Simple Steps to Gutter Maintenance
When it comes to home ownership, there is definitely a lot of work involved. It truly never ends. If you are not going to maintain your home you could soon be in for some major problems. Cleaning your gutters is definitely an important job when it comes to home ownership. If you don’t want to take care of your gutters you have two choices. Invest in a gutter system that deflects leaves and other debris from accumulating in your gutters. Or, hire a professional to do the job for you. Many health care professionals warn against the dangers of climbing a ladder to clean your gutters or other dangerous jobs. Their advice is to leave these kinds of jobs to the professionals. Every year, 90,000 people are rushed to the ER after falling off of a ladder.
If you ignore your gutters altogether several things can happen including detachment. The weight of the leaves and other debris can actually pull your gutters away from your house. This can cause damage to your roof and fascia. If your gutters are clogged, unwanted water can also find its way into your home and your home’s foundation. This can lead to the growth of mold, which can make you and your family extremely ill. The price tag to fix these problems can easily add up to thousands of dollars.
Some simple steps to gutter maintenance include, calling in the professionals. Do this if your home is tall and you just feel uncomfortable on a ladder. If you do feel comfortable, make sure you choose a ladder that is tall and extends three feet over the gutter. It’s very important that you secure the ladder on even ground; pavement is best. Wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves. Once your ladder is secure, remove the clog. Scoop large debris with a small shovel and drop to the ground. Once all the debris is out, flush out the gutters and check for leaks.
If all of this gutter maintenance is more than you really want to mess with, give us a call here at LeafGuard® of Pittsburgh and say goodbye to cleaning your clogged gutters. Our gutter system is the only one piece gutter system that actually prevents clogs from forming because debris can’t get in. With our gutter system, water flows freely which eliminates the threat of water ever getting into unwanted places. Our product has been copied many times but it has never been duplicated. We have the patent on our one piece covered gutter system. Unless it says LeafGuard® by Englert, it is a copycat. Our system is the leading covered gutter in the U.S.A. Don’t settle for second best.