THE TOP TEN Gutter Maintenance Tips
There are many benefits obtained from properly maintained gutters. They need to be kept free of debris no matter what the season so that the flow of water is not inhibited. Keeping them clear can help reduce the chances of pests. This can also help prevent saturation. Keeping them properly maintained can be an economical decision as it can save you a bundle of money in repairs over the long run. If the gutter becomes clogged it can become very heavy and cost additional money for repairs. Keeping them properly maintained is essential to the life of the home and preserving its value. Here are my top ten gutter maintenance suggestions. For more gutter maintenance tips check out, http://www.scribd.com/doc/66625750/Cleaning-Your-Gutter
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Clean debris out of the gutters at least two times a year (four is optimum).

 
 
 
 

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Flush the gutters to make sure there is proper drainage.

 
 
 
 

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Double check the elbow joints and downspout to ensure free water flow.

 
 
 
 

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Install gutter guards.

 
 
 
 

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Replace straps and spikes.

 
 
 
 

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Patch holes and seal leaks.

 
 
 
 

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Inspect and repair any areas that are coming lose.

 
 
 
 

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Keep the gutters painted to help protect from rust and erosion.

 
 
 
 

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Remove snow during the winter to avoid accumulation.

 
 
 
 

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Gently wash the exterior of the gutters, soffits and overhangs.

 
 
 
 





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