Gutters are a crucial part of your home’s drainage system. It catches the water that runs off from your roof and channels it away through the downpipes. During rainstorms, dirt, leaves, and debris block these downpipes which may cause the water to overflow and may damage your house. So, the house owners must ensure that their gutters are cleaned regularly to manage the rainwater when it collects on the roof.
Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important Before Monsoon?
Your gutter plays a significant role when it comes to maintaining your property: Firstly, it helps in maintaining the aesthetics of your home. Secondly, gutters effectively channel the water away from the roof and porous foundation of your home during heavy storms.
Here are some of the reasons you should clean your gutters before the rain comes:
- Leaves, dirt, and debris collect in the gutters and must be removed before the rain falls as they add extra weight and cause them to sag away.
- The blocked gutters can cause water to overflow and damage your house.
- The moisture trapped in the clogged leaves and debris may lead to little plants growing in your gutters which can also block the rainwater.
- The dirt, debris, and algae in the gutter may also attract pests, like rodents and insects which may disturb your peace and even prove to be dangerous.
Benefits of Gutter Cleaning
- Increases Roof’s Lifespan
When gutters get clogged during drenching storms, rainwater will not be able to escape. Therefore, rainwater is going to flood the roof which will slowly undermine the structural integrity of your property. By keeping the gutters clean and using high-quality roofing solutions by ONDULINE, you can increase the lifespan of your roof.
- Eliminates Pests
Clogged gutters can be alluring to birds, rodents, and insects while flooded gutters may be a good breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Therefore, by using ONDULINE’s modern roofing options and by seeking professional gutter cleaning services, you can eliminate the pests easily.
- Prevents Water Damage To Home
One of the top reasons to keep your gutters clean is to prevent water damage to the structure and foundation of your property. Clogged gutters can splash your wall paints, get your foundation wet, and flood your basement, making them vulnerable to future costly repairs.
- Increases Gutter Lifespan
Clogged gutters accumulate debris which not only adds unnecessary weight but also causes corrosion, thus, decreasing the lifespan of your gutter system.
- Keeps Healthy
Gutter cleaning prevents the growth of molds and the contamination of groundwater by eliminating disease-causing contaminants, and pests.
Gutter Cleaning Tips
- Use Of Right Tools
Getting all required equipment such as a leaf blower, a pressure washer, a hard bristle broom, a ladder, a cleaning solution, green waste bags, and a bin will go a long way in cleaning the gutters quickly and effortlessly.
- Clean Gutter Debris By Hand
You can clear the gutter debris like leaves, moss, branches, and even some plants in your gutters with your hands. If you skip this step and use a pressure washer to wash away the debris, this may block the downpipes, leading to even more problems.
- Cleaning of Fungus From Roof and Gutters
The rainwater trapped inside the porous walls stimulates the growth of mold and mildew. This not only ruins your home’s charm but also decreases the indoor air quality. You can remove this fungal growth with the help of a hard bristle broom and a brush.
- Use of Gutter Guards If Required
If you have to clean your gutters too often, you may install gutter guards on your gutter to prevent the accumulation of large debris. It will not only reduce the frequency of cleaning but also make the cleaning easier for you.
If your gutter has seen a few downpours, it would be wise to ensure that it hasn't suffered any damage, and that the seams are sealed properly. In case of leakage, you don’t have to worry, simply apply a layer of sealant to solve the problem. ONDULINE offers a range of high-performance roofing solutions such as ONDUBAND and flashing band to protect individual homes, collective housing, shops, resorts, institutional, industrial or agricultural buildings all over the world. With more than 80 years of experience and strong R&D basis, ONDULINE gives you warranty on all modern roofing options. Working closely with the customers, our roofing experts will provide best advice on the suitable solutions for the roofing project goal that you want to achieve.