Autumn Maintenance Checklist: Cleaning Gutters

Autumn Home Maintenance > Keeping Gutters Unclogged

Autumn Maintenance Checklist: Cleaning GuttersIn our last two posts, we covered the major maintenance items that should be completed during the fall, including tree care tips. In this article, we’re going to provide some expert gutter cleaning advice that will keep your home from becoming flooded and damaging your foundation this season. Next, secure your investment against the coming weather perils with a comprehensive Dayville Home Insurance policy.

How often should I clean my gutters?

Clean your gutters after a major storm, or at least twice per year with overhanging trees. Piled up leaves and debris lead to poor drainage. In turn, your foundation and vegetation nearby can become flooded. What’s more, your siding could suffer damage, all of which can cost upwards of $10,000.

How to rid gutters of debris.

You could always hire someone to do this for you, but it’ll cost approximately $50-250. If you’re looking to save some money, here is how to do it yourself:

  • Wear love sleeves to protect your arms from stray branches and leaves. Wear rubber or sturdy gloves while handling the debris.
  • 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 ($25) or try a child’s sand shovel, recommends House Logic.
  • Rinse down the gutters after all the debris is gone to flush out any leftover muck.

 

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United States
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