April Showers: What You Need To Know About Spring Gutter Cleanings, Gutter Guards, Clogged Gutters, Oversized Gutters, No Gutters
April showers are on their way, and that means it is time to prepare your gutter system. If your gutter system is clogged it will not be able to handle the increased amount of water from the additional rains that come with spring. It is best to have your gutters cleaned prior to spring to avoid potential problems that can come from the runoff caused by clogged gutters during rain.
If your gutters are not working properly they are not flowing water away from your home and its foundation. This means the potential for:
- A flooded basement
- Pooling around your foundation
- Cracked foundation or siding
- Potential for nesting of animals in the gutter debris
- Water damage
- Mold – Read more on mold remediation costs and risk.
If your gutters are continually getting clogged and/or you are generally tired of cleaning them, you may want to consider:
- Installing gutter guards
- Oversized gutters
See our infographic below for your spring cleaning, and preparation checklist and get more information on gutter cleanings, gutter guards, clogged gutters, and oversized gutters. Don’t let April showers bring you gutter flowers!