Now is the time to tackle those home maintenance checklists you have been putting off since the fall. Spring and beautiful warm weather is upon us in Middle Tennessee and if you own a home it is time to consider checking off some much needed home maintenance from your to-do list. It may seem like the list of residential responsibilities never ends, but a little maintenance can go a long way in avoiding costly home repairs.
Pressure washing is one task you can complete yourself that will improve the look of your home as well as prevent mold and mildew from growing around the exterior. A pressure washer uses a high-powered stream of water to clean out gutters and the exterior walls of your home easily. If you do not own one, pressure washers are available to rent at many home improvement stores for the day or the weekend. However, unless you know how to use one properly, you could be spending money on an appliance that won’t get the job done. A pressure washer is a heavy piece of machinery that if not used correctly can be dangerous and inefficient, so be prepared before renting a high-powered pressure washer.
Benefits Of Pressure Washing Your Home Exterior And Gutters
There are a variety of benefits to pressure washing your home. Of course, when the dirt and debris from the long winter months is removed, your home will have an increased curb appeal, which can increase your home’s value. Nothing says spring like a beautiful home that is clean and tidy. Because of the wet winter weather we have endured, mold and mildew may have built up in the cracks of your siding, bricks or wood paneling. An expert pressure washing session can remove that easily and thoroughly to reveal a sparkling clean home exterior.
Pressure washing gutters is also recommended after winter because the process will remove leaves, sticks and other debris to free your gutters of clogs and blockages. Spring can be a rainy season in Tennessee and you want to make sure your gutters are in top shape.
Potential Damage From Clogged Gutters
Broken or sagging gutters
Water damage to the exterior of the home
Water damage to the interior of the home
Water pooling around the home
Damaged concrete driveways
You want your home to look beautiful, and you also want your gutters to do their job. Kill two birds with one stone when you pressure wash your home and gutters to make sure your home looks beautiful and your gutters are free of debris. Spring is all about enjoying time outdoors, so enjoy your home in all its glory by tackling pressure washing off your spring cleaning checklist. Contact the Gutterman of TN to learn more about our gutter protection services so you don’t have to clean out gutters ever again and help you enjoy your home all season long.
If you’re like most homeowners in Tennessee, your spring cleaning list is a mile long this year. It’s that time of year where the warm weather breakes and you spend a little more time in your yard that likely needs mowing for the first time this year. With this extra time outside, you may notice the exterior of your home a bit closer. Months of harsh winter, ice and snow have taken a toll on our homes and now that the weather is getting warmer, it is time to tackle our to-do lists. Before you finish, make sure having you spend a little time inspecting and cleaning your gutters to protect your home this spring from the heavy rains.
Importance Of Gutter Cleaning
To understand why it is so important to clean your gutters, think of gutters as part of your entire roofing system. Your gutters collect rainwater and usher it away from your home, which prevents water from collecting at your foundation and causing damage. Because of their shape, it is easy for your gutters to collect leaves, twigs and other types of debris during times of harsh weather. This is especially true if large trees surround your house. If trees surround your home, plan on having your gutters cleaned twice a year. If trees do not surround your home then once a year should suffice.
Properly Cleaning And Inspecting Your Gutters
When you hire a professional gutter maintenance company, the first thing they will do is climb a ladder and physically clean out your gutters. Many homeowners choose to keep the leaves collected from their gutters to use as mulch around their homes or compost for their gardens. Making sure gutters are free of debris will ensure they are functioning properly. Secondly, your professional gutter technician will check to make sure there are not leaks or holes in the gutters or cracking in the caulking of your gutter seams. When water is leaking through your gutters it can cause damage to the exterior, and in extreme cases, the interior of your home.
Your gutter professional will also make sure all your gutters, including the downspout are secured properly. We have had a lot of wind and ice this winter, and sometimes your gutters and drains can come loose. Having them reinforced will help your gutters work properly. The last thing your gutter maintenance technician will do is pressure wash your gutters to remove the final bits of debris and leave your gutters in top shape.
Water Damage To Your Home
You want to avoid water damage to your home. Look for these signs that your gutters may not be working properly:
Gutters leaking water at the seams
Water pooling around your foundation
Water damage to wall treatments
Water stains on your ceilings or walls
The Gutterman Of TN is your total gutter professional. Add a call to the Gutterman as part of your spring cleaning checklist to make sure your drainage system is working efficiently. The spring season always bring a lot of rain to Middle Tennessee and you want to be absolutely sure your gutters are ready to do their job. A yearly spring cleaning of your gutters will ensure they are draining properly and keeping your foundation and the inside of your home dry. Call The Gutterman Of TN to schedule your spring gutter cleaning today.