Fall’s the Time to Hire a Handyman for Gutter Cleaning and Repair
Gutter cleaning and repair deserve top spots on your fall maintenance list. Hiring a handyman to handle this task is the safest route to avoid potential personal injury from wobbly ladders and unstable footing. Leaving this particular fall maintenance job to the experts insures work is done quickly and properly.
Importance of Gutter Maintenance
It’s likely that you only consider the condition of your gutters during inclement weather, but it’s important to maintain and clean them so they continue to function properly. As seasons change, leaves, seeds and other debris build up in the gutters, which can lead to clogged gutters and downspouts. When the water can’t flow freely through gutters and downspouts, it overflows in other spots, leading to roof, siding, foundation and landscape damage. Preventing this damage is easy with gutter cleaning and repair by a skilled handyman.
Frequency of Gutter Cleaning and Repair
To insure the best performance from your home’s gutters, have them cleaned and inspected once or twice a year. When there are trees overhanging the roof and gutters, the frequency of gutter maintenance needs to keep up with how quickly they clog with tree debris. Spring and fall are often when gutters endure the most use and abuse, so make sure they’re ready for the seasons. Another vital time to clean gutters is after a storm, when increased debris quickly causes clogs and potential damage.
Having gutter guards installed can help reduce the amount of debris that collects in the drainage system, but they’re not a maintenance-free solution. Guard styles include clip-on grates, mesh screens, and a porous foam material. Regular maintenance is required to keep gutter guards functioning properly. It’s also advisable to consult a handyman service about their potential benefits and drawbacks.
Gutter cleaning and repair are just two of the many services Apollo Home offers to make your life easier. Contact us today to find out how our experienced professionals can protect and repair your home’s interior and exterior elements.
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