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Cleaning Gutters With the Atlanta Home Inspector

Clogged Gutter    

How often do you clean your gutters? It is not uncommon for the Atlanta Home Inspector to find cluttered gutters, particularly this time of the year. There are many reasons to clear the gutters of debris. Not only will the curb appeal increase, but the overall integrity of the home can be enhanced. 

It is a good idea to schedule regular maintenance and up-keep on your home’s gutters. Here are a few pointers to consider when tackling the task:

Ensure that you have a stable ladder before beginning and a bucket or garbage bags to collect the mess.  Scoop the debris from the gutter either by hand or with the aid of a garden tool. Sometimes it is difficult to remove sticks or thick dirt clods from the gutter. If necessary, use a hose to wet down the goop. Take care to not damage the gutter in the process.  The hose can also help to flush out the downspouts. Again, be cautious. Don’t turn the water pressure to full-blast, or there could be a catastrophe when the downspouts and gutters crash to the ground!  If you are comfortable walking on the roof, the cleaning process can be achieved from above the gutter, using a leaf blower. This is typically the method that professional gutter cleaning companies use.

 

Whether or not a professional is hired to clean the gutters, isn’t important ~ the main objective is that they are cleared by someone on a routine basis so that the build- up of muck doesn’t cause damage to the home. The debris can dam-up the gutter making water spill over the sides, leaking onto the home’s siding, or into the roof. It can also attract myriads of bugs and allow spoors to grow.

 

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

 

Comments

David & Bonnie - Thank you for sharing detailed quality information on cleaning gutters with the Atlanta home inspector.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 7 years ago

Good reminder for everyone to get their gutters cleaned David and Bonnie.  A little maintenance can save headaches later.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 7 years ago

So important to keep the gutters clean. I was previewing a property yesterday that was recently listed and my very first observation was, the gutters are in great need of cleaning. Gave that feedback to the listing agent and hopefully, the homeowner will get it taken care of, not just for showing but to prevent bigger problems down the road. Very informative post. 

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) over 7 years ago

This is a great reminder for everyone! It is also one thing that needs to be done BEFORE the home is put on the market!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 7 years ago

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