How often are you cleaning your gutters? Overflowing gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems and cracked foundations. Failing to maintain your gutters can become a costly repair to your home. Window Genie offers gutter cleaning programs available for semi-annual or annual cleanings.
Never worry about whether your gutters are dirty again! With our priority scheduled gutter cleanings you can enjoy our year-round customer care discounts for any of our services. Leave the worry to us and put the Genie to work in your home today.
Why Gutter Cleaning?
Gutter systems are designed to control the flow of water away from your home, preventing a list of problems. Here are the 5 most common issues that can occur due to clogged gutters.
Flooded Basements – The number one cause of water damage in basements is clogged gutters. When rainwater comes off your roof and has nowhere to go, it will find the path of least resistance. This is, usually, inside your soffits and siding all the way to the lowest point in the home, your basement.
Cracked Foundations – When water is allowed to settle around your home’s foundation and freezes it causes a condition called frost-heave. This can cause severe cracks to foundation walls.
Insect Breeding Ground – Free standing water and debris filled gutters are a paradise for several species of insects. Mosquitos, wood destroying insects, wasps, and even termites can live inside your gutters and find their way into your home.
Rotten Wood – The result of moisture being trapped and cut off from air circulating to dry out the wood fascia around the house can destroy your home. The rotted area will quickly worsen if the gutters are not cleaned.