Why Cleaning Gutters Is a Top Priority This Spring

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It’s an unavoidable reality that every homeowner skips their spring gutter cleaning at least once. And gutter cleaning is poised to take home the gold medal for “most ignored spring cleaning chore” once again.

Ignoring your gutters doesn’t make issues go away — it just creates new ones. Here’s how.

Locked-In Leaves Attract Visitors

The first frost of late fall can flash-freeze any debris lingering in your gutters. That means it’s out of sight, out of mind for the next few months until spring comes and thaws everything out.

Bugs, especially mosquitoes, love the unique leaf and twig combo found in most gutters. The standing water can also attract rats, mice, and raccoons, which will try to make their way into your home. Cleaning your gutters slams the door shut on these invasive critters.

April Showers Bring Basement Flooding

Together, excess rainwater from spring storms and clogged gutters make the perfect recipe for basement flooding. In fact, they’re one of the leading causes of flooding, which is a significantly more substantial home repair project than gutter cleaning both in terms of scope and cost.

Protect your basement and belongings with a simple gutter cleaning from a professional. You’ll be glad you did once the rainy season rolls around.

Water, Water, Everywhere

Maybe you aren’t overly worried about your basement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t concern yourself with your gutters.

All that water that runs over the clogs needs somewhere to go, and water can be incredibly destructive in large quantities, potentially ruining gardens, damaging your foundation, and even seeping into your home and causing internal water damage.

Take Spring Cleaning Seriously with Professional Gutter Services

It’s okay that you don’t want to clean your gutters because we do. Call Chesapeake Property Services at (410) 661-4235 and make your most hated spring cleaning chore the least stressful of the season.