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Water Damage Could be Secretly Destroying Your Home

October 1, 2010

Weather Alert

Water Damage Could be Secretly Destroying Your Home.

Clogged gutters or no gutters can cause big problems. Wood rot, mold, insect infestation, and foundation damage are all caused by water seeping into places it shouldn’t. Fascia boards, siding, and even rafters can rot from the continual overflow of clogged gutters. Clogged gutters can cause water to seep into the walls and cause mold on the wood and drywall inside your home. When there are no gutters, any of several things can happen:

1. The water that pools causes increased pressure on foundations causing cracks and damage.

2. The water splashing down around the foundation can splash onto the sill plate and promote termite infestation.

3. Landscaping can be destroyed and patios and walkways can buckle and crack from the water causing the ground to swell and settle.

Fortunately there are solutions available to prevent water damage to your home!

1. If you already have gutters, that’s a great start! You can routinely clean them to keep the water flowing freely through your gutters and away from your home. If you choose to do the cleaning yourself, be very careful because falls from ladders are one of the leading causes of injury around the home. A professional gutter company (make sure they are insured) can do this for you if you want to eliminate this risk. Another option is to have the gutters covered with Gutter Helmet, the original gutter protection system, so you Never Have to Clean Your Gutters Again.

2. No gutters? Call or Contact ABC Seamless today for a free estimate for seamless gutters for your home. They make your home look better, keep water from dripping on you when you go in & out of your home, and most important they protect your home from damage!

Home with & without gutters inllustration

Home with & without gutters inllustration

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