Gutter Cleaning Basics

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Do you remember to clean your gutters periodically? If not, you need to start cleaning them to increase their lifespan, increase the aesthetics of your home, extend your house’s lifespan, prevent basement flooding, and protect your landscaping project from water damage. Other benefits of gutter cleaning include the fact that it enhances the value of your home and helps the house to attract buyers and fetch a reasonable price. You may choose to clean the gutters yourself or hire a gutter cleaning professional to help you.  If you would like to schedule a cleaning call Jennifer at 864/940-7969.  She will take care of you.

  1. Gutter Cleaning Prevents Water Damage from occurring To Your Home

One of the top reasons to clean your gutters is to prevent water damage, a leading cause of structural damage. Gutters are intended to channel water off the roof and away from your home and its foundation.

  1. Gutter Cleaning Eliminates The Nesting Place Of Pests That Can Damage Your Building

The second reason why you should consider cleaning your gutters is to eliminate the leaves, twigs, and any other debris that serves as nesting and breeding places for pests like rats, mice, insects, birds, and mosquitoes that may carry the deadly West Nile Virus.

Furthermore, tree seedlings can damage your roof while giving your home an unsightly appearance. Regular gutter cleaning eliminates pest’s nesting areas, and it gets rid of the organic matter where plants thrive on.

  1. It Prevents Destruction of Landscaping

Did you know that a clogged gutter can damage your landscaping? Unmanaged water from clogged gutters can cause soil erosion, sweep away your cherished flowers, or even destroy the plants that you chose for your landscaping.

  1. Gutter Cleaning Shields Your Home against Basement Flooding

Basement flooding is one of the problems caused by blocked gutters. This is because clogged gutters overflow and spill rainwater around your basement. In turn, the spilled water may easily find its way into your basement where it causes flooding.

Basement flooding is a serious problem for homeowners as it fuels the growth of mold and mildew. Mold spores may trigger allergic reactions and other respiratory disorders. Furthermore, basement flooding damages your basement’s interior décor, and spoils furniture, electronics, and other valuables housed in your basement.

Gutter cleaning minimizes basement flooding by funneling rainwater from your roof to the drainage where it is funneled away from the house.

  1. Gutter Cleaning Extends Your Roof’s Lifespan

Another reason why gutter cleaning is an important service is because it extends the lifespan of your roof. During winter, clogged gutters trap ice, thereby adding unnecessary weight and stress on your roof. This additional weight may cause your roofing materials to collapse unexpectedly.

6. Gutter Cleaning Shields Your Home Against Roof Leakage

The principal purpose of gutters is to facilitate water flow from the roof to a managed drain. However, clogged gutters will not drain all water from your roof. As a result, the excess water can find a way into your home through the roof.

7. Gutter Cleaning Enhances the Beauty and Value of Your Home

Gutters are among the parts that improve the aesthetics of your home since they are a noticeable part of a building. Neglected gutters may fall off, and their overflow will stain the fascia boards.

8.Gutter Cleaning Increases The Lifespan Of Your Gutters

Building experts say that clean gutters last longer than clogged gutters. This is because un-cleaned gutters accumulate debris and other particulates that add unnecessary weight onto the gutters.

**Parts of this post were quotes from an article written by Samantha Prairie

Our Mission

We hear it from our clients all the time.  Handymen in general just aren’t know for being reliable and THEN when they finally show up it is not the work standard you expected!  Bummer right?  We know there is a huge gap to fill!

Our Mission here at Lake Hartwell Handy Man is to show our community it doesn’t have to be that way.

Mark & Jennifer live on the beautiful Lake Hartwell in Townville, SC.  We love working within this Townville community and with our neighbors; Anderson, Pendleton and Fair Play.  Estimates are always FREE for our service area.  And did you know most estimates can be given over the phone with a few easy questions & a picture of your project?


We show up when we say we will.

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How it all started…

Hi – Just a little about me. My name is Mark Bailey and I have lived in the upstate of SC all of my adult life. I am married to my wonderful wife, Jennifer and together we have 2 adult children. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and as long as I can remember I have been helping around the house as a labor of love to my friends and family. I spent many years of my working life installing flooring and learning about construction from that job and the last 18 years I have worked for a local pallet company – so I also have a strong bend to carpentry & working with wood. Fast forward to December 2017 I was laid off from the pallet shop. It was an unexpected turn of events for me but I knew whining over the situation would not provide an income for my family. So I immediately turned to something I knew I did well and that was helping people around their homes. Honestly, I didn’t know where the new adventure was taking me but I was grateful. Not only was I providing some income for my family I was learning about myself. I learned I loved serving people and helping them with their “to do” lists. I have done a little of everything, from clearing trees off a lot that was hard to get to with a vehicle; as my very first job to recently helping a lady renovate most of her kitchen and bathroom. I have pressure washed, painted, cleaned, cut grass, trimmed bushes, fixed broken closet doors, stopped drippy faucets, hauled off debris, re-screened porches, hung ceiling fans, added a a switch, you name it – I have done it or I can help you find the right person! Before I knew it I had turned this into a full time job and I am loving every minute of it!

Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey/ Owner of Lake Hartwell Handy Man