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Jan
28

Get Your Gutters Ready for Winter

Posted in Gutter Cleaning

As fall comes to an end, your gutters may be ready to be cleaned. The leaves and needles that have accumulated over the summer and fall in your gutters can create clogs in your gutters that can cause damage to your home. Overflowing gutters are not just a nuisance, they can cause water damage to your roof, one of the most expensive components to replace on your home. Here are a few things you should know about maintaining your gutters.

  • Inspect for dents and damage. Many gutters are made from metal and can be dented or damaged from impact. Animals, flying toys and vehicles can dent the tubing, making it likely that gutters will clog in these narrow areas. Dented pieces may need to be replaced if they cannot be repaired.
  • Look for clogs. You can identify clogs during heavy rain. Are your horizontal gutters overflowing in certain areas? It is most likely a clogged gutter. Are all downspouts releasing water at the same rate? If one or more only has a trickle of water coming out, they may have a clog that needs to be flushed out.
  • Clear your gutters. The best way to clear your gutters is with a pressure washer. However, you need to be careful not to damage the gutters or roof with the pressured water. Also, you can put yourself at risk of injury performing this job yourself; hire a professional pressure washing service that is experienced in safely cleaning gutters and is properly licensed and insured to perform the job.

Don’t wait to get your gutters cleaned before the winter storms begin to hit. Call your local pressure washing service to have your gutters maintained today.

Posted on behalf of:
Impact Pressure Washing
105 Commerce Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 697-7127

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