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Home Maintenance

Gutters: Malfunctioning gutters can result in flooding of your home or crawl space. An accumulation of unwanted mold and mildew and damage your exterior’s boards and siding. Making sure that your gutters are functioning properly is an important step. When working on a ladder always have someone with you. A water hose can be used to wash debris out and down the chase. There are gutter cleaning products that provide 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. Experts recommend cleaning out your gutters at least twice a year, ideally in the spring and again in the fall. Keep in mind that if you live in an area that is heavily populated with trees, you may have to increase your annual gutter cleaning schedule to quarterly.



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