When it comes to cleaning your home, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Windows? Siding? Lawn Maintenance? Vacuuming? But, what about eavestrough maintenance?
I’m sure it’s on the list to clean, but how far done on the list is it?
Eavestroughs and downspouts are important to your roof and home as they are solely responsible for moving water away from your home. If the eavestrough are working properly, there will be little indication they are working at all – the water will be collected and pushed away from the home and roof without the homeowner noticing.
Eavestrough maintenance is often overlooked and neglected when cleaning your home because it’s above your line of vision and you can’t see into the eavestroughs from the ground. So we go on living our lives thinking they are clean, clear and secure until the next rainfall occurs then…… we notice overflowing, leaking, or even flooding in your home.
In order to keep your home safe and dry, regular cleaning and maintenance are recommended for eavestrough and downspouts. Depending on where you live, the number of trees around your home and even the type of shingles on your roof; eavestrough cleaning may need to happen 2 to 3 times a year. This will ensure an uninterrupted flow of water from the roof to your drainage system.
Minor blockages, leaks or even debris in the eavestroughs may not seem like a big problem, but left unaddressed they can lead to very expensive repairs to not only your eavestroughs but your home as well.
We recommend calling a local eavestrough cleaning company to service your home on at least an annual basis. If repairs are needed, contact a maintenance company immediately because when the cold winter weather comes, the water will freeze causing even more damage than expected.