If you noticed a waterfall-like effect coming off your rain gutters during the last downpour, it could mean your gutters are clogged with debris and the rain isn’t going where it’s supposed to—into the downspouts and away from your house. This could lead to problems with your foundation or even water in your basement.
You should plan to clean your gutters at least twice a year—more often if there are a lot of trees around. But, this isn’t a job for anyone who is uncomfortable on a ladder, or who lives in a home higher than a single story. In those cases, leave the cleaning job to a pro.
If you do decide to tackle the job yourself, keep a few handy tips in mind:
A little preventive maintenance a couple times a year can keep your gutters going with the flow—and your foundation will thank you for it!