Your Florida Business: The 6 Benefits of Getting Your Gutters Cleaned Commercially
by Daniel Simmons on 12/26/14
In Florida, there are many environmental reasons to have gutters on your business – and many more reasons why it is the right decision to have them cleaned by professionals. In an area that is subjected to high winds that carry not only water but sand, leaves, branches and debris onto our homes and businesses, it is no mystery as to why it is so important to have clean, unclogged gutters. Below are 6 benefits to having the gutters on your business cleaned by the experts.
1. Gutters Serve a Purpose and Professionals Can Preserve It
Your gutters are what keep damaging water away from your business. During a storm, your gutters gather water off of your roof and push it away from your building. If your gutters get clogged, your business may sink – literally! If this were to happen, it would take a lot of time and a lot of rain.
However, it does not take much for water to begin rotting the walls of your business or even creep its way down your building and into the ground directly underneath it, cracking your foundation. Water may give you life but it can certainly shorten the life of your roof and walls if your gutters are not taken care of properly. Professionals have the tools and know-how to clean your gutters well and help you avoid damages. This leads to the next point.
2. Professionals Know What to Look For
Your gutters may be clogged, but they may be clogged for reasons beyond leaves and debris. Professionals will be able to inspect your gutters and tell you the exact condition they are in. If there are any cracks, leaks or your gutters are not properly secured to your business any longer – professionals can and should make you aware.
Depending on the material that your gutters are made out of, they may require special maintenance that you may or may not be aware of. Waiting too long to get your gutters cleaned may, in fact, cause damages to the material that cannot be repaired.
The gutters on your business may be higher than you should be climbing or the task may be a more strenuous one than you should be taking on. Professionals have the equipment to clean your gutters and clean them safely. The last thing you need for your growing business is for plans to be postponed because of an accident.
The smart thing to do is to be safe and call in experts. This way you will be aware of any costly damages and remain safe – on the ground.
4. You Can Damage Your Gutters, Professionals Won’t
Ordinarily, if you are cleaning your gutters, you have propped a ladder up against them and are hanging onto them for some sort of leverage as you grab handfuls of leaves and debris and eliminate them from the gutter. If you lean on the gutter a certain way or pull on it too much, you can compromise the gutter’s connection to the building.
By calling in professionals, you can rest assured that the gutters will be cleaned in a manner that is not damaging to them. The experts have equipment that allow them to avoid the unnecessary pushing and pulling that happens when you clean them yourself.
5. Standing Water is a Hazard to Your Health
Standing water is something that you do not want in your gutters. First and foremost, as aforementioned, water is damaging. Standing water can seep into your home and cause rotting to occur. Secondly, standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria and insects. Though a little clog may not seem like something to be worried about, having your gutters filled with standing water creates the perfect climate for mosquitoes to reproduce and bacteria to multiply. This bacteria can cause a terrible stench and breathing it in is not good for your health.
In addition to this, once the bacteria-filled water reaches the ground (after you have removed a clog), it may damage the foliage that resides in the vicinity. If your gutters are cleaned by professionals, you will not have to be subjected to breathing in this bacteria. Also, the experts tend to dilute this stagnant water and prevent it from damaging the environment around your business
6. Professionals Can Clean Them Better!
Calling in professionals is the best way to ensure that your business’s gutters are cleaned thoroughly and are ready for the weather that this beautiful coast may throw at us. It is never too late to prepare for the future. However, it can be too late to prevent damage. Cleaning your gutters yourself may sound like a simple solution to a simple problem. However, gutters are extremely crucial to the preservation of your building. Many experts use no-pressure or low-pressure washers to clean roofs and gutters. This system is one that is so thorough that you cannot even compare it to cleaning your gutters by hand.
Next time there is a rain storm, take a look at your gutters. Do they seem to be removing water from your business’s roof properly? Is the water flow consistent? Does there seem to be any leaks? Are your gutters falling away from your roof? If you have any doubt in your mind that there is a problem with your business’s gutters or they are in need of cleaning, it is best to call a professional.
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