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Gutter Cleaning And Other Fall Prep Tips

Gutter Cleaning, Is It Worth It?

With fall being right around the corner (or already here depending on what part of the country you’re in), hiring the right crew for your fall gutter cleaning can be a bit of a chore. There’s also always the question of “do you go with a professional or do you try to do it yourself”? If you don’t feel like DIY’ing it, Sparkling Clean Exteriors of East Texas offers top-notch service at a great price for getting your gutters cleared and free of leaves and debris. We’re even offering 20% off to kick the season off right for you and your family!

Why Clean Your Gutters

In short, because it’s a good idea and helps keep your home running smoothly. As debris such as fall leaves, acorns, twigs, and other natural elements build up in your gutters, your home loses its ability to send water away from the house. Downspouts can become clogged and you render your main drainage system moot. It seems like a small thing but left unattended, you can cause premature wood rot, damage to your roofing and shingles, as well as water damage deep inside your home. Plus, clogged gutters can ruin the look of your home–they may be small but they’re mighty when it comes to the exterior of your home.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the main reasons why it’s a good idea to keep your gutters free and clear during the season.

Critter Control

Leaves, twigs and other natural debris can be a big attractor for critters like squirrels, raccoons, and mosquitos. A bed of wet leaves (or worse yet, rotting leaves), can be a big attractant for critters who are looking for a home or the last bits of food before winter comes.

Roof Rot

Having a pile of wet leaves and debris sitting in your gutters can allow water to seep under your eaves and shingles. This can lead to roof rot and larger issues down the road. While we do offer roof cleaning, it’s better for you and your home if you can avoid mold and mildew before it starts. Keeping your gutters clean and capped is a great way to do that!

Undoing Your Gardening

People love to spend time in their garden, especially as the weather starts to turn a little cooler. There’s a lot of prep and care that goes into preserving all of the hard work you’ve done throughout the season. Full gutters can lead to overwater of delicate garden beds–imagine all of the water that should be running away from the house instead of being dumped into your flower and pumpkin beds. It can be a real mess!

While cleaning your gutters can seem like an unnecessary and time-consuming task to add to the “to do” list that is homeownership, it’s really pretty critical to the life and health of your home. Hiring a team like the ones we have at Sparkling Clean Exteriors of East Texas is a great way to safely, effectively, and most importantly, efficiently keep your gutters running free and clear. Call us today for a FREE estimate on gutter cleaning and fall home maintenance. We’re here to help!

And don’t forget, we’re also offering a 20% discount right now to kick off the season and welcome fall in—don’t miss it!

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