5 WATER DAMAGES CAUSED BY CLOGGED GUTTERS
The SERVPRO team has mitigated the most extensive damages caused by clogged gutters. Water damages come in all shapes and sizes; we are ready 24/7 for water restoration services.
As we transition into the fall months, it is important to add gutter cleaning to your outdoor to-do list. Gutters collect leaves, sticks, and other debris throughout the year. Gutter cleaning in both the spring and fall months is a great way to stay on top of potential water damages that occur when gutters are clogged. Gutters can cause expensive damages to your home when not properly maintained.
Water Damages Caused By Clogged Gutters
Five significant restoration damages clogged gutters include:
- Damage to siding
- Gutter damage
- Roof leaks
- Foundation damage
- Landscape Damage
Damage To Siding
Clogged gutters will cause water to spill over the gutters and down into the siding and window frames of your home. Excess moisture can cause any saturated wood to rot and weaken over time. It is best to have the rotting wood replaced once noticed to avoid any further damages. In worst-case scenarios, we have seen mold damages occur to a homes' wood framing once it got inside the walls. Mold damage to your home is the last thing any homeowner wants. The more severe the damage, the more materials will have to be removed.
Clogged gutters will begin to gather more and more debris as time passes. The debris collected in the gutters will place excess weight on the gutters. Eventually, the gutters will detach from the side of your home, creating gaps in the system. A detached gutter system will not serve its purpose and may cause more damage. You must stay clear from a loose gutter system; it can cause serious injuries if it falls on someone.
A gutter system is attached to the edge of the roof surface. It is common to see damaged wood sheeting beneath the roofing due to clogged gutters. A leak or stain on the ceiling of your home is often the first sign of a roof leak. The best way to mitigate the damage leaking roof is by hiring a roofing professional to replace the damaged shingles. If the damage has caused severe rotting, it may be necessary to replace the whole roof. Remember that mold can begin to develop within 24-48 hours after water damage occurs. SERVPRO can help with water restoration and insurance repairs.
The SERVPRO professionals have seen pools of water form at the edge of your home due to clogged gutters. Excess water can deteriorate your home's foundation by creating cracks in the concrete; the more significant the gap to your foundation, the more severe water damage.
It is essential to get foundation cracks fixed ASAP. A prolonged repair can cause extensive structural damage.
Many of the homeowners in Sandy Springs have invested in the landscaping of their homes. Clogged gutters will cause excess water to fall on plants and flowers. A plant that gets too much water will end up drowning and die.
SERVPRO of North Fulton understands that getting on a roof may be difficult. While gutter cleaning may be challenging, it is much better than the alternative, water damage. We stand by our promise to send out an IICRC water damage professional within eight hours after you call us to restore your home from water damages due to clogged gutters.
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