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Quick Tip 9: Downspout Checking
July 28th, 2011

When paying someone to clean your gutters, make it clear with them if they’ll clean the downspouts as well. Some services don’t include cleaning the downspouts — a clean gutter isn’t enough obviously. Better yet, when cleaning the gutters yourself, run some water in it all the way to the downspouts to check for potential clogs. Just in case there are, you can disassemble the downspout or use a plumbing snake to push the debris…

Posted in: Gutter Cleaning, Gutter System, Quick Tip


Gutter Myths
July 25th, 2011

Home maintenance is never, and will never be easy. Maintaining cleanliness inside the house is never a few hours’ worth of work. Take the bathroom as an example. That alone houses a lot of bacteria, and it gets worse when the plumbing joins in the fun. Having a clogged toilet bowl is a nightmare, a definite example of hell in the house. The kitchen also houses a lot of germs, and that has to be…

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Why Gutter Covers Can Help You Out
July 6th, 2011

Let’s face it: we all hate cleaning our gutters. Dried and rotten leaves, layers of muck, seeds, dirty water and even insects are the things we need to remove regularly. When heavy rain strikes, we have no other choice but to make a brief check of our gutters while it rain pours or right after it. However, it just keeps getting harder – we have to use ladders to check our gutters for anything or…

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The Downspout's Maintenance Needs
July 4th, 2011

It’s really a good thing if you have gutters working perfectly – always looking new, regularly cleaned and always checked for any leaks. However, it’ll be no good if your downspouts aren’t given the same attention. Gutter systems could fail even though they come from the best brands in the market if the downspouts aren’t functioning properly as expected. Here are simple but effective tips in keeping them at their optimal level (and prevent further…

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When You Neglect Your Gutter System
July 1st, 2011

The gutter system is your “roof drainage,” as it collects water, debris and other things nature would put down to your home. A house without gutters have more potential problems than another that has one. However, the gutter system is one of the neglected house components, as people get more focused on “simpler maintenance tasks” – gutters aren’t one of those. People may prefer having a paid service to manage their gutters, but there comes…

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