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Why Cleaning Your Gutters Prevents Further Home Damage

Neglecting your gutters can hurt your home and your wallet. Many people put it off because they don’t feel the need to maintain their gutters and don’t want to spend the extra money. The downside here is that you will probably end up paying more on damage repair if you do not ever clean your gutters. Clogged gutters seem like a small issue, but they can cause a lot of silent damage that can be serious and pricey. 

The most significant sign of clogged gutters is a roof that will not stop leaking. When the rain gutters cannot serve their purpose because they are clogged, water will sit on top of your roof until it becomes too heavy to deal with. When this happens, water will drip from your ceiling. If you notice your roof leaking, make sure you remove debris from the gutters to prevent further leaks and consider looking into professionals handling it.

Clogged gutters can also turn standing water into the mold in only a matter of time. Mold becomes an even more significant problem when it begins to grow inside your roof, attic, and the walls of your house. Getting rid of mold can be very expensive; a contractor can charge between $500 and $6,000. Aside from the price you will have to pay to get rid of mold, it is also very damaging to your health if you contact it. Mold can have some severe health risks, which are essential to avoid, altogether. 

When water cannot be drained adequately from your property, your foundation can undergo damage. Foundation is an essential fixture in your home and when it is compromised, the whole house is in danger. A foundation repair can cost between $2,000 and $6,000. Taking care of your gutters is a more accessible and cheaper way to sustain the foundation. 

If you haven’t been convinced already, cleaning your gutters will prevent further home damage and save you a lot of money. At Rocky Top Restoration, we can handle all of your home needs. We can help with your construction, water mitigation, smoke and fire damage restoration, and crawl space needs. Contact us today if you need help with your gutters or anything else that’s keeping your house from being your home. 

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