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Are Your Gutters Still Full of Leaves From Last Fall?

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  • September 21, 2015
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When rain comes down, gutters ensure that all the excess water is able to flow away from your home. If a house didn’t have gutters, water wouldn’t flow away. Instead, it would start to collect in pools around the home. And if those pools stayed in the same place for too long, they could cause damage to areas like a home’s foundation.

While gutters are designed to protect houses from having their foundations damaged by water, gutters are only able to provide that protection if they’re in proper shape. The simple truth is that gutters which are filled with lots of debris aren’t very useful. In fact, a gutter that’s still full of leaves and other debris may put a house in the same vulnerable position as not having any gutters.

You Need Clear Gutters Around Your Home

It’s possible for gutters to get completely packed with leaves before any type of debris becomes noticeable from the ground. Since gutters will start to fill up with leaves during the fall, it’s up to you to take the initiative to get them cleared out. If you either can’t remember the last time you cleaned your gutters or know that your gutters haven’t been cleaned since last fall, it’s time to take advantage of the cooler fall weather and get all of the leaves out.

When you’re ready to clean out your gutters, you’ll want to get a sturdy ladder, gloves and a bucket. Be sure that your ladder is in a secure position before climbing up it. Having a friend or family member hold the ladder can be a very good idea. Once you’ve removed all the debris and put it in the bucket, you may want to use a hose to finish cleaning out the gutters.

The Simplest Way to Clean Out Gutters

Although cleaning out your gutters needs to be a priority, we understand that physically doing this task isn’t something that everyone is able to do. Whether you don’t have the time or aren’t comfortable going up on a ladder, taking care of this task doesn’t mean you need to do things on your own.

Instead, you can call Anderson Gutter for prompt and professional service. We’ll be happy to come out and get your gutters fully cleaned out. Another advantage of enlisting professional help is we can look for and fix any gutter damage. Additionally, we can provide gutter protection in the form of leaf filter gutter guards.

Having gutter guards installed will dramatically reduce the amount of leaves that are able to get into your gutters. So if you’d like to talk to us about cleaning out your gutters and our other services, be sure to give us a call today at (513) 668-8666.