Residential Gutter Power Washing
If you are like most of us, you want your home improvement and maintenance projects to have an immediate visual impact. If you spend your time or your money doing something, you want to see the results of it so you can enjoy the process. However, if you have owned a home for any period of time, you have learned the depressing truth that some of the most necessary home maintenance projects do not leave you with that satisfying physical change. Instead, they are focused on making sure that your home continues to function as designed, protecting your investment, and preventing costly and annoying problems. Getting your gutters professionally power washed is one of those projects. While you will be able to see some improvement on the outside of your gutters, the real changes happen inside of them, where you cannot see them.
Your gutters are filthy. You may not know this because you cannot see inside of them, but if your gutters are working properly, they have been carrying runoff from your roof down to the ground for months or years without being cleaned. Dirt, mold, mildew, pollen, and even animal waste all accumulate on your rooftop and are washed down into your gutters when there is rain or when the snow melts. Gutters can quickly accumulate leaves, dirt, and other debris, making them run slowly and inefficiently. Gutters that are full can cause water to spill over the top, which, in turn, can set you up for roof leaks and even leaks along your foundation line. That is because gutters are designed to divert water away from the foundation of your home, preventing flooding scenarios.
Cleaning out your gutters helps ensure that they are functioning properly so that they can divert water away from your home’s base and so that they do not contribute to leaks in your roof. If you see gutters overflowing in a storm, you can always hop up on a ladder and clean out leaves and other debris to keep water running smoothly. However, when you do that you will notice that in addition to easily-removed debris, most gutters have a layer of silt or grime in them that is not as easily removed. You can try to remove it with a hose or by scrubbing, but the fastest and most effective way to get gutters really clean is through power washing. Like any power washing, this can be a DIY task if you have a power washer and the time to tackle the project, but if that sounds like something you do not want to add to your to-do list, call Absolute Power Wash today.