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Cleaning Out Your Forty Fort Gutters This Fall

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

General Cleaning Out Your Forty Fort Gutters This Fall Be sure to clean out leaves from your gutters this Fall!

Helpful Tips to Clean Out Your Gutters this Fall: 

As the leaves begin to change, not only do we recommend appreciating the Fall Foliage, we also recommend cleaning out your gutters. It's good to know that a debris-clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Below are tips on how to clean out your gutters to avoid water damage following a severe storm. You should clean your gutters at least once a year — twice a year if you have overhanging trees. Clogged gutters after big storms are important to clean as well. Follow these steps below to make it a hassle free Fall! 

Steps:

  • Wear a shirt with long sleeves. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Have a good extendable ladder available. Standoff stabilizers (ladder “horns”) are ideal to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter.
  • Use a small plastic scoop to remove gunk. Buy a gutter scoop from the hardware store or try a child’s sand shovel.
  • Spare your lawn by dumping the stuff onto a plastic tarp.
  • After you’ve cleared the muck, flush the gutters and downspouts with a garden hose — also a great way to spot any leaks.

We here at SERVPRO of Wyoming County/Kingston Township are wishing you a very Happy and Safe Fall Season! We are always Here to Help. 

Source: https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/how-to-clean-rain-gutters/

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