Can Clogged Gutters Damage Your Foundation?
While Denver area real estate properties continue to rise, real estate analysts insist that does translate into better sales for homes that are considered “fixer-uppers.” This is especially true of homes that have damaged foundations or structural problems that would put a serious burden on a prospective home buyer. Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of maintaining your gutters in both Autumn and throughout the year. Clogged gutters can indeed damage the foundation of your home. Here’s how.
Clogged Gutters Can Ruin a Home’s Foundation
The gutters of a home are designed to safely escort the water away from areas that are susceptible to water damage. Your foundation is one of those areas. When your gutter becomes clogged, the water then overflows into spots and ends up near the foundation of the house. One of the surest signs that there’s an issue with the foundation is that the basement floods whenever there is heavy rain.
Once water begins to pool around the foundation, there is a whole host of issues that can ensue. One larger problem is that the soil that is up against the foundation of your home has become completely saturated all the way through. Then the water begins to pool around the area. This, in turn, puts enormous pressure on the side of your home. On a long enough timescale, this will cause the basement walls, and the siding attached to those walls to push inward and crack. Gutter sludge can be devastating to your most important personal investment.
It’s the Perfect Time for Gutter Cleaning!
With the Fall season nearly over and Winter fast approaching, it’s the best time of year to ensure that your gutters are operating at peak efficiency. Instead of climbing up the ladder this year and scooping the sludge out yourself, have the experts at TipTop Home Pros take the burden off you, and give you more time to spend with your family!
Let TipTop Clean Your Gutters this Autumn
TipTop provides the Denver area with top quality gutter cleaning services. Visit our website for more information about our prices, or to make an appointment. We are here for you and hope to hear from you soon. Call today at 720.507.7325!