Rain Gutter Cleaning
In addition to window washing, The Clear Choice also performs gutter cleaning services in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Call us today to schedule a one-time cleaning, we offer an annual maintenance agreement for scheduled cleanings and emergency on-demand services. You no longer have to worry about remembering to call. You simply tell us when, and how many times annually you want your gutters cleaned. We will take care of scheduling it.
Why Gutter Cleaning Is Very Important
Your gutters are an important part of your roof system. They are designed to divert water away from your home and prevent the problems associated with water damage. Keeping your gutters clean, is one of the most important keys to avoiding costly repairs to your home.
Your gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year as part of a home maintenance program. While a few leaves and twigs in the gutters may seem harmless, they will eventually cause your downspouts to become clogged. When this happens, the rain water coming off your roof will not drain fast enough and it will overflow out of the gutters from all sides.
This creates several problems:
When these gutters back up, the water will back up and overflow in all directions. The fascia board, which is the board behind the gutter, will get the brunt of the water and eventually, it will begin to rot. The constant heavy weight of these full gutters combined with the rotting wood on the fascia board will eventually lead to the gutters pulling away from the fascia board. Once this happens, the water runs off the roof and goes behind the gutters instead of into the gutters.
As mentioned earlier, another problem with poor gutter drainage is pooling water around your home’s foundation. Gutters are designed to take the water away from the foundation so that excess water does not work it’s way into the area around the foundation, causing it to sink, weaken and crack.
Ants and termites love damp environments. A few good years of poor gutter drainage will create some prime real estate for these guys.
Mosquitos love to breed in gutters in the warm months March through September. Most people don’t even think about clogged gutters being a source of mosquito problems.