Westchester Gutter Cleaning
Spring is here, and you know what that means! The days are longer and warmer, the flowers are just beginning to peek out from under the thawing ground, and it’s time for those gutter inspections!
Actually, that makes more sense than you might think!
Regular gutter maintenance is a critical step in protecting your roof, siding, and even your foundation. As surprising as it may be, Spring is the ideal time to inspect your gutters. While you clear the debris that has accumulated, you can also check for any damage from the winter’s freeze/thaw cycles before the April showers can cause damage.
Remove debris from gutters and check for missing or damaged downspouts.
In the late fall and through the winter, leaves, bird nests, and other debris can build up in your gutters and cause spring rains to back up and overflow. Does it seem like you have to drag the ladder out entirely too often to clear the clogs from leaves and other windblown debris? You might want to consider increasing the efficiency of your gutters and decreasing the amount of cleaning required by installing a gutter guard system.
Check for leaks, cracks and gaping seams.
Once the gutters are clean, they should be flushed with a garden hose to push out the smallest particles – dust, pollen, and so on. This will also allow you to locate any leaks or gaps in the connections. Leaking seams or misaligned downspouts allow water to accumulate at the foundation, causing soil erosion and, potentially, can result in water leaking into the home.
If all of this seems a bit overwhelming, don’t worry – we can help! The experts at The Gutter Pros of Westchester will happily clean those gutters, provide a detailed list of needed repairs, and even arrange to have a gutter guard system installed to extend the life of your gutters! Contact us today to schedule your Spring gutter cleaning!