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Gutter Cleaning Importance: Pest Prevention, Protecting Property

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why it’s so important to regularly clean and maintain your rain gutters. These components are directly connected to your roof and will often have a significant impact on your roof’s quality and lifespan, and this isn’t the only area of your property that they can impact, either.

At Becker’s, we’re happy to offer a wide range of roof and siding services, and also gutter solutions for all your related needs in this area, including basic cleaning and maintenance. What are some of the other reasons why these themes are so important for not only your gutters, but also several related house or building components? Here are several.

Preventing Pest Issues

While you may not have considered your gutters to be an area where pests would want to reside, it’s actually quite common for all sorts of creatures to take up residence in these spaces. This is because gutters tend to be damp and offer plenty of places for insects and other animals to hide away from the elements.

If you have any type of pest infestation in your gutters, this can quickly lead to problems with your home’s structural integrity, as well as create health hazards for you and your family. In order to avoid this, it’s important to have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis so that any potential pests will be removed before they have a chance to take up residence.

Protects Your Landscape

Many landscape elements will be within a pretty close proximity to your rain gutters, and as a result, can be easily damaged by any water that’s allowed to overflow from these components. This could include everything from flowerbeds and shrubs to trees and grassy areas.

By keeping your gutters clean and free of debris, you can help ensure that any overflow will be properly directed away from your landscaping, protecting it from any potential damage.

Maintaining Exterior Concrete Surfaces

Finally, as many longtime homeowners can tell you, one of the biggest threats to quality concrete surfaces is moisture. This is because water can quickly cause concrete to crack and crumble, especially if it’s allowed to pool in one area.

If you have any concrete surfaces around your home, such as a patio or sidewalk, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect them from water damage. Regular gutter cleaning can help ensure that any runoff will be directed away from these areas, keeping them in good condition for years to come.

These are just a few of the many reasons why regular gutter cleaning is so important. If you need assistance with this task, be sure to contact a professional roofing and gutter company in your area. They will have the tools and experience needed to get the job done correctly!

For more on this, or to learn about any of our gutter, roof or siding services, speak to the pros at Becker’s today.

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