It’s hard to see gutter blockage and damage from the ground, so the spring maintenance task of cleaning and repairing gutters in Columbus, OH, is often overlooked. If not properly maintained, however, blocked and overflowing gutters can cause damage to your roof, fascia, soffits and even the foundation of your home. Take the proper steps to make sure your gutter system is functioning correctly.
• Clean debris off the roof and out of gutters. Wind and storms blow all kinds of debris into your gutters. Before you start cleaning your gutters, make sure the roof is clear, otherwise any debris on it will be washed down into your clean gutters during the next storm. Using a sturdy step ladder or extension ladder, clean out leaves and small twigs by hand (be sure to use work gloves) or with a gutter scoop or other gutter cleaning tool.
• Flush gutters with a garden hose. Before rinsing out gutters, we recommend you remove the elbow from the drop so the debris doesn’t get washed into the downspout or underground drains, causing major damming. Use a trigger-style nozzle that can be easily hooked onto the edge of the gutter as you move the ladder along.
• Check for damage. While you are cleaning gutters, keep an eye out for holes and other damage like sagging, corrosion, and loose or missing fasteners. Small holes can be plugged with caulk and fasteners can be tightened or replaced. If, however, the damage is extensive and you need gutter replacement, call Muth & Company Roofing for the best service and quality products.
Remember, climbing on a roof and cleaning gutters is very dangerous work and could result in expensive medical bills if you suffer an injury. That’s why Muth & Company offers gutter cleaning, minor repairs and complete replacement to our customers. If you sign up for our Care & Maintenance Program, we’ll clean your gutters and inspect your entire roof for one low price!
If you need help determining if your gutters need replacing or would like to learn more about seamless gutters in Delaware, OH, and the Leaf Relief gutter protection system, call Muth & Company at (614) 682-3060 for a FREE quote!