De-Gunk Your Gutters

Oct 25, 2018 | Maintenance Tips

If you have not done this yet its crucial in the fight against water damage. We have talked about this a couple times but its always good to have a reminder. Clogged rain gutters can cause ice dams, which can lead to expensive repairs. After the leaves have fallen, clean your gutters to remove leaves, twigs, and gunk. Make sure gutters aren’t sagging and trapping water; tighten gutter hangers and downspout brackets. Replace any worn or damaged gutters and downspouts.

If you find colored grit from asphalt roof shingles in your gutters, beware. That sand-like grit helps protect shingles from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. Look closely for other signs of roof damage and get it fixed before it becomes a major issue.