5 Tips To Maintain Gutters & Avoid Overflowing

There are many benefits and perks of owning a home, but for many people, maintaining their home’s gutters is not high on the proverbial list.  Although a home’s gutters are not necessarily an aspect of the home that owners can actively enjoy, it is required regular maintenance is a critical aspect of ensuring that the structural integrity of the home stays intact so that you and your family can truly enjoy your space!

As small as your home’s gutters may be in respect to the rest of your home, it is an important home design feature that serves an important function.  No matter the type of gutters you have, maintenance is crucial.  Properly installed gutters keep the integrity of your home intact by draining water away from your foundation and home, keeping away any unwanted water damage.

Clean your Gutters Regularly

A hose will do the trick to clean out your gutters, whereas something with a bit more power, like a plumbing snake or high-pressure water, may be needed to dislodge objects like compacted leaves, pine needles, and twigs from your downspouts.  You will be glad you took the time to clear them and thus ensure that your entire gutter is running smoothly.

Experts recommend cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year, ideally in the spring and again in the fall.  Keep in mind if you live in an area that is heavily populated with trees, you may have to increase your annual gutter schedule to as frequently as twice a week to keep them clear.

Install Gutter Covers

Gutter covers may assist in keeping large objects of debris from clogging up your gutters.  If you live in an area with a lot of trees such as pine you will want to regularly inspect them to ensure they are not collecting pine needles and other debris.  Another solution could be a gutter helmet.  A helmet typically snaps onto the top front of the gutter and drains through a cutout at the end of it.

Hire a Professional

If the idea of climbing up to the top of your home on a ladder with supplies in tow to inspect and de-clog your gutters sends you into a state of panic, do not worry.  There are companies out there that specialize in this, such as Dave’s Landscaping Management Company!  Dave’s team offers professional inspection and gutter cleaning services to ensure that by the next rainfall, your gutters are clear and working.  If there are any questions about our gutter-clearing services contact us!

Clear Your Gutters With Dave’s Landscaping!

If you have concerns that your gutters have been clogged or not operating smoothly contact our team!  We will be more than happy to inspect your gutters and provide a sound solution if needed. Get in contact with our team by calling us at 978-562-9591 or by filling out a contact form on our website!