Have you ever noticed how important the eavestroughs are for your home? These unseen heroes work tirelessly in the background of your home to protect it from water damage. But, how often do you think about the maintenance of your eavestroughs? Most homeowners only think about it when there is a clog or a leak. And, by that time, it’s already too late. Envirotech Exteriors can assist you with all of your eavestrough needs for your home or business.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at why regular eavestrough maintenance is critical for maintaining your home.

Prevent Water Damage:

Eavestroughs channel water away from your home, preventing water damage to your roof, foundation, and basement. But, if they are clogged, water overflows and pools around the foundation of your home. Over time, this can cause costly water damage, foundation cracks, and basement flooding. Regular eavestrough maintenance ensures that water flows away from your home as it should.

Extend The Life Of Your Eavestroughs:

Your eavestroughs can only withstand the wear and tear of Ontario’s climate for so long. Regular maintenance can catch small problems before they turn into major headaches. Catching an issue early means less expense and less time spent dealing with the situation. Think of it as preventative health care for your home.

Prevent Pest Infestations:

Clogged eavestroughs with stagnant water can be a breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes and rodents. By having clean eavestroughs, you will reduce the possibility of a pest infestation inside your home.

Increase Curb Appeal:

Over time, dirty eavestroughs can make your home look unsightly. They can become discoloured or rusted, giving your home a less-than-pristine appearance. A regular cleaning of your eavestroughs can help to maintain and enhance the appearance of your home.

Ensure Safety:

Dirty eavestroughs can be a hazard for families, especially children playing outside. If debris is left in the eavestroughs, it can fall and cause injury to those below. This is a problem that is not even thought of until something bad happens. Regular maintenance of your eavestroughs prevents these types of issues from happening.


Taking care of your eavestroughs is a vital part of home maintenance. When they’re working as they should, they’re often overlooked. But, during the rainy season of Alberta, they are the unsung hero of your home’s water management system. Adhering to a regular maintenance schedule ensures that they will continue to do their job, and keep your home safe from water damage, pests, and unsightly appearances. Don’t wait until a problem arises to address this essential aspect of home maintenance. Instead, make a plan today to keep your eavestroughs clean, well-maintained, and in good condition all year round.