September is here and that means it’s time for the weather to cool and the leaves to change. Shortly after they change however, they’re going to fall. Falling leaves means gutter troubles, but there are a few things that you can do to ensure a smooth transition into the colder months. Are you ready to take a look at some of the things that you can do to prepare your gutters for fall? Let’s dive in.
Give your gutters a fresh start before the clutter comes.
Leaves, acorns, and other tree-related debris are about to start coming down. Make sure you’ve had your gutters cleaned before the onslaught or you may find them overwhelmed. Fall and winter are the most dangerous times for gutter related issues and the damages that come with them. If ever there were a time to get ahead of your gutter maintenance, this is it. Along with regular maintenance, you should go ahead and take care of any repairs and update that you might want to make now rather than later. Things like painting your gutters should be done before they get assaulted by pine cones.
Put the yard in order before the cold comes.
To save your gutters the trouble, you should make sure that you have done all you can to reduce the amount of potential debris that your gutters could be bothered by. Trees, especially the kind that shed acorns or pine cones, should be trimmed back when possible. Invest in an extra long pair of shears for this purpose to save you from climbing a ladder or simply call a professional to handle it for you. Every year, hundreds of people fall while pruning trees. Rather than take the chance, just phone it in and save yourself the trouble. The thing you need to focus on is cleanliness. Make sure that there isn’t anything that could potentially cause issue for your gutters down the line and you’ll have a much easier fall and winter!
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