Prevent Water Damage with Gutter Cleaning | DeKalb, IL

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Avoid Water Damage in DeKalb, IL with Proper Gutter Cleaning

ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning by Skip provides water damage repair services in DeKalb, IL.

Climbing on rooftops is not something that comes naturally to most people, unless you’re a professional roof installer or Santa Claus. Propping a ladder against the house and then climbing onto a pitched roof of varying angles is one of those activities associated with emergency room visits and countless YouTube videos that have “LOL!” repeated endlessly in the comment section.

Alas, climbing on rooftops is an activity that must be undertaken about twice a year, during early spring and mid to late fall. The reason: to clean out your gutters. Cleaning out your gutters will prevent water from creeping into your home. If you don’t complete this seasonal task, you may find yourself scrambling for the phone number for ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip, provider of water damage restoration in DeKalb, Sandwich, and Cortland, IL and the surrounding areas.

Cleaning out gutters in the spring is an easy enough task, because you’re mostly clearing out shingle residue, pine needles and other relatively minor detritus. Fall gutter cleaning, however, can be a truly disgusting undertaking, because your gutters get filled with leaves, which get rained on and turn into a slimy glop with insects and other gross things living within each handful of wretched grossness.

So, why do we do it? There are several reasons, but the main one is to prevent water damage. As leaves and other junk clog up a home’s gutter system, rainwater gets trapped in the gutter, and that trapped water can become an absolute nightmare when temperatures drop below zero for the duration of winter. Once those gutters freeze up, it’s that much easier for damaging ice dams to form as winter progresses. Ice dams can mean extensive water damage as that ice pushes up under the shingles and begins to melt as it hits the warmer temperatures emanating from your attic or crawlspace. Once that melt water finds a path into your home, water damage is sure to follow.

Of course, if you live in the Sandwich, Somonauk, Genoa, Cortland and DeKalb, Illinois, you can hire people to come in and empty your gutters for you, thereby saving yourself from a potentially broken neck.

If you can’t get to your gutters this fall, and your home experiences water damage from ice dams, or for any other reason, you can call in the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip.

Our professional water damage restoration teams utilize proven techniques to dry surfaces, including sheetrock, to mitigate further water damage and prevent the possibility of black mold growth. ServiceMaster Restoration & Cleaning Services by Skip possess the necessary materials and equipment to quickly and efficiently deal with water damage events both large and small.