3 Reasons to Clean Your Gutters Before Winter

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Yes we know it’s only August and chances are that the last thing you are thinking about is winter. The kids are going back to school, for goodness sakes. But you should clean your gutters before winter comes. Why? Well, here are three good reasons below.

Clean Your Gutters to Avoid Problems with Sagging

When the weather turns cold, water is going to freeze and trap all of the debris that is in the gutters. This means that there is going to be a lot of weight in your gutters and make them sag. Not only is this going to look horrible, but it can also put a lot of strain on the gutters and the hardware. Eventually, your gutters may fall down.

Clean Your Gutters to Avoid Dangerous Ice Dams

Yes, icicles are beautiful. Even though they are going to look great, those icicles are from ice dams. Not only can they cause a lot of damage to the roof of your house, but also to the remainder of the house. In addition, a falling icicle can injure anyone who is walking below it.

Clean Your Gutters to Keep the Pests Away

Simply because winter has come you don’t have to breathe a sigh of relief thinking that pests aren’t a problem. Even though there’s no guarantee that a clean gutter isn’t going to repel foraging insects and rodents, it’s going to make it a lot less hospitable to them and make them more likely to look elsewhere.

In addition, those decaying leaves could foster the growth of bacteria and mold. This stuff is like turning the light on for hungry rodents and insects. So, clean up your gutters to help avoid these problems.

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