Dealing with your gutters is unpleasant, but a necessary chore if you want to avoid much bigger problems. We’re talking about mold on the exterior of your house, and your gutters are the key to prevent this from becoming an issue. Luckily, a T&Z professional handyman can help! We advise once you’ve had your fascia installation completed, you check your gutters once every 6 months to avoid any additional strain on your fascias.
When your gutters are damaged, they allow water to build up around the sides of your home. As we know, water is the number one thing that is necessary to allow mold and mildew to flourish. This excess water is the culprit behind exterior and interior mold and mildew. Excess water is a good indicator that your gutters aren’t functioning the way they should.
To combat the problem, your T&Z professional handyman will most likely use a two-prong approach. The first thing your handyman will do is clean or repair the gutter or gutters that aren’t working properly. Sometimes a simple gutter cleaning is all that is needed to remedy the excess water building up around the house. If this is the case then you might want to look at something like these Mastershield Gutter Guards so you can leave your gutters without maintenance longer than normal, it also makes cleaning your gutters a lot easier!
The second thing your professional handyman will do is spray the areas affected by mold/mildew with a cleaning solution to kill the organisms that are causing it to spread. This solution usually contains bleach. They will also use an abrasive tough-scrubbing wire brush to remove it from your exterior.
While you can request that your handyman simply clean up the mold or mildew, this is not recommended for long-term avoidance. To ensure that exterior mold and mildew stay under control, be sure your professional T&Z handyman gets to the root of the problem: the gutters!
Give us a call, we’ll have you out of the gutter in no time!