Spring is a Great Time to Inspect Your Gutter System for Leaks or Clogs

May 8th, 2014 by | Print
Before Gutter Helmet

Before Gutter Helmet

Spring is here and that means dealing with clogged gutters filled with leaves and left over tree debris from fall that prevents gutters from draining water properly away from your home.  Take it from the gutter experts at Trim A Seal in Indiana, now’s the time to inspect your gutter system for clogs or leaks to avoid gutter problems that can cause costly damage to your home. Damaged or clogged gutters and downspouts can fail and tear off during heavy rains.

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 every 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 can install new gutters, clean and repair existing rain gutters and install America’s #1 gutter protection

After Gutter Helmet

After Gutter Helmet

systems to prevent clogs for the life of your home. We have been the leaders in rain gutter protection for 30 years. Our trained staff 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 Trim A Seal at 800-217-6355 or visit www.trimaseal.com today for a complete list of our gutter services.

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