CAN CLEANING YOUR EAVESTROUGHS HELP THE ENVIRONMENT?
We tend to think of eavestrough cleaning as necessary for the protection and functionality of a property’s exterior, but what if we told you that it’s also healthy for the environment? How, you may ask? In order to answer, we’ll need to investigate the very nature of eavestrough cleaning, at which point you’ll better understand what kind of impact it has on the environment around you.
Rest assured, after you learn the truth, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for eavestrough cleaning as a whole. Just imagine the benefits of having your entire neighborhood on board as well. Ready to feel inspired over something as mechanical a process as eavestrough cleaning? It’s sure to be a surprise, to read along.
Eavestroughs in a Nutshell
Eavestroughs, or “gutters,” as they’re commonly referred to, are responsible for redirecting water away from your property’s exterior and foundation. However, over time, they inevitably become clogged with debris such as leaves, twigs, dirt and animal materials. When neglected for too long, these obstructions end up impeding the flow of water, leading to overflow and potential damage to the roof, siding and foundation of the property in question.
Therefore, cleaning them out periodically is a no-brainer. Toronto Window Cleaners always recommends doing so at least twice a year, typically in the fall and spring seasons. If it seems like a big job (and it usually is), we’ll gladly take care of it for you, so you can focus on more enjoyable things. Now that we’ve recapped eavestrough cleaning as a process, let’s investigate how it actually helps the environment.
Reduced Water Pollution
One of the biggest environmental benefits of regular eavestrough cleaning is preventing water pollution. But wait, how exactly does pollution even accumulate in the first place? Well, when eavestroughs become clogged, rain water can overflow and carry pollutants like sediment, debris, and harmful chemicals from your roof into nearby water bodies.
This contaminated runoff is rather rough on aquatic ecosystems, and even if you don’t live near a river or lake, it can still seep into the groundwater. Keeping your eavestroughs clean and functional will reduce the likelihood of concentrated water pollution, which means the local flora and fauna will benefit as well.
Soil Erosion Prevention
Clogged eavestroughs that end up overflowing can actually cause an undesirable effect known as soil erosion. Over time, the overflowing runoff can, and probably will degrade the quality of your surrounding landscape, while washing away essential nutrients on a tidal wave of improperly redirected water.
Soil erosion may be hard for the average person to notice, but it can negatively affect plant growth and wildlife habitats, so be aware of this, particularly if you’ve gone a long while since your last cleaning. By keeping your eavestroughs in optimal shape, you can ensure that rain water flows away from your property and surrounding soil without causing any compounded damage, thereby preserving your local ecosystem at the same time.
Better Eavestroughs Equals Less Materials
Here’s an obvious one that is so simple, you may not have thought of it. The simple act of replacing eavestroughs prematurely due to damage means that more materials will need to be harvested and processed in order to make new ones. Why bother, when your eavestroughs will last for years if properly maintained? Whether you perform the task yourself, or hire a team like Toronto Window Cleaners, you’ll help save the environment by wasting less over time.
Sure, it may not seem like much to replace your own eavestroughs, but if everyone is following suit, that’s a whole lot of wasted material that could have been preserved. When in doubt, always follow the “waste not, want not” principle. The more we preserve materials, the less we’ll have to process them, which in most cases has a direct impact on environmental health.
Reduced Energy Consumption
You may think your property is nice and cozy, but if too much water ends up battering the roof, siding or foundation, you could end up with one serious moisture problem on your hands. In order to remedy this, you’ll need to waste energy unnecessarily on remediation efforts in order to get rid of the problem.
The better solution is to clean your eavestroughs regularly so that this issue never pops up in the first place. Plus, it’ll help you save money on your electrical bill, as well as costly repairs that may arise if your home’s exterior is damaged.
Cleaning Eavestrough the Green Way
At Toronto Window Cleaners, we’re big on making as little an impact on the environment as possible, or none at all! That’s why we rely on eco-friendly products and techniques to do our tasks, whether it’s regular window cleaning, or eavestrough cleaning. No matter the scenario, we realize the importance of making sure that the actual cleaning process doesn’t undermine the environmentally responsible nature of the job. Otherwise, nothing is gained.
You can rely on Toronto Window Cleaners to stick to principle when it comes to cleaning eavestroughs the right way. It’s better for you, it’s better for us, and it’s better for the environment as a whole. There are no losers.
Toronto Window Cleaners offers eavestrough cleaning alongside our renowned and amazing window cleaning services, and we’re ready to roll out and inspect your property before giving you a quote you’re sure to love. Not only will we do the job right, and with safety in mind, but we’ll also maintain a set-it-and-forget-it schedule so you can rest easy, knowing your eavestroughs are clean at all times.
Also, don’t forget to bring us out to clean your exterior windows! What better way to turn your neighbors green with envy than to have both windows and eavestroughs spic and span, from top to bottom? Better yet, have them give us a call as well. We’ll tidy up your entire neighborhood!