Although homeowners don’t often think about gutters, they represent one of the most important components of the home. By collecting and redirecting water, they keep interiors and exteriors dry and attractive. When homeowners choose gutters in the right styles and colors, they also accentuate a home’s outer beauty. When gutters cease to operate as they should, the effects on a home can spell disaster. Budget-conscious homeowners may hesitate to replace faulty gutters, opting instead to repair them. But how does one know when repair is no longer an affordable or practical option?
With the arrival of spring comes spring cleaning. While most homeowners think of this as an indoor chore, the outside of your house needs plenty of attention, as well. In particular, gutters can get extremely messy over the winter. This leads to headaches and possible dangers if they aren’t cleaned properly. Today, we’ll give you a basic primer on what to watch out for when cleaning gutters and how to clean them safely.