How Clean Gutters Help You Stay Healthy

Oct 18, 2021
How Clean Gutters Help You Stay Healthy

Mold and mildew infestations can have a serious effect on your health. Do you or a member of your household often feel unwell? Perhaps you have allergies that never seem to go away, no matter what you do? Well, environmental factors such as mold and mildew infestations are among the leading causes of chronic illnesses and often are the source of such related health issues. Now, how do your gutters factor into this equation?

The basic principle behind gutters is to channel water away from your home. A clogged gutter system will restrict water flow and create opportunities for contamination and extensive structural damage to your roofing system and home. Should your gutters’ ability to drain water away from your home become compromised due to clogging or other damages, the home becomes at risk for leaks. Moisture build-up in the interior of the home will inevitably lead to mold and mildew growth, among other health hazards.

D’Angelo & Sons Roofing & Exteriors is a leading provider of gutter guards as well as gutter and eavestrough repair and replacement. Let’s take a look at how investing in your home’s eavestrough system can protect the health of both your home, and you and your family.

How to Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth

When your eavestrough system becomes clogged, precipitation starts to seep into your siding and collects inside the interior of your home. This can cause a myriad of issues such as damaging the foundation of your home, creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Once mold and mildew start to grow in your home, health risks come into play which can potentially be harmful to you and your family. Mold growth is a serious problem that requires special attention from a professional mold and mildew removal and remediation specialist.

Exposure to mold can cause skin irritation, wheezing and breathing issues. Those who may suffer from mold allergies are even more susceptible to such symptoms and in most cases, the symptoms are much more severe. Your home should be a healthy and safe environment, which is why it is important to take care of any mold or mildew issues.

D’Angelo & Sons Roofing & Exteriors will help keep your home protected by making sure your eavestrough system is flowing properly and downspout rainwater runoff systems are working correctly. To prevent your eavestrough from clogging, we offer eavestrough replacements, repairs and maintenance, leaf guard installation, and cleaning services. Investing in your eavestrough system will ensure that your gutters are doing what they’re designed to do: drain water away from your home, preventing your property from water damage and mold and mildew growth.

How to Limit Mosquito Population in Your Gutters

Clogged gutters don’t only pose the risk of water damage. When water becomes trapped in your eavestroughs, the standing water makes for an ideal breeding ground for insects, especially mosquitos. At the same time, improperly draining eavestroughs can also become a nesting space for squirrels and rodents. These pests have one trait in common – they all rely on moisture for survival. Mosquitoes and rodents are not only irritating pests – but they can also carry diseases. By taking the necessary measures to keep your eavestroughs in good working order, you are also keeping yourself and your family safe and healthy.

Watch Out for Nesting Sites

By regularly cleaning your gutters, you will also significantly reduce the ability for mice, birds, and other animals to create nesting sites in your eavestrough system. These animals like to nest in the dry leaves that clog your gutter. Cleaning your gutters will also reduce the chance that mice will move into your home through holes in rotted siding.

How to Keep Your Gutters Clean and Yourself Safe

Without an eavestrough protection system, it is up to you to clean your gutters on your own. Outdoor hazards and injuries are much more prevalent among the average homeowner who has not been trained in eavestrough maintenance. As the weather becomes cool, wet, and snowy, gutters can then overflow resulting in slippery porches, steps, decks, and walkways. Stop potential slips and falls from happening: make sure your gutters are clean.

Instead of putting yourself at risk, consider investing in a gutter guard system. This system will reduce gutter clogging so that you never need to clean your gutters again. Before installing a gutter guard system, our eavestrough experts will clean the inside of your gutters so that they are clear of debris and free of any clogs. This way, you can ensure that your gutters are looking and working their best for years to come. Contact D’Angelo & Sons Roofing & Exteriors today at (905)-387-3000 to learn more about gutter protection products and how they can benefit you and your home.

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