Elberton Bowman, and Ruckersville Georgia is well served by Hartwell Handyman Services. One call and we will be out to fix whatever problem that has popped up. Our courteous and professional staff will take every precaution to protect your property and treat your fairly on price and time. We value your business and want it in the future. That is how we do business.
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HHS Consumer Tip:
Gutter cleaning is one home maintenance task that should never be overlooked. A lack of maintenance can cause major problems for a home. Clogged gutters can lead to expensive repairs when left untreated.
“Gutter cleaning can be a pretty simple task this time of the year, but a lot of times consumers tend to skip over it, but that can be dangerous because your gutters are your first line of defense against water problems in your home.
Damage caused by clogged gutters include:
Foundation damage: The main role of gutter system is to channel water off the roof and away from the home’s foundation. A blockage can cause water to pour over the sides of the gutter and pool around the foundation. Over time, the water can cause cracks to form in the foundation, potentially resulting in collapse. But even if the foundation doesn’t fail, the water can still cause mold growth.
Wood damage: The fascia boards that hold the gutter system are often made of wood. When gutters clog and fill with water, the boards start to deteriorate and rot. If a home has wood siding, clogged gutters can also cause water to overflow out of the gutter system and down the sides of the home.
Landscape damage: When gutters clog and water spills over the side, it often lands on flower beds, small trees or shrubs that surround the base of a home.
Ice dams: In colder climates, ice dams can form on the gutters or the lower edge of the roof, causing water to pool and eventually seep into the home. While ice dams can form on homes with clean gutters, clogged gutters prevent water from draining, which increases the chance for ice dams.
A professional gutter cleaning should include removal of all leaves and other material from the roof, gutters and downspouts, as well as a check of overall gutter condition and repair of any loose gutter spikes. In addition, who ever does your cleaning whether it’s us or not make sure they are insured, that is also a big liability for your home owners insurance.