Posts Tagged ‘gutter maintenance’


Importance of Home Gutter Maintenance

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

home-guttersHow To Prevent Your House Gutters From Getting Damaged

Repairing works are too boring, time-consuming and tiring. You will not prefer to get in the middle of gutter repairing tasks. Gutter repairing is a costly work, but you don’t have any option of not getting them repaired. An important role is played by gutters to keep your home functioning well.

They prevent water from entering your home’s foundations, which avoids water damage inside and on the exterior side of your property. It’s essential to avert harm to the gutters to ensure they’re fit as a fiddle. Gutter cleaning isn’t a fun job to do. However, wherever you’re, it’s necessary to ensure your home’s prosperity. To check how your own gutters are performing, let’s take a look at a few signs that may state the functioning of your gutters coming down from the roof:

Water Leaks – Whenever it downpours, go out for an inspection around your home and check to ensure that water isn’t spilling from your gutters. If you prefer not to go outside in the rain, then you could choose a sunny day, get on your roof, take some water and pour it into the gutters to check the areas where leaks are present.

gutterBroken Gutters – While doing an inspection from the outside, check the drains for holes and cracks from where rain water can escape. Check the joints and the holders that connect the drains to your house. If your gutters look like they’re about to fall off from the roof or walls, then it’s the right time to do the repairing work. It’s better to do this repairing before the rainy season begins.

Ensure you investigate all the territories where you have electrical wires. You need to ensure that there are no breaks or splits in these particular spots in your home.

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Home Maintenance: Gutter Cleaning Tips

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

home-maintenance-guttersCleaning Your Gutters in the Fall

Why is it Important to Regularly Check and Clean Gutters?

  •     Clean gutters help to keep your home looking nice.
  •     Gutters are a defense system that keeps water from entering your home causing damage.
  •     They also keep water away from the exterior of the home and the foundation so no water damage or rotting occurs.
  •     Debris and trapped water in gutters can lead to loose and overflowing gutters that won’t be able to function and protect properly.
  •     Gutters clogged with debris attract pests like mosquitoes, rodents, and ants that will build homes in your gutters or even end up in your home.
  •     Areas with cooler temperatures can experience gutters blocked with ice. These ice dams force water into your home and can become too heavy with ice that the gutters become unattached from your home or may collapse and fall on the home, creating unexpected damage.
  •     Gutters filled with debris keep the water from evaporating as it gets trapped beneath the debris. This can cause mold and mildew to grow, which is very hard to remove and can easily spread to larger areas.

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