Record Breaking Rain Raises the Importance of Gutters and Gutter Cleaning
Increased rainfall continues to challenge Atlanta homeowners with soaking showers that can easily cause extensive damage to residences. Yards and basements get flooded, water seeps into windows, doors, and woodwork. When it’s not raining, the pests can become overwhelming. What is a homeowner to do?
Well – as the old saying goes, you can’t do anything about the weather. But you can help protect your home from the damaging effects of so much water.
Georgia Rain and Rain Gutters
2018 was the second wettest year on record for Atlanta and its surrounding communities. 2019 is inches above that already and many experts predict that this year will at least eclipse 2018 and possibly set a new annual rainfall record. While the rain is unpredictable for the most part, spring and fall seasons in Atlanta see the highest amounts of rainfall during the year.
Rain gutters and downspouts are designed to gather and carry water away from your home in a way that minimizes the possibilities for damage. But your rain gutters cannot do their job of protecting your home if they are clogged.
Clogged gutters can happen when leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris accumulate in the gutter channels or downspouts creating blockages. But all of that water still has to go somewhere! It overflows gutters spilling waterfalls onto your walls, windows, landscaping, and foundation – everywhere you don’t really want water to be. At their worst, clogged gutters can bend, loosen, break and fall from the weight of the trapped water – crashing down onto your landscaping, decks, walkways and other areas.
The water that overflows from clogged gutters will damage wood surfaces, cause flooding in areas of your home, increase the opportunities for mold and mildew to occur, and generally cause all kinds of problems. Not to mention the hazards of water dumping onto walkways and decks or falling off onto your auto or worse!
Rain and the Importance of Gutter Cleaning in Atlanta
The only way to avoid any of these situations is to have your gutters and downspouts professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Twice a year is normal for Georgia and Atlanta. Your home may need more if you have large overhanging trees (especially pines and oaks), aging trees that drop branches, construction happening in your neighborhood (dirt in the air), or a high amount of trees that produce pollen among other reasons.
Professional gutter cleaning, like the services provided by Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning in Atlanta, will remove obstructions, check for proper flow and downspout functions as well as address loose gutters and minor leaks. It’s a time-consuming, somewhat dangerous process when done correctly and professionally – the only way we know how.
Atlanta homeowners have known for years about the quality services that Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning provides. We stand behind every gutter cleaning with our 100% satisfaction guarantee and our teams are highly experienced and fully insured for your protection.
Atlanta Gutter Cleaning and Fall Showers
Fall is fast approaching which means even more rain on top of what has already been a very wet and soggy year! Fall can be particularly challenging due to leaves as well as late summer storms. The last place you want to be (and there really is no need for you to be there) is hanging from a ladder on a fall football weekend when you could be (safely) enjoying it.
If you have avoided your gutters so far this year, now is the time to have them professionally cleaned by Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning. Even more so if you are see dark streaks on the exterior of your gutters, large amount of birds or pests at or near the gutters, or if you see small trees or plants that have started to grow.
Gutters that have come loose from eaves or downspouts detached from the wall are also very important reasons to schedule a gutter cleaning with us today.
Don’t risk what can happen with clogged gutters on your Atlanta-area home the next time a big rain storm bears down on us. Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning is here to help.