Fall is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun autumn activities we get to enjoy— raking leaves, carving pumpkins, and, of course, cleaning out the gutters. That’s right, folks. It’s time to face your fears and climb up on that ladder to clear out all of the gunk that’s been accumulating in your gutters over the past few months. But why is it so important to keep your gutters clean? Read on if you dare…
Gutters play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. They are designed to redirect rainwater away from your foundation and prevent it from seeping into your basement or crawl space. When gutters become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris, they can no longer do their job properly. As a result, water can begin to pool around your foundation, which can lead to all sorts of problems like cracks, leaks, and even flooding. In extreme cases, a clogged gutter can even cause the roof to collapse.
Of course, cleaning out your clogged gutters isn’t the most fun task in the world. It can be messy, dangerous (if you’re not careful), and just plain icky. But it’s important to do it regularly—at least once a year—to protect your home from water damage.\
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