Most property owners often forget to clean and maintain the rain gutters properly and only realize it once the rainy season comes. Gutters can get clogged with twigs, leaves, and other types of debris, which can cause damage if not taken care of before the heavy rains fall. This can result in loose sections and leaks, which can lead to water damage.
Double T. Inc explains how you can take care of your rain gutter system in Utah.
There are different types of gutter systems and roofing materials but no matter which type you have, the gutters should be cleaned thoroughly at least twice a year. You or your roofing contractor can do this during the spring to get rid of acorns and seeds, then repeat during the fall to clear leaves and twigs from the gutters.
To avoid accidents and injuries while doing maintenance work on your gutters, make sure your ladders are steady and safe, as you’ll be several feet above the ground. Wear protective eyewear, thick gloves, and a standalone ladder that will allow you better movement and stability.
Check for Obstructions
Even if the property’s gutters have leaf guards, checking for sticks, leaves, and other sorts of buildup inside the gutter is necessary. You can do it by hand, with gloves on, or using a garden trowel. Always check and remove any possible obstruction in the gutters to reduce the chances of it getting clogged and overflowing.
After cleaning the gutters and clearing all debris, flush the residues of the downspout and gutter using a garden hose. This will also help you see if there are leaks or cracks in it. Gutter leaks should not be taken lightly, as they can quickly escalate and cause damage to the entire system. If you find any leak, it’s best to call a rain gutter repair specialist right away.
Proper care and maintenance are important to ensure the safety and comfort of your property. Get ready for the stormy weather with these useful tips and protect your property from water damage until the rainy season is over.