Whether it’s for your residential or commercial roofing system, keeping your gutters as clean as possible is a vital part of being a property owner. Otherwise, any debris that accumulates within them can cause clogs, resulting in rainwater getting stuck in your gutters. And according to experts, when it comes to maintaining your property’s gutters, standing water is one of the things that you need to look out for due to the numerous hazards that they can bring.
These hazards include:
Pests tend to make their home in places where moisture is present and as such, your gutters are a prime nesting candidate for pests like mosquitoes and ants. Unfortunately, mosquitoes tend to bring a whole host of diseases with them and as such, if you want to prevent yourself and your family from catching any illnesses, it’s best that you remove standing water from your gutters and prevent it from occurring again in the future.
If your gutters are clogged and it rains in your area, they may overflow and fall to the ground below. The water that falls to the ground can then seep below the ground and into your basement. If left unattended, not only can the water flood the room but it can also encourage mold growth that can spread around your home, which in turn can cause respiratory problems for you and your family. With that in mind, it’s best that you enlist the assistance of roofing contractors to help you clean your gutters every now and then.
Finally, the water that seeps into your basement can also damage your foundation. This is because if the water that floods your basement finally drains away, the foundation can shift, leading to uneven floors and foundation cracks.
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