Why A Home's Gutter System Upkeep Is So Important In The Lower Mainland
Vancouver smashed a record for rainfall in January. That’s a lot more water than we were expecting or planning for. Hopefully, no one procrastinated on their fall gutter cleaning!
Surprise weather events like this serve as important reminders to ensure your gutter system is running freely. Obstructions such as leaves, twigs and branches, moss and wind-blown debris can clog your gutters very quickly.
Any blockages that stop water from being directed safely away from your house can lead to problems. Excess moisture causes paint to bubble, wood to rot and mould to grow. It increases your home’s vulnerability to pests like carpenter ants who seek out damp wood in which to build their nests. If excess water freezes in a cold snap, it can cause further damage from ice expansion.
When it comes to the maintenance and integrity of your home, better-safe-than-sorry certainly applies. Long-term exposure to moisture can lead to structural damage in the house itself, in places like the roof, walls and foundation. You can see how maintenance would be cheaper than replacement!
We’re still in the midst of the rainy season here in the Lower Mainland. If fall gutter maintenance was one of those tasks that got put on the back burner, now is the perfect time to get them cleaned.
At 2 Angels Home Services we are experts in residential or business exteriors clean up services and procedures. We can provide services to keep buildings free of dirt, moss, mould, algae, mildew, and other stuff to prevent damage.
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