Now that fall is approaching, there are a few of those home maintenance projects that need attention. To keep your Long Island home in top-shape you will want to have Long Island gutter cleaning. It is recommended that gutters be cleaned twice a year. At the start of fall is a great time to have those gutters cleaned out. The summer rains have passed, and the leaves are beginning to fall. Your gutters will operate more efficiently once they are cleaned.
What is the purpose of gutters?
Whether you have had your home for a while or are a new homeowner, it is helpful to understand more about Long Island gutter cleaning. The purpose of your gutters is to provide a system whereby rainwater is channeled away from your roof and home’s foundation. If you do not have gutters, rainwater lies on the roof, drenches the sides of your home, and lies in pools close to the home’s foundation. All of this results in damage to your home. When water sits for an extended period near the base of your home, it can permeate the wall causing foundational issues.
Why do you need your gutters cleaned?
Over time, debris collects in the gutter. Leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris can find its way into the gutter. Pine needles are a big culprit because they are in season year round. These may get into your gutters from your roof or wind blowing them around. All debris has the potential to stop the water from flowing freely over time. When this occurs, your gutters cannot do the job of removing water away from your home. This is why it is so important to have your gutters cleaned regularly.
Can I clean my gutters myself?
It is not recommended that you clean the gutters yourself. A professional will have the proper tools and equipment to do the job safely. Cleaning the gutters involve working on a ladder and removing the dirt. This is not a glamorous job since it can be quite dirty. Also, there are risks involved with working on a ladder. It is best to find a professional you can trust who will safely and carefully remove the debris from your gutters.
At the Greensite Group, we are committed to professionally cleaning your gutters. For more information about Long Island gutter cleaning, please contact Greensite today!