"Overfilled gutters can create a waterfall effect onto your garden beds below. Although waterfalls are a beautiful sight in nature, they’re not so marvelous when they’re caused from a blocked gutter." ORIGINAL POST: http://blog.homesales.com.au/latest/dirty-gutters-putting-buyers-off/
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“My basement is leaking and I need someone to come out right away and fix my gutters.” We occasionally get phone calls that start with these words. The following is a list of questions we will ask you to determine if your gutters are the problem or if it may be something else:
- Are your gutters clean or do you have a waterfall coming from your gutters when it rains?
- Are you sure the downspouts are not clogged and water is flowing from them during heavy rainfall?
- Do all the downspouts have at least 3’ extensions?
- Are the gutters leaking?
- Are the gutters free of standing water/correctly pitched?
If you can answer yes to all these questions, you don’t have a gutter problem. You will need to contact a company that specializes in basement leaks. However, once your basement is dry again, the staff at Alloy Gutter Company wants to help you keep your gutter system operating properly. Make sure to call Alloy for any gutter cleaning or repair work you may need in the future.
- Clean out the garage (before you go out and repurchase things you already own)
- Wash the windows (nothing lets in more sunlight than clean shiny windows)
- Wash the patio furniture (setting it back outside again will put a smile on your face)
- Hose off the front porch (playing with water is always a fun thing)
- Clean out the flowerbeds (get ready for the flowers before you bring them home)
- Clean out the gutters (make sure they are in good repair and ready for spring rains)
Few events in life are more exciting than the purchase of your first home. It’s so much fun to dream about all the improvements you’ll be making to create your own special place. Picking out pretty flowers and other landscaping upgrades are usually placed at the top of the new homeowner’s priority list. However, once they have the keys in hand, most homeowners learn that there are some maintenance issues that must be given immediate attention.
It was a beautiful summer evening and we were looking forward to some relaxation time out on the new patio. What a treat after spending the day cutting grass and weeding the flower beds. Lawn furniture was arranged and cool drinks were carried outside. The first minute or two was peaceful and then I felt the first bite. Within the next couple of minutes we were swarmed by mosquitoes! This was certainly not the backyard retreat I had envisioned.
As we ran for shelter I wondered where all the pests were coming from. This issue had to be dealt with immediately. The next morning we checked the gutters and they were full of debris and standing water. The perfect environment for mosquito breeding! However, the pests were quickly flushed away by cleaning out those dirty gutters. And so this story has the happy ending of two new homeowners with clean gutters, no mosquitoes and relaxing nights on their new patio!
Don’t let dirty gutters ruin your spring and summer nights. Be sure to put gutter cleaning at the top of your to-do list. A quick call to Alloy Gutter Company is all it takes to get those gutters cleaned. Don’t experience the aggravation of being bugged by your gutters!
Every spring we see advertisements that encourage us to freshen up the exteriors of our homes. It’s so easy to get excited about adding beautiful flowering plants and fresh mulch to our landscapes. Everyone wants their home to have great curb appeal. However, few people realize how important gutters are to maintaining the curb appeal of their homes.
Spring showers are great for greening up your landscape but if your gutters are leaking, those beautiful foundation plantings are taking a beating. Make sure you look up during those rain showers to be sure your gutters are not overflowing and are draining the rain water away from your home’s foundation. Stop any water erosion by having your gutters cleaned, repaired or replaced.
Gardening is hard work and we want our efforts to pay off for many years to come. Don’t let the rain wash away all your hard labor. I have learned this lesson the hard way; one of my spring projects is to add soil and grass seed to an area where the soil eroded due to an overflowing gutter. Don’t let this happen to you.