Gutter Cleaning in Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia
There is a long list of maintenance items you’re tasked with remembering when it comes to keeping your home in top shape. One chore that is easy to forget about is gutter cleaning, and many homeowners tend to accidentally put it off. Avoid the potential damage that improperly maintained gutters can lead to, and hire an expert to tackle the job. Capitol Chimney Service can help keep your gutters clean, leaving you worry free!
In addition to our chimney cleaning experts, Capitol Chimney Service also has experienced professionals who provide gutter cleaning services. If you need your gutters cleaned in your Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC home, call Capitol Chimney today!
The Importance of Regular Gutter Cleaning
Why should I have my gutters cleaned?
Horizontal gutters and downspouts play an important role in protecting the structure of your home. They are responsible for keeping rain water and melted snow away from the foundation of your home by collecting it and forcing it to drain away from your house. If this water soaks the ground around your foundation, it can actually find its way into your basement or the crawl space under your house. Once water drains into those spaces, you are at risk for mold growth, water damage, or a crack in your foundation caused by a winter freeze.
Without regular gutter cleaning, your gutters will become too full of debris to be able to catch or block any water runoff. Not only will your foundation be at risk, but if gutters are full, water can also pool over behind them, leading to potential wood rot on your roof. You don’t want to create a hole in your roof to let unpleasant critters inside! Finally, if gutters become too heavy they can crack or fall off, leading to even more damage to your home’s roof (or whatever else your gutter decides to hit on its way down).
Let your gutters do their job – have them cleaned on a regular basis!
How often should I have my gutters cleaned?
In the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC areas, you’ll want to hire a professional gutter cleaning service at least twice a year. Plan to have your gutters cleaned in the late fall and mid-spring to early summer. Depending on the property surrounding your home—how many trees and other foliage you have—you may need to schedule gutter cleaning more often.
After many of the leaves have fallen off in fall, you’ll want to have that debris cleaned out of your gutters. Similarly, there is extra build up in spring due to the pollen in the air and falling petals from blooming plants.
Let Capitol Chimney Service help you enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons without the worry of dirty gutters—set up an appointment today!
Count on Capitol Chimney Service for Your Gutter Cleaning Needs
Our gutter cleaning service can help you prevent damages to your home that are caused by clogged gutters and keep you and your family safe on the ground. Don’t risk being injured by trying to clean your own gutters. Let one of our experienced technicians—equipped with the proper tools and training—handle your gutter cleaning needs. Contact Capitol Chimney Service now!