Have Your Gutters Cleaned Before They Freeze This Winter
By Doug Hetsch
December 11, 2018
In 1985, the founder of All American Chimney Service started cleaning gutters as his first professional maintenance job, and we are proud to offer this service as an add-on to our chimney services. Our founder quickly learned from his early experience how important it is to have your gutters professionally cleaned. Clogged gutters are one of the leading causes of home repairs, such as leaky roofs. We recommend that you have your gutters cleaned at least once a year, which is why it is so convenient to add on this service when you have your chimney swept and inspected. You can trust us to help you prepare your home for winter. We would like to tell you more about why you should have your gutters cleaned by professionals every year.
SAVE ON REPAIR COSTS
When you neglect a clogged gutter, you could end up with expensive repair costs in the near future. According toQuicken Loans, clogged gutters can lead to foundation problems that could be as costly as $10,000 to have repaired. The potential for serious damage gets even higher during the winter. Clogged gutters already create a strain on your roof, and freezing can further weigh down the gutters until they collapse. This can pull down shingles from your roof, which can increase the risk of water leaks. By having your gutters professionally cleaned before winter, you are greatly decreasing your likelihood of needed repairs in the spring.
PREVENT INSECT INFESTATION
Another hazard caused by clogged gutters is having your home invaded by mosquitoes, carpenter ants, and other insects that love to nest in wet wood. In the Louisville area, we can see heavy rainfalls in the spring, which can lead to stagnant water in clogged gutters. This sets up the perfect environment for a mosquito breeding ground, which can put a serious sting into your outdoor living space. All American Chimney Service promises to make sure your gutters are clean with no clogs that allow standing water so that you will not have to worry about mosquito bites this summer.
When youcontact usat All American Chimney Service to schedule your annual professional chimney maintenance services appointment, make sure to add on our gutter cleaning service. You can count on us to keep your home safe from winter water damage.