The summer and the brutal heat are finally on their way out! Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that your responsibilities as a homeowner have to take a back seat until the winter. You need to keep your home secure and clean during the fall in order to prevent all kinds of issues.
Your gutters, for instance, are in serious jeopardy during the fall. If they are left unattended, they can cause major issues as soon as the winter snow arrives. Even an inch of summer rain can result in approximately 1,500 gallons of water falling onto your home’s roof and inside your gutters. On top of that, each gallon of that rainfall weighs eight pounds, and that doesn’t include the added burden of falling leaves and branches. As a result, clogged and overflowing gutters can cause serious damage to your home. Overflowing gutters can pull away from the home, damaging siding and roofing. Plus, all that water can end up causing water damage to your home’s interior and foundation.
Your best bet for taking excellent care of your home’s gutters during the fall, winter, and summer is to consult with professional gutter cleaning services. Hiring a professional gutter cleaning company can help you avoid some of these costly and damaging problems that can occur due to overflowing and clogged gutters. From gutter replacement to leaf guard installation, these gutter cleaning services can help prepare your home’s gutters for any season.
There are, however, a few extra steps you can do to take better care of your gutters. Here are some fall steps to keep in mind that should help keep your gutters clean for a while:
- Remove all your gutter covers and start clearing all the leaves, water, and debris out. It’s best to wear gloves during this step, as well.
- Flush the gutters using a garden hose to wash out all the other smaller particles.
- Inspect your downspouts for clogs if water isn’t flowing properly.
Keep in mind, you need to always be focusing on safety when performing any tasks on your home’s roof. Wear the right safety gear, have a friend or family member nearby as a spotter, and never go onto your roof if you’re not feeling well or are impaired.
If your home isn’t ready for the upcoming fall season and you’re in need of working with professional gutter cleaning services, give Gutter Maid a call right away.