Why Gutter Cleaning Is So Important

Posted by intexjanitorial on April 22, 2015

Gutter cleaning is one of the most overlooked home maintenance tasks; it is also one of the biggest culprits in water ingress and water damage in homes.

Gutters are the small shallow troughs, which are mounted unto the ends of your roof slope. They catch rainwater and divert it into downspouts, which then drain into your perimeter storm drains. The reason we need to clean them is because along with rainwater, the gutters also catch a lot of unwanted debris, such as leaves, twigs, airborne pollen, shingle granules etc. This causes the gutter to fill with debris, which eventually flows towards your downspouts and blocks them. As the heavy rains of winter and spring pour down onto us, the gutters begin to overflow, and quite often the overflowing water makes its way in behind your gutter and in through the soffits. This is one of the main reasons gutter cleaning is paramount! You may not think anything of an overflowing gutter, however it is what you can’t see which is the problem! The water flowing into your soffit can trickle down between your inside and outside walls, and again you will only notice this after your wall rots out, and you realize you now have a large, expensive problem to fix! Another main concern is freezing. If your gutters are blocked up and full of water, the next time it freezes that water turns to ice, and ice expands, which will in turn damage your gutters, seals, etc.

Therefore here in the Lower Mainland, where it rains from October – May, it is essential to do regular maintenance to your gutters, Intex Janitorial offers our customers a scheduled gutter cleaning service, this way you need not remember about those gutters, we will come automatically once in fall upon the falling of the leaves, and once at the end of Spring after the heavy rains. As well Intex guarantees all our work, so if your gutters become blocked up between cleanings, all it takes is one call and our crew is there to unblock your blocked spouts, and yes FREE OF CHARGE!

So give us a call here at Intex Janitorial, serving the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and surrounding areas since 1994, and start your maintenance package to prevent damage to your home, and sleep with peace of mind during those heavy downpours!

David S. Uria

Intex Janitorial + Maintenance