The # 1 cause of damage to your home is caused by water…whether it be flooding or heavy downpours water is destructive.
Gutters are basically long channels that sit along the lower edge of your roof. They’re designed to capture all the water that hits your roof when it rains or melts after a snow, ensuring that it travels safely to the ground.
These channels are angled slightly to direct water to the downspouts, which allow the water to fall to the ground in a controlled manner. The end of the downspout is curved to ensure the water is deposited away from the home’s foundation. Without the gutter, or with a defective or clogged gutter, the water would simply fall right next to the house and form a pool near the foundation.
Once water pools near the foundation, pooling water means the soil underneath the water is completely saturated, and putting an enormous amount of pressure on the side of your home. Over time, this pressure can cause the basement and lower walls to push inward or crack. When the water finally drains off, it may erode away the soil, causing the foundation to settle. This can eventually result in uneven floors or cracks in walls and chimneys. Once cracks appear in the foundation, even if a collapse is not about to happen, water will then enter the home through those cracks where it can cause mold growth.
NJ has not had any major rain for almost two months but…autumn is here and the rainy season will be upon us. Keltom Gutter Service is servicing their trucks, stocking supplies, and scheduling appointments in preparation for the fall cleaning system.
Visit our website: www.keltomgutters.com or give us a call at 877-535-8660 for information and to schedule your fall gutter cleaning service.