The Importance of Gutter Clearing

Did you know that your gutters should be cleaned out at least twice a year? It’s true.

Clearing your gutters of leaves and debris might seem like a tedious task, but clear gutters will actually keep your property safe and secure from potential water damage caused by rain, snow, and sleet.

Gutter clearing is a vital component of preserving the integrity of your property or business. The purpose of gutters is to protect buildings from damage caused by precipitation by directing water away from the property. A well-maintained gutter system will protect the structure and foundation of your property by collecting and channeling the rainwater that falls on the roof to the foundation’s base through downspouts.

Gutter Systems Only Work When Maintained

Unfortunately, when gutter maintenance is neglected, build-up begins and blocks the pathway of rainwater caught by the roof. When gutters are clogged, the water from rain and melted snow will overflow and fall in unwanted areas, causing cracks in the building’s foundation. Blocked gutters can even lead to internal damages, including leaks, floods, and mold growth. Pesky flies, rodents, and termites thrive in high-moisture environments — so when your gutters are blocked, your property may become a target for potential issues and unwanted guests.

The Best Time to Clear Your Gutters

The fall season is a crucial time to have gutters cleared because of the excess leaves and debris falling from the trees. We recommend clearing your gutters during dry months or seasons when debris can be easily and effectively removed. If you live in an area surrounded by many trees, you may even need to clear your gutters every quarter. Gutter clearings will ensure that vulnerable structural components stay as dry as possible (even during those rainy months), preventing pest infestation and structural damage.

Maintain Your Property

We make property maintenance simple. Large buildings require regular gutter clearings so they stay in great shape. You can schedule a gutter clearing with our trained and knowledgeable technicians. We make certain that your property is properly maintained — with gutters cleared — to make your structure as safe as possible (plus, we are fully insured for any project).

Clearing gutters on multiple-story buildings requires skill and precision. Our team takes a ladder safety course, so you can rest easy knowing we have the expertise to get the job done right the first time. Let us do what we do best. Our team at 1st Choice will gladly prepare a quote for your property to clear the gutters and downspouts on every building, ensuring rainwater is moved away from the foundation as designed.