ServiceMaster Absolute offers water damage restoration in Chula Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA

The fall season can be a beautiful time! Leaves are changing colors, or trees are blooming one final time before cooler weather hits. But soon, those leaves will begin to fall onto your roof, your lawn, and into your gutters. It’s important to keep gutters clear, or you might find yourself with unfortunate water damage in your home. Don’t worry though! Even if that happens, ServiceMaster Absolute will be right there to offer you water damage restoration in Chula Vista, Carlsbad, and Escondido, CA.

How can roof gutters cause water damage? Aren’t they meant to protect me and my home from Mother Nature’s elements? While this is true, gutters require maintenance and proper installation to keep your home dry and safe.

For example, the spout leading from the roof to the ground must be pointing away from the home. Not only that, you have to ensure that it is not emptying into a low lying area, where excess water can seep into the ground and, potentially, your basement. Flooded basements can be a nightmare to deal with, but you need only call ServiceMaster Absolute for water removal services.

On the other end of the spectrum, clogged gutters can cause a backup of water, creating a leaky roof and water damage in your home, whether it’s in the ceiling or along walls. It’s important to detect hidden water in your home to prevent mold growth. Found in dark, moist places, mold loves when water unknowingly seeps into your home.

Cleaning your gutters isn’t necessarily a difficult task, but you should take precautions. Always have a spotter, and place your ladder on a steady, firm surface. Wear thicker gloves to prevent scratches or cuts, and clean the leaves and other debris from the gutters. Place the debris in bags that you can drop to the ground (instead of a bucket) when they are full or too heavy. Of course, you always have the option to call a professional to clean your gutters for you.

Even the best laid plans can wash away. Water damage can be caused by clogged gutters, or a variety of other instances. When that happens, just call ServiceMaster Absolute for water damage restoration in Chula Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad, CA. We offer a 24/7/365 emergency hotline to help you restore your home, and your peace of mind. Call us today.