Regularly maintaining gutters is important throughout the year, even in winter. While we may receive less that the US average of 39 inches of rain each year, we do get a lot of snow in Sandy, UT. In fact, we average 89 inches of snow each year! Melting snow on the roof needs a place to go. Are your gutters in shape to handle it? At Smart Way Insurance Agency, we recommend that gutters are on your list of regularly scheduled home maintenance tasks.
Keep Unwanted Visitors Away with Clean Gutters
If your gutters are filled with debris, this can attract unwanted animals who find these things attractive. In the winter, not only will they scour your gutters for materials they can use, they will search for entry points into your home where it is warmer. In the summer, debris creates stagnant water in the gutters, which is the perfect place for mosquitos to lay their eggs. Clean gutters allow water to flow and keep your home from being a breeding ground for mosquitos. Clean gutters can help keep your home free of mosquitos and rodents.
Protect Your Home from Water Damage
Clogged or damaged gutters can also create water damage. If they are working properly, they move water from rain, ice, or melting snow away from your roof and home. However, if they are clogged, water can pool in the gutters and eventually seep into your home causing mold and mildew. This can weaken your home’s foundation and walls. Sandy, UT is a wonderful place to live. But as with any home, regular maintenance is key. If you do have an issue with your home, give one of the friendly agents at Smart Way Insurance Agency a call. We are here to help.