Tacoma Gutter Cleaning Will Keep Water Draining Correctly
Water drains from the roof through the gutter system. This system also channels the water away from the foundation when everything is working correctly. Gutter cleaning is an important part of maintaining an ideal roof condition here in Tacoma. When water sits on the roof, it can lead to early aging of the roofing materials and the growth of moss and algae. Moss and algae are living organisms and use the roofing materials for nutrients to make them thrive. This speeds up the decay process of any organic materials on the roof.
Structural Damage Will Occur
Accumulation of leaves and other debris in the gutters and the downspouts can cause improper drainage and this can lead to many larger issues. You could wind up with water standing on the roof instead of draining off it. Over time, this will cause structural damage to the sheathing, fascia and other parts of the roof. This is why it is important to unclog the gutters and let the water freely drain once again. Call for professional gutter cleaning to keep the water draining properly.
The Roof Is Not the Only Concern
There is more than just your roof at stake when it comes to clogged gutters. Leaks will show up in the way of small openings or cracks. Water enters through these leaks and seeps into your walls and ceilings. These areas of the home will then suffer water damage. This makes for a major repair and paint job to take care of the damage in some cases.
Your entire house may be at risk for damage if you allow the water to puddle right at the foundation. Standing water over time causes the foundation to begin crumble. You could risk your entire house to need repair if the foundation does this. Cracks appear in the walls and ceilings as the house settles into a different position. Prevent the cracks and call us to come clean your gutters if you live in the Tacoma, Washington area.
Gutters May Loosen
Gutters may loosen from the pressure of the leaves and debris, or as the sheathing or rafters under the roof’s shingles start to decay. Repairing this problem is more expensive to remedy than having a professional clean your gutters costs. You may need structural repairs on top of the re-attachment of the gutters to remedy this situation sufficiently. Preventing this issue is easy just by checking your gutters periodically to see if they need a cleaning.
Gutters clogging will cause all these issues over time. One simple problem leads to many other issues when you do not address it correctly. You have it in your power to avoid any of these issues. Our Tacoma professionals at MossProof will come and examine your entire gutter system to make sure it is draining water correctly. They will also set up an appointment for a thorough gutter cleaning. Please call us today so we can clean and maintain your gutter system.