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Posts Tagged: downspouts
Quick Tip 13: Frozen Downspout
August 18th, 2011

Frozen downspouts? A hair dryer is actually a quick fix for it, so don’t hesitate to borrow one from your wife, daughter or sister. Then you can carefully thaw the ice with the screwdriver. You can sprinkle ice melt too.

Posted in: Gutter System, Quick Tip


Basement Flooding
August 4th, 2011

Almost every single house in the US has a basement. Who wouldn’t want to? A basement – simply put – is space below a house, like a lower ground floor. Windows can be optional, and can have different locations of access such as a door inside or outside the house. It can be used for a lot of purpose; can be a mini-gym, storage for unused stuff in the house and maybe even a spare…

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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…

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Insects: Keep Them Off the Gutter!
July 8th, 2011

The usual expectations of people when cleaning or checking their gutters are mostly leaves, seeds, twigs and other random stuff from surroundings. However, there’s another potential problem that’s waiting – and if not given prompt attention, it might get worse. INSECTS! Who would’ve thought that even earthworms would reach your gutters? Insects and other critters such as mice can use your gutters as a breeding ground — even as a means of getting access inside…

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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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