Gutter Cleaning Erie PA
Your gutters have an important job to do to protect your home, and if they’re clogged up with leaves and other debris, they can’t do that important job. Without free-flow, your gutters can’t divert water from rain and snow, leading to a buildup of standing water or ice that can leak into your home and cause massive amounts of damage.
Gutters are designed to divert the water from your rooftop to the ground and away from your foundation. When your gutters are filled with debris, usually from autumn leaves, that job can’t be achieved. Further, your roof can develop ice dams, creating dangerous ice cycles when there is no place for the melting snow to go.
Prevent Water Damage
When your gutters overflow, the water doesn’t flow away from your foundation; it flows into the foundation. Concrete is naturally porous, and water expands when it freezes. These factors come together to create the perfect storm of water damage. When your foundation levels are exposed to water and then freezing temperatures hit, your foundation will crack, destabilizing the entire house.
Cleaned gutters can prevent this problem entirely. You can have gutters of many styles installed, but the most important thing is that they divert moisture away from the foundation. Our trained professionals spend much of their time on roofs, installing new gutters and cleaning or repairing existing gutters.
Safely Clean Gutters
Our professionals have years of experience working on and around rooftops; they take the risk so you don’t have to. To properly clean gutters, you need to clear large debris by hand and then flush the remaining debris with water. It’s important to remember you’re on the very edge of the rooftop for this process.
Our professionals have the equipment and practice doing this dangerous task and can ensure the job gets done safely. Call Bauer Specialty today to schedule a consultation for your gutter cleaning.
Gutters filled with debris can also become home to wasp and bees nests, rodent nests, and more. In addition to the damage, the climate can wreak havoc on your attic space and your foundation, and pests can create a health hazard hanging above your head.
Hundreds of thousands of people fall from ladders or rooftops each year while installing Christmas lights, removing pests, and cleaning gutters. Don’t let yourself be one of those fall injuries. Hire a professional for the task.`