Have your gutters stopped sending the rainwater down the run-off channels? Does the rainwater now just run alongside your house and cause a great big, wet mess? Chances are your gutters have become blocked likely from leaves and other falling debris. Gutters work by feeding the rainwater through the run-off pipes and away from your home. Without a correctly functioning guttering system, your home becomes at risk of flooding, mildew, mold, algae, structural damage and in serious cases full foundation issues which can affect the entire integrity of your home. So how can you prevent these kinds of issues from happening? Well, it’s actually quite a simple solution, keep your gutters clean! The thought of having another chore is daunting and not at all exciting, but you don’t necessarily have to carry out the cleaning yourself, in fact, it is recommended that you leave the job entirely to the professionals. A professional gutter cleaner will be able to establish the type of materials your guttering system has been constructed from which will allow them to ensure that they don’t incur any kind of damage to your guttering or roof. They will also be familiar with working at heights and correctly using a ladder which if you’re not confident with can be very dangerous. Professional gutter cleaners have likely seen it all when it comes to blocked gutters, from live animals to insect nests the blockages are endless. It is recommended, depending on where you live and the type of weather your home is exposed to, to have your gutters cleaned at least every 6 months. Other factors that you should consider are high trees above your home and whether they might be causing leaves to build up quickly in your guttering and on your roof if this is the case you will likely need roof cleaning services more frequently. If you’re unsure of the state of your gutters, it may very well be time to call in a professional to assess whether they need to be cleaned. The best recommendation a professional service can provide is prevention! By conducting frequent maintenance you are reducing the risk of expensive repairs or permanent structural damage to your property. Prevention is the key to ensuring that your gutter system is working as it should and is pointing the rainwater away from your home! So do yourself a favor and call in a guttering specialist today.