You may be thinking – I live in a dry climate when we rarely ever see rain or snow; therefore, I don’t need to do anything to maintain my gutters. You couldn’t be more wrong.
A dry spell is actually the perfect time to take care of your gutters. Why? Well during this time, the climate conditions may have encouraged the accumulation of dust and debris in the gutter. The debris can become incredible heavy upon build up causing the gutters themselves and the downspouts to break away from where they are anchored on the roof and wall of the home. This could cause more expensive damage than just cleaning the gutters in the first place.
Dust and debris can moisten by dew during the night. The small amount of moisture can cause acidic compounds to form from the substances that make up the debris within the gutter. These chemicals can then corrode the gutters and cause holes. These holes will then allow water to leak through the gutters (not disperse away from the home appropriately) when rain does come. The debris can also harbor creatures such as birds and insects. These forms of life may carry microorganisms that pose a threat to the health of you and your family. Wind can easily blow them into the home during the dry season.
Droughts can also lead to soil erosion around the base of your home as well. When the next rain storm does come, the eroded areas will be more susceptible to water damage. So, not only should you maintain your gutters, but you should also try to occasionally water the soil to keep it hydrated.
Lastly, debris can clog the roof’s drainage system consisting of both the gutters and the downspouts. This debris can become hard to dislodge and can cause your gutters to hold in heavy water when the rain does come.
Just because your area isn’t expected to receive rain or snow any time soon, ensure you are keeping your gutters clean for the safety of both your home and your family.
Throughout the different seasons gutters require different types of maintenance, make sure you are keeping your gutters working efficiently all year round. Contact the experts today from Gutter Professionals, Inc. for more information about gutter installation on your home.
POSTED ON March 13, 2017 // 0 COMMENTS
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