Protect Your Gutters From Squirrels This Spring!

by | Feb 13,2016 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

When was the last time your gutters were cleaned?

Experts suggest that gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, in the spring AND the fall. The following tips regarding gutter maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs to your home in the future!

 

What Is This Important?

1.Water Damage: Gutters that function properly should send water away from your home. However, clogged gutters can lead to basement water problems due to water collecting around the foundation of your home. Excess water around the foundation of a home can cause “frost heave” during the winter, which can create cracks along the foundation walls.

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2. Insects/Rodents: That’s right. Ants, termites, mosquitos, wasps and rodents may call your gutters home. Keeping gutters clog free will send these little guys packing.

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3. Ice Dams: During Minnesota winters, clogged gutters can lead to “ice dams.” Ice dams form when snow begins to melt on your roof and then that water freezes into ice at the edge of your roofline. The ice at the edge of your roofline can lead to icicles. (Which is not a good thing!) It can also force additional water into your home since the water on your roof is unable to drain due to the ice dam. Ice dams can lead to gutter, wall and ceiling damage. Additionally, the weight from the ice can rip your gutter right off of your home! According to Allstate, it is a good idea to have a professional remove your ice dams since it can be a dangerous task.

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Protect your home from damage with a regular cleaning. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a gutter cleaning give us a call today! 612-254-8777 or email us at info@cleanandclearmn.com

 

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