Your home’s gutters are essential to its health and integrity, catching water shed by the roof and channeling it away from the eaves toward the downspouts. But this vital process won’t happen as it should if they become blocked with debris such as wind-blown dirt, rotting leaves, and even the growth of moss or grass!
If your gutters are blocked, you need the services of a pressure washing company that uses soft washing to remove the gunk without causing any harm. Envirowash of Virginia has got you covered.
Call us at (757) 599-3164 or complete our “Request Free Estimate” form today!
What Problems Do Blocked Gutters Cause?
Gutters and downspouts are designed to collect water from the roof and direct it away from your home to a place where it won’t cause harm. Blockages can result in numerous problems.
Breeding Grounds for Pests
Stagnant water sitting in clogged gutters is a perfect place for mosquito larvae to hatch and develop. Next thing, you’re dealing with a plague of bloodsuckers.
The damp environment also attracts carpenter ants and termites, wreaking havoc on anything wooden in your home. Wet mud in gutters also draws wasps and bees to nest, so if you try cleaning your gutters, you risk being attacked.
Clogged gutters can result in water overtopping them and pouring down the siding, damaging it. But what is far worse is that water collects around your home’s foundation. Over time, this can erode soil and cause your concrete foundation to crack and settle, weakening the walls.
A similar process of excess standing water can cause concrete driveways to crack and buckle.
This severe damage to your home will significantly reduce its market value. At Envirowash, we offer environmentally friendly gutter cleaning to stop this problem before it starts.
Wrecked Fascia Boards and Gutters
Clogged gutters fill up with water, and the excess weight can distort your gutters or cause them to tear off completely.
In many houses, gutters are mounted on wooden strips known as fascia boards. Clogged gutters mean damp fascia boards, resulting in them rotting. Inspect your fascia boards regularly for signs of cracking, warping, or peeling paint.
Leaks and Ice Dams
Blockages in gutters can let water into your home, particularly in winter when ice dams form.
Debris in gutters facilitates water freezing into ice; this ice then dams up the gutters. When it melts on warmer days, the meltwater pushes into your roof, attic, and walls, resulting in rotted wood, structural damage, mold, and mildew that negatively impact your family’s health.
Water seeping into your roof makes its way into your home’s doors and window frames, causing swelling and warping. It makes its way into walls and plaster ceilings, causing cracks and mold growth.
Water can also damage your furniture, appliances, and electric wiring. Basements that have yet to be waterproof tend to attract substantial amounts of water, thanks to their position.
Get ahold of a local pressure washing company to deal with the problem while it’s still small — and outside.
Damage to Your Garden
If you are a keen gardener, you may have beds of delicate annuals or lush veggies growing in your yard. Misdirected gutter water could wreck your beautiful plants.
Why You Should Hire a Professional Pressure Washing Service to Clean Your Gutters
While we recommend you inspect your gutters once a month, we caution against cleaning them yourself. It is a dangerous job, and the cost of hiring an experienced, environmentally friendly pressure washing company to soft wash your gutters is worth it.
At Envirowash, we don’t only do power washing; we also do a gentle form of pressure washing known as soft washing. We begin by applying environmentally friendly cleaning agents and then use water at low pressure to wash everything off. Using this method, we clean your gutters thoroughly without harming them.
Because our detergents are environmentally friendly, they are safe for your family, pets, landscaping, and the broader natural world around you.
We give all our technicians a thorough background check and screening before hiring them and send them out in clearly marked Envirowash trucks and uniforms. We train them thoroughly in pressure and soft washing; our company is licensed and insured.
If you’re still unsure, read what our many satisfied customers have to say!
EnviroWash Gutter Cleaning Service
Envirowash is the pressure washing company of choice for Newport News, VA, and the surrounding areas for gutter cleaning needs.
Contact us at (757) 599-3164 or complete our “Request Free Estimate” form today!