Things You Might Find Lurking In Your Gutters

Here at Northbay Roofing & Gutters, in addition to providing our customers with the highest quality craftsmanship in the Bay Area, we also strive to provide you with knowledge and value. We know that many home and business owners are looking to save some money these days with DIY projects. If you never clean out your gutters, you should be concerned about what might be in there. Petaluma gutter repair experts recommend always keeping your gutters clean and well maintained.

Here are some tips to get you motivated:

  • The first thing that might be in there is those creepy crawlers better known as insects. If you are were a bug, you would love the dark, gook, grime, dead leaves, flies, and mosquitoes that your uncleaned gutter can provide.
  • Next, we have birds. Birds just love flying around and doing their business on your lawn and on your car, but they will also nest in the gutters. A damp, debris-filled gutter makes a more attractive nesting place for them. Sadly, some birds will die in there too which is no fun to clean.
  • Living in a warm climate as we do you may or may not know this, but snakes can also be found in your gutters. You may also find salamanders or lizards in there too. For some people, this is enough on its own to call a Petaluma roof repair service for cleaning.
  • Next up, is rodents. Squirrels and chipmunks sure are cute when they are hopping around and gathering nuts in the yard, but did you know that they often carry disease? Making their waste droppings a health risk and even worse when they are decomposing in your gutters.
  • Finally, there are toys. You know, those home run baseballs or foam darts that never made it back down on the ground? Sure, these do not pose an enormous health hazard or something to fear, However, when they are not withdrawn from the gutter, they can quickly block the water drainage which could cause major flooding inside of your home.

If these things are enough to scare you away from cleaning your gutters on your own, just contact us and we will take care of all of your gutter needs for you. From installation, repair, cleaning, and maintenance, Northbay Roofing & Gutter Co. does it all. You can count on us, just take a look at our customer reviews for more proof that we are the right Petaluma gutter repair pro for the job!