Getting a good Cincinnati power washing for your gutters a couple of times per year is a good way to prevent clogged gutters as well as clogged downspouts. While you are up there you might as well clean the whole roof of mold and grime that eats constantly at your house. It not only makes your house look better but power washing your gutters can prevent a lot of problems.
Clogged Gutter s create serious issues
Clean flowing gutters create a clear path for snow melt and rainwater to end up in the sewer pipes rather than where it will do mischief to you yard and home. A Cincinnati Pressure Washing can make that pathway smooth and effortless. Clogged gutters cause a lot of problems from the top down in a home. Problems can manifest in the basement, the attic, the roof, and the foundations. Health issues can occur due to the mold problem that can be caused by these water issues.
These are some of the possible results of a clogged gutter system:
Basement water issues– When water overflows from a clogged gutter, it follows gravity to the foundation of the house. This is where it can slowly seep into the basement. If you find yourself with a flooded basement, it probably started a while back so check your gutters and cut off the flow.
Water damage to the foundations can occur even if you don’t have a basement. Sitting water can cause damage to the mortar of your house or dissolve the foundation of your home. Make certain that your downspouts are pointing away from the foundations by a couple of feet Buy lasix. Be careful that the downspouts don’t direct the water towards your neighbor’s house and cause problems on their foundation.
Mold– Where there is darkness; water, and heat, mold will find a home there and eventually grow a lot of company. Mold is a severe health issue in some people and can even cause death in some.
Roof Algae– Ever wondered what those black and white stripes are on your roofing shingles? That is algae that love the minerals in the shingles of roofs. It often starts in the gutters and grows up from there, especially on the north side of your home. These algae can weaken the roof shingles and may cause further damage. A Cincinnati Power washing will strip that algae off and keep it from eating your shingles.
If you are not up for doing it yourself, you can call the team at Cincinnati Power Wash. We use an adjustable pressure washer that will take it easy on your shingles. Call us for an appointment at (513) 479-8800