Many people are aware of the need of gutters in their respective homes but most don’t take the necessary measures to maintain and keep the gutter in working condition. Homeowners need to cultivate the habit of clearing their gutters frequently and not waiting until something goes wrong. To avoid disaster in your homes, you need to be more proactive in maintaining the sanity of your gutter.
It is very easy to forget about it especially when you have many things to take care of, but failure to clean your gutters can have repercussions. So, how often do you need to clean your gutter? Why do you need to clean your gutter? What are the consequences of not cleaning your gutter?
Firstly, gutters mainly prevent water damage and convey water droplets from the roof to other locations where they are linked with other water bodies.
Why do you need to clean your gutter?
Cleaning your gutter lowers the risk of any damage to your house as clean gutters avoid water damage due to erosion and reduces the process as water is effectively drained to the gutters.
Stagnant water in the gutter can also lead to various bacteria and fungi growing in that area thereby increasing the pollen counts and making life difficult for people who are allergic to such or prone to sickness.
Inadequate cleaning of your gutter attracts various pests such as mice, rats, squirrels and birds who love to tap dance on your roof.
Blocked gutters can cause cracks and holes in your buildings from which other pests like rodents and insects can gain access to your house.
Want your home to look its best? You should consider our professional pressure washing services. By power washing your deck, siding, driveway, and other exterior areas around your home, you can quickly and effectively remove built-up dirt, sediment, and other debris.
This not only helps the areas look beautiful, but it can also reduce wear and tear by getting rid of mould, algae, chalk, insects, weeds, and more. Such build-up will, over time, break down and cause damage to wood / masonry and degrade paint / stains.
Soft Cleaning Targets & Cleans
A pressure washer uses a source of power (either an electric motor or a gas engine) to pressurize water to create an ultra-strong stream of water that can tackle outdoor stains and dirt with more power and less elbow grease than manual cleaning methods.
The machine will pressurize water sourced from a common hose to a designated amount of "pounds per square inch," or "psi." The high-pressure hydro-power is ideal for seasonal cleaning projects
Washing and Sealing Drive Way
As a good rule of thumb, you should jet wash and seal your driveway once per year to keep it protected and to avoid any dirt or hazards from evolving.
If you left your driveway unwashed, then the build-up of dirt and grime could lead to cracking and pitting.
Treating and sealing your driveway with weed killer and Kiln sand will help prolong its life and integrity whilst also delaying the growth of unwanted weeds.
What to wash and what not to wash?
- Laminar sandstone – You’ll simply wash it away, or wash grooves in it. It’s too soft of a material to power or pressure wash.
- Anything painted – While painted items can be washed, it usually takes a pro to do it without destroying the paint.
- Asphalt roofing – Power or pressure washing will take the granules off of an asphalt roof and literally destroy it.
- Anything old! – Old things, including furniture, decks, wood buildings may have dry rot that will disintegrate under a pressure wash. Even good wood can be soft and damaged by a pressure wash
- Stained wood – Pressure or power washing can literally take the stain right out of wood. If that’s what you want, go ahead, but if it’s not, remember you may need to re-stain the wood once it’s dried.