When the gutters fill with leaves, twigs, or other debris it can cause clogs and backups of water. This water can work its way under the roof and cause leaks in the house. The water can also spill over the gutter and fall straight down and potentially seep into the basement and foundation. Clogged gutters can also cause ice dams in the winter months. These are a few reasons why it is important to clean out your gutters at least once a year.
The easiest way to maintain and clean your gutters is to hire the work out to a professional. But, the national average cost is $158. So, in order to save some money and get a nice sense of achievement, we will go into the steps the average homeowner can take to clean their gutters. Before attempting any home maintenance, be sure you follow and understand all safety procedures on the job you are about to perform.
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