Throughout the year, or over the years if it’s been a while, leaves can clog your gutter. If you don’t clean them out before wintertime, trapped water and leaves can freeze, forming an ice dam. That could lead to dangerous scenarios for pets and people or damage your flower beds and the exterior of your home.
An ice dam forms and prevents melting snow from properly draining via the gutters. This can cause the water to back up on the roof, creating extra weight that can lead to structural damage and promote the growth of mold. So, what can you do to prevent this?
You’ll need the right tools to properly clean your gutters. A gutter scoop allows you to access the leaves and scoop them out safely. You’ll also need a garden hose with a spray nozzle to clear out small debris that sticks to the bottom of the gutters. It’s equally important to clear out the downspouts or leader pipes. No matter how much you clean out the gutter, if there’s debris in your downspout, the water will continue to back up and create an issue.
To avoid injury and damage to your gutters, you may want to call a professional gutter cleaning company. So, leave the ladder in the garage and call CM Roofing Pros. We offer gutter cleaning services for homeowners in the Houston area.