Tag: gutter cleaning

Ice Dams

The Danger of Ice Dams

What Is an Ice Dam? An ice dam is a build-up of ice in a rain gutter that blocks water from flowing through the gutter and generally prevents a rain gutter from doing what it is designed to do.  The rain gutters on your house aren’t just there for decoration, they are there to do…
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Gutter Problems

Gutter Problems You Should Never Ignore

If you live in a region where there is moderate to heavy rainfall then you probably have gutters on your house.  You have gutters on your house, not for their decorative effects, although some can be quite beautiful, rather they are there instead for a more practical purpose.  They are there to control rainwater as…
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Keeping Gutters in Good Condition

Why It’s So Important to Keep Your Rain Gutters in Great Condition

Regular gutter cleaning is essential if you want to keep your rain gutters and downspouts in great condition so that they can do their job.  That’s right, those rain gutters on your home aren’t just there for show, they are there to protect your home from the damage that uncontrolled rainwater will cause.  It’s not…
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Taking Care Of Your Gutters

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Gutters

Taking care of your rain gutters by having them regularly cleaned, inspected, and if needed repaired by a professional will help you to keep them working properly for as long as possible.  It’s easy to forget about your rain gutters, but if you do you are going to end up regretting it. Maybe not tomorrow,…
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Gutter Cleaning Cost

When people first decide that hiring a gutter cleaning service is a better option than trying to clean their own gutters, one of the first things they are usually concerned about it the cost involved.  This is a perfectly reasonable concern, after all, you work hard for your money.  So, you want to make sure…
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Can You Clean Gutters With A Leaf Blower?

Cleaning out gutters is something that should be done regularly. While we always think of the ladder cleaning method as the other choice, there are numerous methods to clean out the gutters. One that’s not as common, but works just as well, is gutter cleaning with leaf blowers. A leaf blower or a shop vac…
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Why You Should Get Rid of the Nest in Gutters ASAP

Birds nest wherever they please, whether it’s in your trees or in your home’s gutters. No matter how you feel about birds, they don’t belong in your gutter and may cause serious issues if they do nest in gutters! You’ll want to remove the bird nest as soon as it’s possible, and take any measures…
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How to Prevent Snow Damage to Your Gutters

During the winter, ice and snow can cause a lot of trouble around your house, yard, and car. One thing it does pretty consistently is damage gutters. If it isn’t the ice dams making water overflow, it’s the heavy snow that weighs down gutters and eventually breaks them apart. What can you do to help…
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Gutter Cleaning

How to Do Gutter Cleaning Right on Tall Houses?

Risks of Gutter Cleaning on Tall Houses Most gutter cleaning involves climbing up on a ladder and cleaning out the gutters by hand. When you have a very tall house, you will need a large extension ladder. Using extension ladders can be quite dangerous, and the risk of falling increases a lot at these higher…
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clogged gutters

What is the Easiest Way to Prevent Clogged Gutters?

What Gets Trapped in the Gutters? First off, it’s important to note that a lot of different things get trapped in your gutters. Clogs are not usually made up of one exclusive material, and will generally contain a mishmash of random things. A majority of materials you’ll find in the gutter will be organic materials,…
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