Hidden Dangers of Unclean Gutters.

Have you been procrastinating when it comes to cleaning your gutters? A tedious, and risky job for many, clogged gutters can present more than an inconvenience for homeowners. Unclean gutters can lead to a whole host of problems if left untended to for long enough. Not only can clogged gutters cause damage to the outside of your home, they can also do a lot of internal damage. Here are the hidden dangers of unclean gutters that you should know about.

External Damage from Clogged Gutters.

It’s only natural that during seasons like autumn, your gutters will fill with leaves and other debris. This causes gutters to become clogged. Eventually, if not cleared of this debris, your gutters will start to overflow with water. Overflowing water from clogged gutters can cause damage to the foundations of your home, destroying not just surfaces where paint will start to peel, but rotting the timber underneath.

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Internal Damage Caused by Clogged Gutters.

It’s not only the exterior of your home that be destroyed by unclean gutters. Your gutters could become so clogged causing water to seep through your roof and into your home. This poses a huge risk to electrical appliances and equipment. Not to mention, it’s a huge threat to the safety of you and your family. In addition to this, it can also ruin your furniture. But if you’re not up to the job yourself, don’t risk it. Hire a local expert to clean your gutters safely and thoroughly.

Clogged Gutters Encourage Pests.

The overflow of water from clogged gutters isn’t all you should be worried about. Unclean gutters can lead to other problems such as pest infestations. This is because clogged gutters create the perfect environment for pests to thrive. The last thing you want to do is harvest a damp and warm environment with rotting wood, which pests such as termites will be encouraged to call home. If you already have pests from neglected gutters, find out how you can tackle them here.

To prevent these issues, gutters should be cleaned about twice a year. Cleaning gutters can be a dangerous job, and you may not feel safe doing it on your own. Your local experts at Jim’s can help. Don’t neglect your gutters any longer! Get your free quote today, or call Jim’s on 131 546.

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