Owning or managing an apartment complex or condominium entails a lot of responsibilities. Likewise, if you’re on an HOA board for a housing development, you also need to stay on top of a number of maintenance tasks and requirements. One such maintenance task that should be performed at least once a year, if not twice, is gutter cleaning.
This is especially important if the buildings are located in an area where a significant amount of debris falls from the trees, or cold winters and snowy weather result in ice dams that can clog and damage the building’s gutters.
The Importance of Regular Multi-Unit Residential Gutter Cleaning
It is recommended that the building’s gutters be cleaned in the spring and in the fall, and more often if the weather and locality result in more debris and ice throughout the different seasons. Doing so ensures that the gutters are able to do their job properly—to funnel water from rainfall and melting snow and ice off the roof in a smooth and functional manner so as to keep the roof and the surrounding property well maintained.
A gutter that is clogged or blocked by ice can ultimately result in a great deal of damage to the building, especially on multi-unit buildings where the gutter system is more extensive. If the rainwater is not funneled properly, it can also damage the earth and landscaping alongside the buildings, and possibly even damage the foundation of the building as well.
Gutters that are clogged by debris also attract insects and wildlife who seek to build a nest, and overflowing gutters can cause water to seep into the buildings. Water that builds up and freezes can also cause ice dams, and in addition to blocking the flow of water, can also cause extensive damage to the gutters that may not be able to support the weight of the ice.
Utilizing Professional Multi-Unit Residential Gutter Cleaning Services
While you may have a crew of maintenance workers that can tackle your gutter cleaning, it is recommended that you hire a professional gutter cleaning company. Regular maintenance workers will not have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to expertly and properly navigate the roofs of the buildings and sufficiently clean and maintain the gutters.
The technicians employed at a gutter cleaning services company are much more experienced at working on rooftops than ordinary maintenance workers, who run the risk of suffering accidents, injuring themselves, or further damaging gutters and the building structure.
Additionally, gutter cleaning service technicians have the right equipment for the job, performing first a full clean of the entire gutter system, followed by a full rinse with a hot water cleaning system.