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The Importance of Testing Gutters for Leaks

June 23, 2016

Property ownership comes with many benefits and responsibilities, most are well-known; however, there are parts of buildings that go unnoticed, as the subtle nature of building designs make it almost unnoticeable, such as the gutters and downspouts. Next to fire, water damage can cost a tremendous amount of money, especially if it gets between the walls or under the roof.

Water damage is serious because if unchecked or unnoticed, mold and mildew set in. When this happens, it can quickly become a serious health hazard to everyone in the building, especially if there is black mold. Unfortunately, it is gutter leaks that pose the biggest danger, as gutters are designed to guide the water off the roof and away from a building's foundation.

If water leaks outside of a building's gutter system, rain water will most likely run down the walls allowing water to enter the building through cracks and openings. Or, worse, water could penetrate into the roof, not only seeping between the walls, penetrating the foundation, but also into the ceiling and entering other areas of a building. And, when this happens, paint, wallpaper, walls, rugs and flooring become ruined.

No to mention the dangers from unseen stagnant water that goes unnoticed under flooring for long periods of time. Stagnant water becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew, and when that happens, it’s time to get out the check book and call an expert mold removal and water damage repair service.

Thankfully, there is a preventive way to assure that your building's gutter system is leak free, by calling Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning

Protect Your Property from Gutter Leaks

Testing your gutter system for leaks and any damage is a smart move, especially if you do not know the current health of your gutter, downspouts and drains. Any of one these can be a potential water hazard about to happen, as these often get clogged by debris such as twigs, leaves, paper, plastic, dust, dirt, and even small dead animals can cause water to overflow from the gutter and into a building.

Testing for gutter leaks is best to make sure that no debris will block rain water, and also to determine the health of your gutters by filling the system with water and thoroughly testing for any leaks or damage. Don't just hope your gutters, downspouts and drains are in good health, make sure. All that you need to do is simply call Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning to schedule an appointment, today.

Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning
Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089

Alasdair Collis
Ph: 0410 614 924
Fax: 03 9438 2743

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