Regular gutter cleaning keeps your home’s gutters free of debris—but did you know that it can also keep your family healthier? When leaves, twigs, pine cones, and other debris build up in your gutter system, they can cause health issues for the people living in your home. By cleaning your gutters regularly (i.e. once or twice per year, depending on your home’s needs) you can significantly minimize the damage that the gutter system can do to your family’s health.

Of course, the extent to which the debris will affect your family varies, depending upon sensitivity; however, gutter cleaning can create an overall healthier living space. Here are three of the top health benefits that regular gutter cleaning can provide:

  1. Prevention of mold and mildew: Mold and mildew can affect people in a variety of ways, ranging from mild to severe reactions. When water flows over the sides of your gutters, due to a clog in the gutter system, it creates a wonderful atmosphere for the growth of mold and mildew. They can grow both outside and inside of your home.
  2. Alleviation of allergies: Your gutters are virtual catch-alls for the debris that falls from the sky, such as leaves, twigs, pine cones, and more. This includes pollen and other debris to which you and your family may be allergic. During the spring months, especially, this pollen can amplify the allergic symptoms that you and your family experience.
  3. Avoidance of insect bites and stings: When gutters clog with debris, insects often settle in that debris. If anyone in your family is allergic to these insects they may be in harm’s way, depending upon the location of the nest. Keeping gutters clean will keep these insects from nesting in your home.

Cleaning your gutters is a wonderful way to help your family stay healthy. Instead of going through the hassle of bi-annual gutter cleanings, consider investing in the Leaf Slugger gutter cleaning prevention system.