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Gutter Clogs Can Cause Catastrophic Damage to Homes

Date: October 21, 2016 Author: Sadie Category: 24 hour emergency 24/7 24/7 Emergency Services beverly hills Blog calabasas carson castaic chatsworth clogged gutters flood granada hills hollywood Licensed los angeles los angeles county mailbu mold Mold cleanup Mold Prevention mold remediation Mold Removal Mold Restoration porter ranch remediation restoration Restoration Services roof repair roofing santa clarita santa monica sherman oaks so cal valencia van nuys ventura county water backup Water Clean Up Water Cleanup Water Damage water damage calabasas Water Damage Removal water damage venice beach Water Removal Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0

 

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Cleaning out your gutters is something that you may take for granted and hopefully you do it at least once a year. Many homeowners fail to realize that a clog in a gutter can cause a lot more damage than just that to your home. It is important to note when one of your drains seems to be emptying improperly and take steps to repair it before the damage becomes greater.

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Foundational Damage

Clogged gutters can cause the water to pour right over the sides of the gutters and to collect around the foundation of your home. This will inevitably lead to cracks in the foundation as well as its general deterioration. Even without direct damage to the foundation, this water can cause mold to grow which will cause more damage to the home over time.

Damage to Landscaping

The landscaping of your home may look nice but it should also serve to functionally route water away from your home and towards shrubbery and trees. These features can become damaged over time from improperly draining gutters. Water can create new pathways in landscaping, directing itself towards structures that will become water damaged over time.

Wood Rot

The boards that often hold gutters in place are themselves made of wood. When they clog up and fill with water, they overflow and begin to rot. These gutters will cause water to flow out of the sides and down the side of the home. If the home has any wood on it at all, this will begin to rot as well. That is why it is extremely important to ensure that all of your gutters are functioning properly 100% of the time.

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

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