Maintaining your Gutters on your Saint Paul, MN, Home
It’s important to care for the gutters on your home in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as part of an overall home maintenance plan. No matter what season it is, it’s important to make sure your gutters are clear and functioning properly, so that water can’t wreak havoc on your home.
Start by checking the gutters themselves, and scooping out any material. This is important in the spring and the fall, since evergreens shed needles all year long. Use gloves to handle the wet material – it may be moldy or contain bugs.
After removing as much of the material as possible by hand, use a hose with a strong spray to make sure that your downspouts are clear from top to bottom, dislodging any loose obstructions that may be present. If you flush material out of your downspouts, make sure to remove it immediately from the downspout opening to ensure that water has a clear path away from your home.
Cleaning your gutter system regularly is important, because water that accumulates in your gutters can cause a host of problems, including:
- Roof rot
- Landscape erosion
- Basement flooding
- And more
However, an easy way to avoid having to clean your gutters regularly is to have Gutter Helmet of Minnesota install our revolutionary gutter protection system, which is guaranteed to keep your gutter system clog-free for the life of your home. That means no more gutter cleaning – ever – regardless of the season. Contact us today to learn more about the ways in which Gutter Helmet can help end your gutter-cleaning chore, and to help protect your Saint Paul, MN, home.