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Spring Gutter Cleaning is Essential in the Lower MainlandMarch 31st, 2017 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Cleaning | 0
Whether you live in a beautiful Vancouver mansion or a stunning home in Langley, cleaning your gutters is one of the dirty jobs that you need to do all year round. Although many people think it’s only done in autumn, just after all the leaves have fallen, it’s just as important to take care of in the spring. Here are three reasons why it’s an essential part of spring cleaning:
- Gutter maintenance is a year-round job
Your gutters protect your home throughout the year, making sure that water flows off the roof and onto the ground below. Vancouver averages over 161 rainy days per year (the 3rd rainiest city in Canada), so imagine how much water could seep into your house if your gutters aren’t working. Gutter maintenance ensures that your house will stay water-free.
- Prevents gutter damage
What’s cheaper—hiring a cleaning service to pull the debris out of your gutters or ignoring it and paying for someone to completely replace your gutters because they’re overloaded and breaking off the side of your house?
- Prevents surprise tenants
Insects and animals love living in clogged gutters and no one wants to deal with a collection of ants, wasps, squirrels or mice who have taken up residence in the gutters.
After this year’s huge amount of snow and cold temperatures, you will want to clean up your gutters and check for possible ice damage as well. It’s very possible that your gutters might have frozen up and are clogged with ice, leaves, and dirt.
If you can’t get up to clean your gutters, for reasons such as health, safety, or you simply don’t want to get dirty, it’s highly recommended that you hire a cleaning service to maintain your gutters and check for possible damage. This might be the safest and easiest way to take care of your home.