Fall is here, and with the change of season comes a new set of chores, yard work, and home maintenance. Some of those chores are less fun than others, and we know that almost no one enjoys cleaning the gutters. But it is something that needs to be done to protect your house and your roof from water damage. Some people prefer to call in gutter cleaning companies like Pro Exteriors to handle this chore for them, but there are plenty of homeowners who would rather DIY it.
If you’re in the DIY-er category, follow these tips when it’s gutter cleaning time.
Whenever you do something involving ladders, you want to ensure you’re staying safe. Ideally, you should have someone stay with you and foot the ladder. If there isn’t anyone else home who can hold your ladder steady, make sure it is firmly planted before you climb up. It’s a good idea to let a neighbor know what you’re up to and ask them to check on you after an hour or so.
Flush the gutters.
After clearing out all the gunk and debris from the gutters, the next step is to check for leaks. Fill a watering can or small bucket with water and pour it down the gutters. Look for leaks or drips and check that the water is draining properly and flowing where it is supposed to.
Call a pro later in the fall.
Even if you prefer to clean your gutters yourself, you might still find something that you will need a pro to fix. Gutter cleaning companies do more than just clean your gutters, after all. They will repair leaks, cracks, or other damage and can recommend upgrades like seamless gutters or gutter guards. When you do need to call in a pro, however, it’s best to wait until after most of the leaves have come down. If there are still a lot more leaves to fall, you’ll have to clean out your gutters again, anyway.
Call Gutter Cleaning Companies This Fall
Whether you need your gutters cleaned, repaired, or replaced, the team at Pro Exteriors has you covered. We don’t think that hiring gutter companies should be a hassle. Our team will make the process quick and easy, so you can check “clean the gutters” off your fall to-do list!
Contact us at 203-909-8075 to schedule a service or get a free estimate!