The Four Benefits of Having Gutters for the Spring Rainy Season
March 30, 2023
Having and maintaining properly functioning gutters is one of the most effective ways to prevent damage to the foundation as well as other problems during heavy rains. Here is a list of four benefits of having gutters as well as why keeping them well-maintained is key.
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1. Prevent Water From Seeping Through
Water will naturally flow in the easiest path it can find, and it can easily seep into small cracks in a concrete foundation. If the soil under a house sees too much water, it can cause additional pressure on the foundation of the home. Installing gutters can prevent this by directing rainwater away from the house.
2. Protects Your Property from Hydrocompaction
When the soil around a house becomes overly saturated with water, any clay in the ground expands which causes silt to wash away. This leads to hydro-compaction and weakens the soil under the foundation of a home. Installing efficient rain gutters can help prevent this from occurring by directing water away from the house.
3. Prevents Mold Growth
Properly functioning gutters can stop pools of water from forming around a home. Standing water can attract mosquitoes and other pests, as well as mold and fungi. By directing water away from the house, gutters protect the foundation and minimize areas around your home for mold to grow.
4. Keep Your Gutters Cleaned Out for Proper Function
Now that we know gutters are necessary to protect your home’s soil and foundation, next is the importance of keeping those gutters clean and functional. Any gutter system is rendered useless if it is clogged with leaves and debris. It is important that all gutter systems are cleaned out regularly to ensure proper flow and drainage of the water, otherwise, the gutter can become filled with leaves which can lead to water overflowing out of the top of the gutter or causing the water to pool, fill, and hold inside of the gutter. This is an easy fix with regular cleanings or an investment in leaf guards to prevent any debris from entering and clogging the gutter system. Give the professionals at Aqua Werx a call to determine if you could benefit from a cleaning service or leaf guard installation.
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