With all the recent rain in Georgia, you may have noticed that the remaining leaves on the trees have found their way into your yard, driveway, or worse – inside your gutters! While we are having a sunny reprieve, now is the time to invest in Gutter Care, a gutter protection system that eliminates the need for gutter cleaning or a gutter cleaning service.
Here’s Why You Need a Gutter Cleaning System:
- Clogged gutters can lead to a buildup of mold and spores, causing a health hazard for you and your family. Gutter Care helps to prevent clogged gutters, greatly decreasing the potential health risk.
- With all the recent rain, any clogs in your gutters could cause rain water to overflow. This not only damages the gutters themselves, but can also damage your walls, roof, and foundation. Preventing clogged gutters will help to reduce further damage to your home, saving you in damage repair costs.
- Gutter Care is a deterrent for pests that may be searching for food or looking to make your gutters their new home. In addition to pest control, installing Gutter Care provides mosquito control by reducing standing water and breeding sites for mosquitoes come spring.
Still on the fence about installing a gutter cleaning system? Northwest can help! Give us a call, and we’ll schedule your free inspection for Gutter Care!
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As fall approaches, you might notice the leaves changing colors and eventually falling to the ground. While most of us enjoy this time of year with cooler weather, football games, and the holidays around the corner, one thing we don’t look forward to is that miserable chore of cleaning all those leaves out of our gutters. One way to avoid this tedious task is installing gutter guards. But do they live up to the hype? Are they worth the extra expense? Here are 5 reasons to install gutter guards on your home:
Let’s face it – cleaning gutters is a dangerous job. There’s the risk of falling off a ladder, electric shock from exposed wires, and even the potential to damage not only the gutters themselves but also your walls, fascia, or even your roof. Gutter guards virtually eliminate the need to clean your gutters every year making it much safer for both you and your home.
The debris that clogs your gutters can harbor mold and spores. This can cause damage to your home and can also be hazardous to the health of you and your family. Gutter guards prevent clogs in your gutters eliminating this risk to you and your family.
Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow which can be detrimental to your home. Overflows can damage the gutters themselves, your foundation, the walls and roof when water penetrates the eaves, and it can even erode your property and landscaping. By eliminating the clogs that cause this excess water, gutter guards help prevent damage to your home and, in fact, can even help strengthen your gutters against future damage.
Gutter guards are not only affordable but they also save you time and money on cleaning your gutters. You get a return on your investment by cutting the costs of cleaning, as well as by preventing the significant and costly damage to your home that clogged gutters can lead to.
Clogged gutters provide the ideal location for animals to nest and also provides them with a ready-made food source. Gutters also allow an entry point for pests into your home. Birds, possum, rats, mice, and even snakes will make themselves at home in your gutters if they are clogged. Blocked gutters also lead to standing water which is the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Still on the fence about installing gutter guards? Northwest can help. Give us a call or fill out the form below for a free Leafproof XP gutter guard estimate!
With the weather thankfully getting more spring-like, it’s time for a good deep-clean of your home. While a good spring clean is great for your spirit, it will also aid in keeping pests out of the house, along with your quarterly pest service. That way, you get to enjoy a pest-free spring!
Ants, pantry pests, and other common spring pests will seek to invade your kitchen where they will find food and water with ease. A deep clean of your pantry and counters can greatly reduce the occurrence of pests. If it is feasible, clean out from behind your appliances; food will have fallen that pests will find. Also, place your trash can away from doors that lead in from outside and away from windows.
Roaches and silverfish tend to be attracted to bathrooms due to the excess moisture. Reducing sources of water is the best solution to ward off an infestation. Check around tubs, sinks, and toilets for any leaks, and wipe off standing water on any surfaces.
The perfect hiding place for pests is often your basement. Mice, spiders, and many others like the dark corners to hide from the outside. Instead of using cardboard boxes for storage, go for plastic tubs with secure lids. Also, make sure to seal any found cracks; mice only need ¼” opening to enter your home!
A spring clean of the exterior of your home is crucial. Start with moving any plants and vegetation away from your home to make it harder for pests to come in. Be sure to clean out clogged gutters to eliminate another pest hiding place. You may want to consider installing gutter guards to avoid the possibility of clogged gutters. Other tips to remember: dispose of leaf piles properly and keep grass cut low.
If you suspect a pest problem in your home, contact a pest control company. They will be able to evaluate your home, identify what kind of pest you are having issues with, and set you up with a comprehensive treatment plan.
Cleaning your gutters can be exhausting, time consuming, and dangerous. Save time and energy with Leafproof!
Leafproof® is a solid aluminum gutter cover that installs over existing gutters without penetrating your roof while preventing animals, birds, and leaves from clogging your gutters.
Why Should You Consider LeafProof®?
- Prevents animals and birds from nesting
- Keeps leaves and debris out of your gutters
- Fits your existing gutters
- Low profile – installs under 1st row of shingles WITHOUT penetrating the roof
- Blends with your gutters and roofline
- Eliminates the hazardous chore of climbing a ladder
- Prevents ice dams that form in the gutter
- Comes with a Lifetime Warranty
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