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Maintaining the home is something that is important to every homeowner. Unfortunately, there are a number of different tasks that may be difficult or dangerous for certain people to accomplish. One such task would be gutter downspout cleaning.
It is important that the gutters of the home remain clear and free from any leaves and debris. If a home is in an area that has a lots of trees nearby, the gutters will certainly need cleaning on a yearly basis. If the gutters and downspouts are not cleaned, water can back up in these which can cause damage to the home and even the foundation. Standing water will also attract mold and mildew as well as provide a location for insects such as mosquitoes to breed and lay eggs.
With cleaning these areas, the main concern should be safety. To clean the gutters, one will usually need to get on a ladder. For some homes, the height of the roof is not easily accessible even with a ladder.
There are two main suggestions to help a homeowner with this problem. The first would be the installation of guards that cover the gutters and the downspouts. These guards are designed to allow water to flow into the gutter but will not let any leaves or debris collect in there. With these, there is little to no routine maintenance that is necessary. It is recommended that these guards be installed by a professional to ensure proper placement.
Another option would be to have a professional cleaner take care of the gutter and downspout cleaning on a yearly basis. In going with this option, the homeowner can be reassured that their gutters are cleaned properly and they don't have to do this task themselves.
Gutters should remain clean and clear and there are simple options to ensure this.