Gutter maintenance is an important part of home maintenance. When we do proper cleaning and maintenance of our home gutters we can avoid a lot of cost and major repairs .
Why is it important to clean gutters? When gutters are clogged with debris it puts a strain on your gutters. Water is not properly directed away from your home when your gutters are not clean. Basement leaks, cracked foundations, and moisture damage to your home’s siding and roof often result from clogged gutters.
How do I know when it’s time to clean the gutters? When there is a significant amount of debris buildup in your gutters it’s time to clean them. It’s best to clean them at the end of each spring and fall so that there is not a build-up of debris.
Am I cleaning my gutters the right way? If the gutters are full of debris you want it to take some time to manually clear the debris. Generally, you just need a hose, a ladder, and gloves. Be sure to use the ladder safely
Is there any way to prevent my gutters from getting clogged? Gutter guards will help to slow down the debris build-up. The initial investment is well worth the time and money that you will spend by protecting your gutters with the gutter guards.
Make time for consistent gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance and avoid any cost or repairs in the long run.