Blog The Link Between Gutters and Your Health March 10, 2017May 16, 2019Jeremy KelseyGutter Cleaning, Gutter-Related Health & Safety Do you or a member of your household often feel unwell? Do you have allergies that just don’t seem to go away, no matter what you do? Environmental factors are among the leading causes of chronic illnesses. Many people live in homes that have mold and mildew infestations they’re not even aware of, and experience related health issues without ever knowing the cause. What do your gutters and gutter protection have to do with all that, you might be asking? The answer: more than you realize. Your gutters are one of your home’s primary defenders against water damage in your home. If your gutters’ ability to drain water away from your home becomes compromised due to a clog or other damage, you home will be susceptible to leaks. Moisture build-up in the interior will inevitably lead to mold and mildew growth, among other health hazards. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways investing in Gutter Helmet®, America’s leading choice of gutter covers, can safeguard the health of you and your family. Prevents Mold and Mildew Growth When your gutters are clogged, precipitation can seep into your siding, collecting inside your interior. In addition to damaging your home’s foundation, this moisture build-up is also a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which pose significant health risks to you and your family. Mold can cause skin irritation, breathing problems and wheezing. People who suffer from mold allergies may experience more severe symptoms. You spend significant time inside your home, so it’s important to make sure it is a healthy environment. Investing in Gutter Helmet will guarantee that your gutters do what they’re designed to do: drain water away from your home, protecting your living space from water damage and mold and mildew growth. Limits Insect Infestation The standing water in a clogged gutter makes an attractive nesting ground for insects such as mosquitos. Mosquito bites are not only irritating and uncomfortable—they can also carry diseases. Prevent insects from nesting in your gutters and putting the health of you and your family at risk by investing in quality gutter protection through Gutter Helmet. Eliminates the Hazard of Gutter Cleaning Without a gutter protection system, it’s up to you to clean your gutters on your own. This task is not only tedious and time-consuming; it’s also dangerous, especially for the average homeowner who has not been trained in gutter maintenance. Ladder falls account for thousands of fatalities in the United States every year. Don’t put yourself and your well-being at risk; install Gutter Helmet and never worry about cleaning your gutters again. Contact Us Gutter Helmet is not just beneficial to the health of your gutters—it’s good for the health of your entire family. Call Gutter Helmet today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our innovative gutter protection system and how it can benefit you. We can also provide a free, no-strings-attached estimate during our initial consultation.