The Importance of a Clean Gutters:
Gutters are a fundamental part of the external structure of buildings. Without them, rainwater accumulates on the roof and eventually causes infiltration, leaks and even greater damage inside the home. The dirt prevents water from flowing and you can become vulnerable to diseases that can appear in the water.
Leaves, small branches, sand, plastic bags and other debris, brought about by the action of the wind, can be deposited on the gutters and inside the conductive tubes of the roof of your house. Not to be ignored, this waste, as the time passes, obstruct the gutters and hinder the rain flows.
It’s important to observe the condition of the gutters and check for a considerable accumulation of dirt every six months. However, the frequency varies according to the location of the residence. For example, houses near to big trees and buildings should be checked with more frequency, because the leaves of the trees and dirt eventually thrown by building dwellers tend to obstruct the gutters more easily...
The perfect time to inspect the gutters is during heavy rain. Check the flow of water in the ducts, if it isn’t being properly drained, the gutter may be partially obstructed by dirt or the gutter has structural problems.Also check for leaks in the house or lining.
In many cases, it’s necessary to climb on the roof to clean the ducts and the conducting pipes, so it’s necessary to hire a professional with suitable equipment for the cleaning, and it's necessary as a security procedure as well. Atlanta has a lot of companies for the job and Atlanta gutters have all equipment, so don’t try to climb your roof if you could just opt to call for their service. The cleaning has to be done in a warm and dry day, what makes the cleaning more accurate and easy.
To be certain that cleaning will be done safely, begin maintenance by manually removing sheets and other solid waste from the gutters - a shovel can be used to assist. The work should always be done with the hands protected by thick gloves, to avoid the sharp edges of the ducts.
After removing dirt from the gutters, the downspout pipes should be cleaned. Then the entire drainage system should be washed for the removal of the finer dirt. The idea is to wash the gutter with high pressure water jets, so that the conductive tubes are sanitized until the capture, which will take the water to the street.
Now that you know for sure how to maintain the gutters in your home, do not let the dirt build up!