How often do you clean your gutters? Chances are not often enough.  For homes that are not using gutter guards there a multitude of different types of debris that can enter your gutters causing a substantial blockage. For homes that are surrounded by trees, there is a much greater chance of your gutter being clogged by leaves and sticks.  Regular cleanings of your gutters is essential to keeping your gutters operating efficiently. When your gutters are not operating efficiently it can result in some serious damage.

Clogged Gutter Damage 

Foundation Damage

The main purpose of a gutter system is to filter water from your roof away from your home's foundation. When your gutter system is too backed up with debris the water can overflow and collect around your home's foundation. Over time, the collected water can lead to mold build up and sometimes severe erosion. Erosion weakens your home by removing layers of your foundation until it cracks and leaks. When there are cracks in the foundation it can result in a collapse. To have your foundation repaired is a very expensive task. 

You should also keep in mind that most home foundation warranties can become void if you neglect to keep your rain gutters in good condition. 

Roof Damage

When water continues to collect around the edge of your roof's surface, the underlying material (often wood) can be damaged by rot. If the underlying material becomes too weak it will eventually collapse and you will have to replace your gutter system along with parts of your roof. 

A Walking Hazard

Overflowing gutters can result in the water collecting in places that you do no expect. Right after a storm, slick surfaces can become a walking hazard for you and your family.  We have heard many stories of clients slipping when walking around their homes right after a storm has passed due to the presence of puddles. Please be careful

How Often Should Gutters Be Cleaned?

Depending on where you live and a number of trees that surround your home we generally recommend having your gutters cleaned at least two times a year by professionals. The gutter contractors that we partner with have been regularly keeping gutters clean across Broward County for more 10 years combined. Whether you are looking for a one-time cleaning or reoccurring visits, we can match you with the right professionals. By signing up with we will do our best to match you with local Broward County gutter cleaning experts that are within your budget. Did we mention our pro matching service is completely FREE. Sign up to receive multiple quotes from local experts today! 

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