How to Maintain Your Gutters

Gutter Cleaning & Maintenance

If you’re a homeowner, you know that keeping your gutters clean and in good repair is important. Not only are they unsightly when they’re full of leaves and debris, but they can also cause serious damage to your home if they’re not properly maintained.

Fortunately, cleaning and maintaining your gutters is not as difficult or time-consuming as you might think. With a little regular care, you can keep your gutters in top condition and help prevent costly repairs down the road.

Here are a few tips on how to clean and maintain your gutters:

1. Inspect your gutters regularly.

Make it a habit to inspect your gutters at least once a month, especially during the fall when leaves are falling from the trees. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks, holes, or rust, and make repairs as needed.

2. Keep them clean.

Gutters can quickly become clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris. This can cause water to back up and overflow, which can damage your gutters, siding, and foundation. To prevent this, clean your gutters regularly.

3. Use a gutter guard.

A gutter guard can help keep your gutters clean and free of debris. They’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install, and they can save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run. 

4. Be careful when using a ladder.

If you need to use a ladder to clean your gutters, be sure to take proper safety precautions. Make sure the ladder is stable and positioned securely before climbing, and always have someone hold the ladder while you’re working.

5. Hire a professional.

If you’re not comfortable cleaning your gutters yourself, or if you don’t have the time, you can always hire a professional. Home Improvement USA offers gutter filters and gutter caps to help you in maintaining your gutters!

If you need support with your gutters or want to get gutter guards installed, call Home Improvements USA at (630) 420-7619. We’re Chicagoland’s #1 exterior remodeler, and we’re here to help.

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