Clear the Way for April Showers
The rainy season is just around the corner. Now is a great time to make sure your gutters are free of any leaves and debris that might cause a backup.
Well maintained gutters will keep water flowing away from your home and away from where water can do some real damage to your landscaping, siding, and foundation.
WhatGutters need to be cleared of leaves and debris that may have accumulated in order to function properly.WhyClogged gutters can wreak havoc on your roof, siding, and foundation. These repairs can be extremely expensive.HowMany homeowners opt into a service contract with a gutter cleaning company that schedules twice a year. We recommend these plans because they are typically affordable and there is potential danger involved with accessing the gutters on many homes. Generally these specialists will get up on a ladder and check & clear the gutters & downspouts of debris. Clearing them can often be challenging due to baked on foliage (spring) or frozen leaves (winter) attached to the insides of the channels, so if you are doing this yourself, make sure you have a good ladder and a spotter helping you out. Water is generally run through the system after the channels are cleared. Make sure that all of your downspouts are extended away from the foundation at the ground level. Often, it may be necessary to regrade your soil in some spots so that all water is directed away from your home.