Reasons to Clean Your Eavestroughs
Most people don’t think about their eavestroughs unless it’s to avoid cleaning them. These gutters fitted underneath your roof are your home’s first line of defence against water damage, and maintaining them is essential to preventing unwanted and costly repairs in the future.
While cleaning your eavestroughs is important, it’s also a job best left for professionals like us. Not many homeowners enjoy cleaning out their eavestroughs, so they often end up doing a superficial job—which is just as bad as not cleaning them out at all.
If you think dirty eavestroughs aren’t a big issue, here are some reasons why you should consider regular professional cleaning.
Protect Your Foundation
Your eavestroughs direct water into a downpipe that channels this water away from your home and foundations. Blocked or dirty eavestroughs can’t guide this water away efficiently, resulting in flooding and water seeping down your walls and foundation.
Spilled water can damage your siding and walls, but the more significant problem is that it will also affect your foundation. Seeping water is especially serious during winter-time, when this water may freeze in your foundation, cracking it due to ice expansion.
Continuous water seepage can produce shifts and leaks in your foundation, which will affect the structural stability of your home. If left unattended, this water damage can cause large wall cracks, foundation leaks, and other issues that are time-consuming and very costly to repair.
Prevent Damage to Your Eavestroughs
Water that collects in the eavestroughs can also damage the structures themselves, as well as collecting on the roof and creating leaks that can penetrate your entire home. The excess weight may even cause the eavestrough to sag or come apart, leading to even more water damage and roof leaks.
Safer than DIY
Eavestroughs can be challenging to access and often require you to climb onto your roof to clean properly. Accidents can happen very quickly, and many homeowners have sustained serious injuries when falling off their roof.
Our team of expert cleaners has the experience necessary to clean your eavestroughs without taking unnecessary risks. We have high-end safety gear and a specialized cleaning method that keeps our experts safe while giving your eavestroughs a thorough clean and a detailed inspection.
Our Gentle Cleaning Process
Many professional eavestrough cleaners will use high-pressure hosts to dislodge stubborn dirt and debris. While this method is effective, it’s also very damaging to your eavestroughs and may loosen them from the wall.
That’s why we use a gentler method that relies on thorough, in-person cleaning. The added advantage of this method is that we can inspect your eavestroughs, roof, and walls simultaneously. We recommend regular eavestrough cleaning at least once a year, as well as after particularly heavy storms.
If your eavestroughs get dirty very quickly, either due to trees in your yard or other factors, we also offer commercial-grade gutter guards. These guards will prevent the accumulation of debris while still allowing water to flow into the downpipe and away from your home.
Work with the Best
As commercial roofers, we’ve seen the consequences of neglected eavestroughs. Water damage is a serious problem that can affect every aspect of your home, from the foundations to the roof, with severe consequences.
In addition to regular maintenance, it’s essential to keep your eavestroughs in good repair. If you notice any sagging, warping, or distortion, don’t hesitate to get in touch. The sooner we fix the issue, the less money you’ll spend, especially since replacing eavestroughs can be very costly if the damage is extensive.
Our cleaning team at Quality Roofers has decades of experience dealing with many eavestrough and gutter issues. During our regular cleanings, we also evaluate the state of your gutter system, making sure that everything is still in working order.
Our team arrives with the equipment necessary to make any repairs needed to prevent further damage to your home. We also provide commercial-grade gutter guards for extra protection.
Toronto weather can be very hard on roofs, especially older ones. Maintaining your eavestroughs is one way of extending the lifespan of your roof and ensuring that your home stays dry and protected. If you want to find out more about our cleaning services, give us a call at Quality Roofers today!