Gutter Repair

How to Avoid a Major Gutter Repair

Many people don’t know how important it is to keep a gutter clean and pristine. If you don’t tend to your gutter, that could lead to a costly gutter repair. While not every gutter repair is expensive, it can be if your gutter has been neglected for a while. Here are a few ways you can avoid a major gutter repair!

Clean

One of the easiest and most obvious ways to avoid a major gutter repair is by routinely cleaning your gutter. When you clean your gutter, you should start at one end and work your way to the other end. You are going to need a few supplies, such as a ladder, pair of gloves, and a hose. It’s important to use a ladder instead of relying on your roof, because you could slip and fall easier from your roof. In addition to cleaning your gutter of things like leaves and pines, you could also check for loose sections. If you find a loose section, you should replace it as soon as possible.

Spray Spouts

If you don’t have time to fully clean your gutter on a routine basis, then you should at least spray spouts every once in a while. Spraying spouts is extremely easy. Simply place a hose towards your gutter’s opening, then spray the hose. If your gutter spout is clear, then the water will easily pass through. But, if your gutter is clogged, then the spout will back up with water. If your gutter is clogged, you can continually spray your gutter until the debris flows out. You may need to manually take the debris out, then spray your spout again.

Add Guards

If you want to maximize your gutter’s performance and how long it stays clean, then consider adding guards to your gutter. Gutter guards will protect your gutter from things like leaves, pines, and other debris. This will make your gutter less likely to clog up.

Hire a Professional

If you don’t want to clean your gutters yourself or attempt to install any additions, consider hiring a professional such as Evergreen Construction Solutions.