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Benefits of gutter cleaning:

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Before & After Clean Gutters Gutter Clean Out

The colder temperatures are coming to a region near you and gutter cleaning time is here. Spending time outside during the winter can be fun and exciting but to some it is not ideal, especially if it's to perform yard work and maintenance. 

Harsh weather is often accompanied by strong winds and drastic rain fall, which is why, during the dry days of late fall or early winter, it’s a great time to clean and check your roof and gutters. Performing these tasks is very important, to ensure your home is safe from flood and water damage.

To help keep water away from your roof and foundation, gutters need to be cleared of any clogs or blockage made by leaves and debris. It's recommended to clean your gutters at least 1-4 times a year, basically once a quarter, and more frequently if you have overhanging trees. Also, clean clogged gutters after big storms. Do not neglect this!

Benefits of gutter cleaning:

  1. To prevent water damage to your home.
  2. Avoid nesting areas for termites, birds, and insects.
  3. Avert mold and bacteria.
  4. Prevent destruction of expensive landscaping.
  5. Stop ice buildup and damage.
  6. Maintain the value and beauty of your home. 

Tips when cleaning your gutters:

  • Wear a shirt with long sleeves, and rubber gloves.
  • Have a good extendable ladder available. Standoff stabilizers are ideal to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter.
  • Use a small plastic scoop to remove gunk (a kid’s sand shovel works great).
  • Lay down a plastic tarp, to catch the debris.
  • After you’ve cleared the muck, flush the gutters and downspouts with a garden hose (Also, a great way to spot any leaks).

However, we can't always prevent the inevitable, which is why SERVPRO is always prepared for all of your restoration emergencies. SERVPRO of Longview/Kelso Specializing in Fire & Water Damage cleanup and restoration (360)703-3884

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