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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fall Means Falling Leaves

9/22/2020 (Permalink)


The air is getting cooler and leaves are falling!! Well, those leaves always end up somewhere...and they can be trouble if you don't look out for them. Want to know a little tip on how to prevent water damage to your home and give you a little peace of mind the next time an end of summer storm hits? Ensure Good Drainage! One good way of doing that is by cleaning your gutters and downspouts.

How often should you clean your gutters and downspouts?

Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage. We also recommend inspecting your gutters after big storms. If left unattended, gutters and downspouts get so clogged with debris, they are rendered useless. Clogs often occur where downspouts join with the gutter system. Clean out your downspouts to ensure water can flow through, and make sure to secure downspouts so that they point away from your home. After ensuring you have cleared the gutter and downspouts of debris, flush them with a garden hose to test if they’re flowing properly and where the water distributes. We don’t want your downspouts draining too close to the foundation! If you have a basement, we recommend that downspouts be extended several feet from the house, so they do not dump right into the basement and flood the area.

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