Gutters and Their Cleanliness
Gutters are an integral part of every home. It provides a path for rain to go down to protect your roof, and walls. Leaves and other debris can clog up the path, however which can lead to extensive water damage and possibly a home for pests. It is recommended to check your gutters regularly, especially during the fall where airborne debris is most common. But as a good rule of thumb, it benefits to check every 4 months.
If you would like to invest in a gutter cover it will significantly reduce the amount of debris that enters the gutter, but there is still a chance for debris to enter in. Your tri-annual checking can be extended to checking yearly. As the debris count decreases significantly.
When you clean your gutters, ensure to safely ascend and descend up your ladder to avoid an unfortunate fall. Check to see if the ladder is stable where you place it. If the ground is too soft, you can always place plywood over it to increase the stability of your ladder. Also ensure you do not lean your ladder directly on the gutters, as the weight will cause the gutters to collapse.
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where you experience water damage to your home. Do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Bangor/Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. Our experienced technicians will swiftly deal with your loss and make it "Like it never even happened."