Learn how to clean your gutters for fall.
Fall is approaching fast. As the leaves change and the weather cools, get your home ready for the occasion. Check in with your home maintenance and make any necessary repairs. Perhaps one of the most important things to do before the winter weather comes is to clean out your home’s gutters. Check out what you need to know about your gutters so that you can clean them safely.
Benefits of Clean Gutters:
Over time your gutters fill with debris and dirt that decreases your gutters’ ability to carry water away from your home, causing leaks and water damage to your home. Additionally, the buildup of debris is the perfect habitat for creepy crawlers that can later infest your home. When you clean your gutters, you improve your chances of keeping your home in great shape.
Gutter Cleaning Frequency:
Your gutters need to be cleaned routinely, especially during the rainy season. Have your gutters cleaned at least three to four times per year so that you can rest easy knowing that your gutters are clean.
If you choose to clean your own gutters, there are a few things that you should know. Safety should be put first and foremost. When using a ladder, always have someone around to spot you. Additionally, you need the necessary cleaning gear. Protect your hands with heavy gardening gloves. Protect your eyes with safety goggles. Protect your lungs, and wear a dust mask. Use extreme caution and care when cleaning out your gutters.
Keep your gutters clean and your home protected with the right homeowners insurance. That way you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered. East End Insurance Agency has you covered. Located in Southold, New York, contact us for all your personal and commercial insurance needs.