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Gutter Cleaning Before the Spring Season

26 Feb2016

Spring is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to buckle down plans for spring cleaning. One service that should be at the top of every homeowners to-do list is gutter cleaning. Since gutter cleaning is not a service most of us are familiar with, hiring a professional to do that job is a smart move.

The past couple weeks have been quite rainy and wet, meaning your gutters and downspouts could be full of water and other debris. This can be detrimental to the sturdiness of your gutters/downspouts and can ultimately lead to some costly repairs.

With spring, comes spring showers. This means it’s critical to make sure that your gutters and downspouts are not being blocked by objects like leaves, twigs, acorns, or any other kind of debris that has built up over the winter.

If your gutter and downspouts do happen to be blocked, then they will be prevented from performing their main duty of controlling the water around your home. This results in water damage to your home and unwanted vermin, both costly repairs.

When gutters and downspouts are cleaned and properly functioning, they will direct water away from the structure of your home. Clogged gutters will cause water to collect around your foundation, which in turn, will likely cause leakage in your basement.

Clogged gutters can also create standing water which invites unwanted pests such as mosquitoes, carpenter ants, and rodents. If these pests have made a home in your gutters they can make their way into your home, which is every homeowner’s nightmare.

Avoid potential damage to your home by preparing your gutters and downspouts as soon as possible! For all your Washington, D.C., MD, and VA gutter and downspout cleaning needs, call KEVCO Building Services Inc. at 800.315.3444 or visit our website at kevco1.com and request gutter cleaning services!

 

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