Preparing Gutters For Fall

Preparing your Gutters for Fall

Published On: September 28, 2017Categories: Plumbing

Between the colorful leaves and pleasant weather, fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Central Ohio. While the area is undeniably beautiful during these few months, the falling leaves and colder temperatures create a “to-do” list necessary to prepare your home for the upcoming change of season.

Easily one of the most dreaded parts of yard work this time of the year is cleaning the gutters. However unpleasant this job may be, it’s absolutely necessary in making sure your gutters are clean, unclogged, and damage-free just in time for the approaching onslaught of rain and snow. To make this chore as painless as possible, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks that will guarantee gutter-cleaning success.

Clean often

During the fall, it’s easy for leaves and other natural debris to get stuck in your gutters and create a clog. The best way to prevent excessive gutter backup during the autumn months is to clean them several times throughout the year. The fall is by far one of those times when gutters need multiple cleanings. In order to prevent clogs, professionals recommend having your gutters cleaned at least twice a year.

Trim nearby trees and branches

As fall already includes falling leaves and twigs, make the season easier on yourself by t