The gutter of your home, together with the downspout and the drainage system, is one of the most important areas to maintain. A large percentage of water damage we see on our clients’ homes would not occur with a properly functioning gutter system. Hence, we first must understand how the gutters shed water away from the home and what will happen if we delay gutter cleaning and gutter repairs to preserve the health of your home.
During rainy season, a typical residential roof will require to shed hundreds, if not thousands, gallons of water. Especially if you are living in the wet regions of Australia gutters are a mandatory to channel roof runoff safely away from the home.
However failing to clean your gutters will cause your gutter system will cause your gutter system to deteriorate and break rapidly. If your gutter is field with leaves, bricks, woods and other wastes, it will clog the water passage. As the water flows toward the downspout, it will begin to carry leaves and debris with it. Quickly, the downspout will become clogged and the water in the gutter will back up.
In order to prevent this to happen, cleaning is required. Here is an article you can use as your guide for an effective grout cleaning: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/exterior/tips-for-cleaning-and-repairing-gutters