Gutter Cleaning Tips from the Gutter Experts at Gutter Helmet of Indiana

May 30th, 2013 by | Print

clogged-guttersTake it from the gutter experts at Gutter Helmet of Indiana, spring is here and now’s the time to inspect your gutter system for leaves, tree debris, clogged downspouts, leaks or other gutter problems that can cause costly damage to your home. Clogged gutter systems cannot remove rain water away from your home. Overflowing gutters and prolonged exposure to standing water can cause moisture damage to roofs, walls and siding. Be sure to thoroughly clean and inspect your entire gutter system each spring.

Here are a few general gutter cleaning and maintenance tips from our team of experts:

– A good rule of thumb is that gutters need to be cleaned in the spring and fall. If your house is located in a heavily wooded area, you may need to clean your gutters more frequently.

– You will need a ladder, a bucket, rubber gloves, a spade or other small shovel, large spoon or other device to scoop debris from gutters and a hose to do the job

– After you remove all the debris by hand, rinse out the gutters with a hose and check for leaks

– Also be sure to check to make sure your gutters are pitched correctly so that water flows completely out of gutters and there is no standing water

– Repair any leaks at seems by patching with outdoor waterproof caulk

-Always do this with a second person who can hold the ladder and empty the bucket. That way you reduce the risk of falling.

Gutter Helmet dealers install new gutters, clean and repair gutters and install America’s #1 gutter protection systems. We have been the leaders in rain gutter protection for 25 years. Our trained gutter specialists will come and inspect your gutter system. If you decide to install a Gutter Helmet rain gutter protection system to keep leaves out, we will clean your gutters for you for free as part of our service. Once you install a Gutter Helmet, you never have to clean your gutters again!

In Northern Indiana or South Chicago, call Gutter Helmet of Indiana at 800-217-6355 or visit today. Click here for coupons and special discount offers from Gutter Helmet, Trim A Seal and Styled-Rite companies.

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