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Reasons to Leave Gutter Maintenance to Experts

By November 2, 2015No Comments

Your gutter system makes sure that rainwater doesn’t damage your home’s interiors. This also helps maintain your home’s structural integrity, while preventing rot, mold, and mildew from growing within your walls. With a task this essential, your gutters will need regular maintenance.

Before taking the ladder out and getting your tools, you’ll want to consider a number of things. Gutter maintenance can be taxing, not to mention risky for an untrained homeowner’s safety. Home Solutions Midwest, the expert in repairing and hanging gutters in Albert Lea MN, and the local area, shares three reasons to leave your gutter maintenance to professionals.

1. Your Safety

Cleaning or repairing gutters is daunting enough, but imagine doing it perched on a stepladder. Falling off is possible if you’re not careful. In fact, there’s a 50 percent increase in the number of ladder-related injuries in the last 10 years, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To avoid being part of the statistic, it’s best to call an expert to deal with your gutter issues. They have the necessary experience and practice the right safety measures to work on your system.

2. Your Health

Decaying leaves and other debris, including animal droppings, can easily settle in your gutters, leading to clogs. This buildup encourages bacteria and mold growth, which will leave you vulnerable to a number of health risks. You might experience allergic reactions, including throat or eye irritation, nasal congestion, coughing, and wheezing. This can also result in an infection and a host of respiratory illnesses. Some molds even produce mycotoxins, which can cause serious health problems.

3. Your Home

Without experience, you might unwittingly damage your home when performing gutter maintenance tasks. You’ll risk denting your gutter system with your ladder, and your tools might separate seams or gouge holes, resulting in leaks and water damage to your foundation. Roofing professionals won’t make these mistakes, and their expertise can help prevent gutter issues you might have missed.

Look no further than Home Solutions Midwest for all your gutter maintenance needs. With our Gutter Helmet® gutter covers, we’ll prevent issues from occurring in the first place. These covers feature a patented nose-forward design that will easily shed leaves and other debris off your system, while allowing rainwater to flow through smoothly. They also come with a high performance PermaLife™ finish that resists fading, corrosion, and chalking. Choose from a variety of lovely colors to complement your home’s roof and exteriors.

Gutter maintenance will be the least of your worries when you turn to Home Solutions Midwest and Gutter Helmet®. Call us today for a free consultation.