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Foundation Damage Caused by Clogged Gutters

Gutter Cleaning Greenville SC and Hendersonville, NCYou may not realize this, but damage to your roof and gutter system can create a serious risk to the rest of your home. Having clogged gutters can cause major foundation damage that can become dangerous and extremely costly. It can cause irreparable damage to your belongings inside your home and run the risk of mold exposure.

Clogged gutters can cause many different costly problems. If you don't have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis quickly cause damage and turn your home into an expensive reconstruction project.

Here are a Few Problems not Having Your Gutters Cleaned can Cause

The purpose of your gutters is to funnel water off the roof and away from your house. When your gutters become clogged because of neglecting to have them cleaned and downspouts flushed out by a professional gutter cleaning service water accumulates around your home. This puts the foundation at risk. This greatly increases the possibility of erosion damage by the mishandle flow of rain water. Erosion will weaken your home by slowly removing parts of your foundation layer by layer until it cracks and begins to leak. When the foundation begins to erode minor damages such as leaks, flooding and mold are very probable. If your foundation continues to erode to a certain point it will crack and can endanger your home with the possibility of caving in.

Mold Infestation
As the foundation leaks and allows water to damage the structural integrity of you home, mold becomes a serious concern. Mold can grow within your walls, carpet, flooring and personal property once water leaks into the house, basement and foundation. When mold begins to grow in your home your family's health is at serious risk. Cleaning and having the mold removed can be very expensive.

Warranty Issues
Damage to your foundation can void your foundation warranty. Most foundation warranties contain language that specifically mentions keeping your gutters clean to properly funnel water away from your home. Your foundation warranty may not cover serious foundation damage or could only be guaranteed to last a specific amount of time before expiring. It becomes important to ensure the overall integrity of the foundation is not put at risk before the warranty expires or could be voided by gutter backup. And if you need the original builder or a claims adjuster to inspect the foundation damage, they will quickly link the major crack to a gutter system failure caused by debris obstruction.

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