Gutters are vital to protecting our homes and their property value. A gutter that quietly does its job and moves water away from the house is helping to prevent flooding and erosion near the foundation of the house. When gutters don’t function correctly it can lead to a damaged foundation, excess water flow and rot. A Bartlett gutter cleaning professional from our office will work to make sure your gutters are doing the job you installed them to do.
Gutter Fabricators LLC has been honored by Home Advisor for our work in the Mid-South area. Call our Bartlett office today at (901) 586-3268 or contact us online to set up a time for us to come out and give you a free estimate.
“They were friendly and very professional plus they came when they said they would and were finished in the time they quoted. Very good choice and will use them again if ever needed for this type of work.”Kenneth R.
Gutters are an easy thing to forget, so it’s worth knowing the signs that it might be time for a clean.
These signs often include:
When debris starts to gather in the gutters, a natural consequence will be that the water doesn’t flow freely out. Depending on how much rainfall comes down, the gutters might not be able to distribute all the water smoothly. The result will be an overflow.
On a similar note, the gutters might also start to sag. A single gallon of water weighs 8 pounds. If your gutters aren’t functioning during the heavy rains that we’re known to get here in the Mid-South, it won’t take much for a gallon–or multiple gallons to pile up. Imagine putting a single 8-pound rock in your gutter. It’s not hard to see where that would cause sagging. Even if you don’t notice water overflow during the rainfall itself, the telltale signs can be on the siding of the house. The spillover can get onto the siding of the house, leaving streaks and stains.
The biggest danger from overflow comes when you start to see increased amounts of standing water near the foundation of the house. The longer this is allowed to linger, the better the chances are of an expensive foundation repair and lost property value.
Your Gutter Has Become a Home
The debris that starts to pile up when the gutters aren’t working can be anything from twigs to dirt to leaves. All of which can be attractive to outside guests. Critters ranging from rodents to squirrels can see in your gutter all the makings of a warm home. Birds will fly overhead and potentially see a nesting place.
Even if the homeowner just sees birds seeming to spend more time than normal by the gutters, it’s worth looking into. The birds are probably checking out the gutters and considering it for nesting purposes. If enough dirt builds up, it’s not out of the question to see plants start to appear in the gutters. This is certainly a sign it’s time to call a Bartlett gutter cleaning professional.
Why bother with DIY when award-winning pros are right here in Bartlett? Call Gutter Fabricators LLC today at (901) 586-3268 or contact us online to set up an appointment. Free estimates are available.