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Mind Your Gutters

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Without gutters, your home would suffer severe damage from rain and other debris that builds up or pools on your exterior. It is important to mind your gutters year-round and make sure they are working properly and free of leaks or holes.

Things to look out for:

  • Older gutters - sometimes they can have open seams and possible leaks from damage over the years. It's suggested to inspect your older gutters at least 5 times a year and fill holes with gutter caulk.
  • Build Up of Leaves - if you have large trees on your property that deposit leaves, sticks and other natural droppings on your house, it's important to clean them out quarterly. 
  • After the storm - rain, hail, wind or ice storms can break or crack your gutters so inspecting them after a storm and caulking the holes is highly suggested. Also after the storm wet leaves and debris can form ant or termite infestations.

These are just a few quick tips to keep in mind to ensure your gutters are working properly and protecting your home from a potential water damage. If you do experience a roof leak, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Chesterfield at 804.378.2323.

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