3 Benefits of Gutter Cleaning for Landscaping Maintenance
Gutter Cleaning for Landscaping Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO
Many homeowners here in Fort Collins have gutters installed on their homes. Gutters protect areas of your home, including the ceiling, doors, walls, and foundation, from water damage. Apart from water damage protection, gutters can also help to minimize soil erosion in the yard, and keeping erosion to a minimum is an essential aspect of landscaping. However, for your gutter system to work effectively, you must clean it regularly.
Here are three primary benefits associated with gutter cleaning:
1. Gets Rid of Pest Nesting Places
Inevitably, over time gutters will start collecting twigs, leaves, shingle bits, and various other debris. Pests such as rats, birds, and assorted types of insects like to breed and nest on the debris in the gutters. Certain pests, including rats and mosquitoes, spread deadly diseases to humans. To add to that, the debris will start rotting and creating organic matter that promotes the growth of fungi and various other plants while increasing the attraction to insect pests. By cleaning your gutters regularly, you will prevent the build-up of nesting places, and you also will eliminate any organic material that promotes unwanted plant growth.
2. Clean Gutters Prevents Water Damage
No one likes water damage since it leads to structural damage. As mentioned earlier, gutters play a very important role in channeling rainwater and melted snow away from your house, including its roof and foundation. But if your gutters are clogged with leaves and other debris, water will not be channeled away properly. Blocked gutters can flood the foundation of a building structure and compromise the integrity of the entire structure. Blockage can also lead to leaking roofs, which can cause damage to the ceiling, floors, and walls, among other areas of the building. One of the best ways to avoid such structural damage is to make it a point to clean your gutters frequently (or hire someone to do it).
3. Protects your Landscaping
Some people are not aware that blocked gutters can damage their beautiful landscape. If you are one of the many people who have invested a lot of time and effort in enhancing the appearance of your home, make sure that you keep your gutters clean. Uncontrolled water from gutters filled with debris can lead to soil erosion, which may adversely affect your flowers and other choice plants. If the gutters are always clean, they will consistently direct rainwater away from the landscape and prevent soil erosion.
Without gutters, your walls, doors, foundation, and ceiling will not be protected from water damage. The gutter system also helps to reduce soil erosion in your yard and prevent the build-up of nesting places. It is therefore important to make sure that your gutters are always clean, though make sure this task is done safely, either by your or whomever you hire.
Backes Landscaping is a full-service landscaper in Fort Collins offering landscape design services. We don’t clean gutters but understand the importance of how they can help to prevent erosion. Please give us a call for your landscaping needs at (970) 222-1730. Our professional landscapers install water features, retaining walls, xeriscaping, hardscaping, firepits, sprinklers, and offer tree service.