pool and cause flooding. If you prevent this, then your house will be less susceptible to flooding.
3. Preventing water damage: If rainwater gets into your house, it can cause extensive damage. If you’re lucky, you’ll just have to replace some drywall and flooring at worst. However, if your gutters are clogged, then this water will sit in the gutters until it leaks out or you manually clean them out. Either way, it will damage your house and your wallet.
4. Aesthetics: Your gutters serve as an aesthetic element that enhances the appearance of your home, particularly after they’ve been cleaned by a professional gutter cleaner.
In conclusion, a blocked gutter is a problem that needs to be solved quickly. It won’t just damage your home but it will also lead to repairs that cost a lot of money, especially if you don’t catch it before it’s too late. At AMS Plumbing, we have the right equipment to safely clear your gutters and keep them in great condition. Whatever is clogging your gutters let us get rid of it safely for you.