Having gutters on your house do a great job of moving the water that rolls off from the roof to away from the house, but what happens when those gutters become clogged with leaves, sticks, pine needles and even toys that somehow make it up on the roof.
All the rain water will soak everything inside the gutters and when the gutters can hold no more water it will start running over the edges, thus putting water where it should not be. If you live in a part of the country that freezes during the winter it is very important to clean the gutters out in the fall. If left full all that material that is sitting inside the gutters completely soaked, will freeze and could cause damage to not only the gutters themselves but also to the roof edge.
Here in Michigan we are now in leaf falling season and soon your gutters will be full of debris that needs to be removed before the winter freeze sets in. Just remember that if you are going to do it yourself to always have another person on the ground at all times, never go up on a ladder without a spotter on the ground.
Clogged gutters can cause ice dams in the winter, and ice dams can cause you to have water damage inside your home this winter. Save yourself all the problems and let us remove all the debris from your gutters this fall.
If you would rather leave this job to the professionals, we here at Roof Cleaner provide gutter cleanouts for West Michigan homeowners. Give us a call at 616.240.3465.