Gutter protects home. It serves as an important part of roof maintenance. One of the main functions of gutters is to channelize rainwater from the roof. This prevents soil erosion near around the foundation of the home. Rainwater pooling causes various problems in home like moisture in the basement and cracks in foundation. To protect a home from such evils gutter is must.
Moreover, gutter is responsible for protecting a home from mould, mosquito and paint peeling.
Installation of gutter is expensive. You do not install it frequently. Hence, you need to maintain it in certain interval of time so that it may serve for long years. Life of a gutter depends upon its maintenance so do not take it casually. Due to these reasons it is suggested to maintain your gutter from professional hands as they are experienced people with all equipment and tools required for its maintenance.
Removing debris from gutter:
Normally, professional removes debris from the low end of the gutter. They remove the debris by using gutter scoop. The right time to scoop out the goop is when the debris is little damp.
Flush the gutter:
Once the debris is removed, flush the gutter with water. Professionals use high pressure hose nozzle for this purpose. They wash the gutter beginning from the opposite end of the drain outlet. It is a messy task for the people who attempt to maintain their gutter themselves but for expert hands it is an easy job which they get done smoothly and cleanly in least possible time.
If the flow of water is creating problem or is not flowing properly, then do not hesitate to add downspout extenders to expel water away from home.
Furthermore, this is a right time to check gutter and find out any leakage in the gutter. Spot the holes and crack caulking in the seams. Maintain it immediately for the proper functioning of the gutter.
Gutters are attached tightly to fascia boards. For the smooth functioning of the gutter it has to be fixed properly with fascia boards. Find out the condition of these boards and take necessary step like replacing if necessary.
Similarly, it is a common problem with long serving gutters that their rivets loose or drop out. Professional with the help of rivet gun sets the rivets back.
In addition, this is the right time to secure gutter spikes. Gutters after serving for couple of years unfold the problem of gutter spikes. It (gutter spikes) misses the rafters and in order to fasten the gutter you require gutter spikes. It is cautious tasks so always take help from professionals because they come with required equipment like drilling machine to replace gutter spikes.
Besides, a well maintained gutter secures peace of your mind. You do not need to worry about heavy rain because you have secured your home with professionally maintained gutters. According to reports, a well functioning gutter increases the value of your property by around 10 per cent.