Gutter cleaning

Gutter cleaning from ASL Services

By: ASL Services  02-03-2011
Keywords: Gutter Cleaning

Gutters perform one job - they control the water around your home. If debris keeps them from doing their job then you can wind up with some big problems. No matter where you live, it is safe to say that every six months, your gutters have accumulated anywhere from 40 to 250+ pounds of leaves, muck, branches, shingle rock, etc. If debris from nearby trees collects in the gutters it can impede the water from draining properly and cause water to run over the edges which can lead to basement leaking and foundation problems.

In the winter months, clogged gutters can also contribute to the formation of ice dams. An ice dam is a barrier of ice that prevents water from flowing off the roof. It is created when snow on a roof melts and then refreezes at the roof edge. As more water continues to melt and refreeze, the dam builds and prevents water from flowing into the gutter and away from the home. Standing water behind the ice dam can back up under the roof shingles and penetrate the roofing material, causing interior leakage. To avoid costly repairs, be sure to have us check the gutters on your home at least twice a year, late in the spring and fall seasons.

Keywords: Gutter Cleaning