• Kurtis Allain

Are clogged gutters really that big of a deal?

Clogged gutters

Simply put, yes.

When your gutters are clogged, your home has no way of draining water after heavy rain. This can lead to many problems that can potentially cost you thousands of dollars to repair.

These points below illustrate exactly what clogged gutters do to your home and why you should avoid them.

1. Your roof will begin to leak

The telltale sign of clogged gutters is a roof that won't stop leaking. When rain gutters are unable to serve their purpose, water will sit on top of your roof until it becomes too heavy to deal with. This standing water will cause leaks in your ceiling until the gutters are unclogged and able to flow.

2. Mold will accumulate

It's only a matter of time before standing water turns into mold. 

Getting rid of mold can be very expensive as contractors charge between $500 and $6,000. Aside from the cost of mold removal, it can be extremely damaging to your health. Mold is known to worsen allergies and cause skin irritation.

3. The foundation will be compromised

When water can not be properly drained from your property, you also put your foundation at risk of being damaged. As you know, the foundation is the most important part of your house, and compromising it can put your entire house in danger. Repairing a foundation can cost up to $15,000. Taking care of your gutters is a much cheaper way of keeping your foundation healthy.

4. Your yard and landscape will suffer

All that hard work you put into your grass, flowerbeds, and shrubs will go to waste if you have clogged gutters. Clogged gutters will cause water to spill out and wash away your plants. 

5. You shorten the lifespan of your roof

When you buy a roof, the hope is for it to last between 15 and 30 years. A roof replacement can be expensive and it's important to maximize the value of your current roof. When you let your roof sustain continuous damage every time it rains, the clock is ticking and you greatly diminish its lifespan.

It's time to take action and have your gutters professionally cleaned!

Cleaning your gutters is an essential part of maintaining your home, but let's be honest- not everybody has the time it takes to get up on a ladder and clean their gutters!

We are here to help!

Looking for affordable gutter cleaning in Michigan? Call Diamond Shine! We are your gutter cleaning experts. We serve Southeast Michigan including Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, and Wayne County. We take the time to make sure your gutters are clean and flowing properly to save you money and give you peace of mind! Our gutter cleaning starts at just $125!

Hiring a gutter cleaning professional is a smart and cost-effective way to keep your home in tip-top shape! 

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