Are Your Dirty Gutters a Threat to your Home and Health?

May 27th, 2016 by | Print

Spring has sprung and rain is in full swing. Your gutter system will likely need cleaning and possibly service at this time of year. Its one of the best times to inspect your home’s gutter system for  snow and wind damage, and give gutters a good cleaning, before summer begins. If you don’t care for your gutters now, you’ll have mold build up and clogs that will wreak havic on your home this summer when hot weather hits and things are in full bloom! Clogged gutters can cause not only mold, which is poses a health risk, but possible water damage. No matter how you look at it, having your gutters cleaned should be on your to do list! Here’s a quick guide gutter cleaning and repair.

Gutter Cleaning & Repair Tips

– Most gutters need to be cleaned at least once in the spring and fall to prevent clogging. If your house is located in a  wooded area, you may need require more frequently cleanings.

– To start, you ll need a ladder, rubber gloves, a bucket and a good scooping devide (or you can use your hands). You also need a hose to rinse gutter debris from gutters.

-If gutters are moldy from standing water, scrub with a stiff brush to remove mold/mildew.

-After you remove the leaves and tree debris and empty your bucket, rinse  the gutters with the hose and check for leaky seems .

– Also check to make sure your gutters are pitched correctly and draining properly, so water flows completely out of gutters. You want to avoid any standing water

– Once you find a leak, wait for the gutters to dry, then repair any leaks with outdoor waterproof caulk

– It’s a good idea to clean gutters with a buddy, so climbing ladders is safer and you have some one to hand the bucket down to and get it emptied out.

Gutter Helmet of Indiana installs gutter systems, cleans and repairs gutters and installs gutter protection systems throughout Northwestern Indiana and Northeast Illinois (south east Chicago). Our trained gutter experts will come and inspect your gutter system for you. Some homeowners may prefer to install  Gutter Helmet gutter protection covers to keep leaves and debris out so they “Never have to Clean their gutters again!” That’s the Gutter Helmet promise.  Plus, when you install our patented gutter protection system,  we’ll clean your gutters for you for you free of charge. It’s just one of the complimentary gutter services we offer. Have questions about your gutters or need gutter service? Call Gutter Helmet of Indiana today at 800-217-6355.

We service Ft. Wayne, Crown Point, Southbend, Will County, Porter County, Southeast Chicago, Lake County, Southern Cook County and the surrounding areas. For more information visit, your authorized Gutter Helmet dealer in Indiana.

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