As a homeowner, there are many different responsibilities that have to be taken care of in order to
maintain your home. One of the often-overlooked aspects
of your home is the gutters. You may not understand how important the gutter system is, but it plays a major role in the upkeep of your home. It is best to routinely clean your gutters 3-4 times a year or every time the seasons change.
Here are some of the potential dangers that can occur when the gutters are not properly maintained:
If your gutters are not draining properly, this can cause flooding which can travel to your front yard and sidewalk. If this flooded water freezes it can become extremely dangerous.
With inadequately functioning gutters water builds up around the foundation that can cause leaks into your basement.
If you have a leaky basement you have cracks in your foundation. This can become extremely dangerous in the winter due to frost heave. Water gets into the cracks that have already formed and then it freezes when cold enough. The frozen water will swell and expand, causing even more damage.
Washed out landscape
An overflowing gutter system can ruin your landscaping, and garden by flooding.
Aside from the obvious annoyance of having to step out of your car directly into a large puddle, flooded driveways can become significantly damaging to your property. A flooded driveway can lead to mildew, mold, and root rot.
Bell Seamless Gutters provides quality gutters, maintenance services, and rainwater collection in New Jersey. Our skilled professionals can help with all of your gutter needs. Call us at 800-597-1616 or contact us online to learn more about having your home’s gutter system installed or
serviced at your Central New Jersey home or business.
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