Few things can damage a home like water can and few things cause more water problems than clogged, non-working rain gutters and downspouts. Water can destroy your home’s foundation, lead to wood rot and peeling paint, and ruin yards and landscaping. And Memphis homes get, on average, over 53 inches of rain each year – often in severe bursts, especially in the spring and summer.
In short, water can cause expensive and hard to repair damage to your home. As bad as that all sounds, it is easy to remedy gutter problems with professional gutter cleaning and maintenance. Here is what you need to know about gutters, gutter cleaning, and protecting your home from water damage.
How Gutters Protect Your Memphis Home
Rain gutters and downspouts are designed to carry water safely from the roof of your home to the ground and away from your home. They do this by gathering rain water that falls on the roof into the gutter channels which flows to the downspouts extending down to the ground. From there, water is typically carried away by natural drainage, french drains, pipes, or other means.
If any part of the gutter “system” is filled or clogged with debris such as leaves, pine needles, branches, toys, bird nests, squirrel nests, or anything else that may have fallen into them – they will not work properly.
Think of your gutters like your kitchen sink. If the drain is clogged with food or a towel and you turn on the water, what will happen? The sink will fill up eventually and overflow down the front of your cabinets, onto the floor of your kitchen, or behind your counter top. The same exact things happen with your rain gutters if they are clogged.
If your gutters aren’t functioning properly, your home can face several problems, including:
- Water-stained or damaged siding
- Rotting window and door frames
- Water-damaged roof
- Peeling paint
- Basement leaks or flooding
- Cracked or deteriorating foundation, and
- Flooded or damaged landscaping
Why You Need Professional Gutter Cleaning
There are three main reasons why you should hire a professional for gutter cleaning in Memphis. They are:
- Cleaning gutters yourself is dangerous
- We are trained to find problems
- We have all of the proper equipment to do the job quickly and safely
Trying to Clean Your Gutters is Dangerous
Countless accidents, trips to the hospital, and over 300 deaths are caused every year by ladder accidents around the home. Ladder accidents are caused by not using the correct ladder or using them properly and over-reaching on ladders, both of which happen frequently when homeowners try to clean gutters themselves.
Professionals Can Identify Problems
Professionals, like the technicians with Memphis Gutter Cleaning, are trained to identify problems like cracks, leaks, broken or loose hangers, and flow problems with your gutters. They are also knowledgeable about your roof and other areas that may be experiencing damage due to clogged gutter problems.
Having the Right Equipment Makes All the Difference
Regardless of what the job is, it is always going to be done better, faster, and easier with the proper equipment. A typical gutter cleaning service requires a Type I 16-20 foot extension ladder – something most homeowners are not going to just have laying around. Our technicians also carry blowers, shop vacuums, smaller ladders, and other tools to get the job done properly and quickly.
Gutter Cleaning Protects Your Memphis Home From Damage
Look, we get it. Gutters are easy to ignore and it may seem kind of spendy to have them professionally cleaned. You’re busy and you overlook them and then when it is too late, and they are overflowing onto your deck or patio and making a mess out of everything, you remember to get them cleaned. Avoiding, overlooking, or ignoring your gutters is never a good idea. In the long run, it is only going to cost you more to either have them cleaned (if you have overlooked them for a while) or to fix the damage they can cause.
There is no reason to avoid gutter cleaning and the price of gutter cleaning in Memphis and the surrounding area is actually very reasonable. Especially when you consider the cost to fix rotten wood, repaint your house, or have a foundation repaired.
Memphis Gutter Cleaning and our talented team of local independent technicians have got you covered. We will take care of the worst gutter clogs, clean the out, check them out, and have them flowing and functioning properly in no time and not for a lot of money. And all of our work is backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We are proud to work in Memphis as well as all of Shelby County including Germantown, Collierville, Cordova, Millington, and other nearby cities. We also cover Horn Lake, Olive Branch, and other cities nearby in Mississippi as well as the West Memphis area of Arkansas. Click and get a quote now or call anytime. There is no credit card required to get a quote, no obligation to do anything, and we don’t have to come to your home to give you a quote. How can you go wrong?