Most people make a significant effort to prepare their gutters for fall and even more so to clean out their gutters after fall is over. Have you ever considered taking care of your gutters during fall? Keeping an eye on your gutters during the fall is a great way to ensure the protection of your gutters and your home. Follow our fall checklist this season to keep your home in tip top shape.
1. Clean gutters throughout the season
Fall causes many debris to fall right into your gutters. Ensuring that your gutters are clean before fall is essential and cleaning them out when fall is over is necessary, but what about cleaning your gutters routinely during the fall? This helps to eliminate the possibility of heavy debris harming your gutters and ensures that your gutters will continue to keep the water away from your home during those months. Routine cleaning helps to keep your gutters protected from potential damage as well as your home.
2. Leaf removal / raking
Clearing the leaves from the gutters is important, but so is clearing the leaves out of your yard. Ensuring that leaves are not causing water to gather in your yard is essential to ensuring that your home is protected from water damage. Raking your yard regularly throughout fall is important and should be done routinely.
3. Check downspouts and drainage to be sure gutters are functioning properly
Checking to make sure that water is able to flow through your gutters and downspouts is good practice to be sure that your gutters are not clogged or causing any major issues to your home. Pouring water down your gutters and monitoring to see if it flows through is a great way to see if your gutters are functioning as they should or if they may be clogged.
4. Ensure Gutters are sturdy and aligned properly
As debris gathers in your gutters, your gutters may begin to get weighed down and could become loose or unaligned. This can cause leaks in when the rain comes or even broken gutters. Checking routinely while cleaning to make sure your gutters are attached firmly and aligned properly will save you from a lot of bigger and more costly problems in the long run.
This fall checklist helps to ensure that you won’t have to do an intense amount of damage control once the fall is over. Routinely taking care of your gutters during the fall season can save you from repairs or serious damage to your home or gutters. The Gutter Pros are a highly skilled company and would love to help with all your gutter needs this fall.
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