Clogged Calamities: How to Avoid Gutter and Eavestrough Issues

Clogged Calamities: How to Avoid Gutter and Eavestrough Issues

Every home requires attention and constant upkeep. If you rent you might not recognize some basic tasks that could help avoid flooding and other damage to the property. Gutters and their fixtures are permanent attachments that need cleaning and care. Owners and landlords need to protect their investment with regular eavestrough cleaning.

Clogged downspouts cause backups putting tremendous weight on eaves, attachments, and structural overhangs. During sub-zero temperatures, ice dams form and compound the weight problem. Avoid problems throughout the year with some routine maintenance. Be aware of these issues:

Pests

Birds and rodents love to pack materials in cozy, warm nooks, including the corners and ends of vinyl and metal gutters and eavestroughs. Some animals can pack an amazing amount of material into a gutter spout, easily causing a backup.

Clogged Calamities: How to Avoid Gutter and Eavestrough Issues

Landscaping

Trees and shrubs release spores, seeds, and “duff” that are carried by wind and caught in gutters. The material is light, but its organic nature can lead to mould, mildew, insect issues, and gunky buildup.

Foreign Objects

A surprising amount of gutter and eavestrough blockages are caused by children throwing toys or balls onto a home’s roof. The objects become stuck in channels, and become difficult to remove from eavestrough systems, especially if they are surrounded by ice.

Clogged Calamities: How to Avoid Gutter and Eavestrough Issues

Asphalt Dams

Year after year, tiny asphalt grains from roof shingles gravitate and settle into gutters. These particles are heavy and impede the proper flow of water. It is easy to dismiss this type of gradual buildup, but it can eventually create a costly problem.

At Dial One Professional Duct Cleaning, we prevent home damage by cleaning gutters, eavestroughs and downspouts with the right equipment and knowledgeable personnel. Call our team during any season, and we’ll help protect your investment: (416) 896-4799.

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