Get Your Rain Gutters Ready!
April showers bring May flowers. It’s a saying that has been around for ages and one we all know quite well. With April right around the corner, it’s important to take care of the areas around your home that get hit the hardest during spring rains - your gutters.
A house that isn’t ready for rain is vulnerable to major problems such as landscape erosion, siding rot, roof damage, mold issues, a cracked foundation, leaking windows/doors, water-logged basements and major water damage to all areas of your home. By taking care of your gutters well before the rain begins, you’ll save yourself the headache, hassle and money that comes along with such problems.
So, where should you start? First things first, get outside and take a good, hard look at your rain gutters. Inspect them thoroughly for damage such as cracks, rust and dips. If you notice any of these things these could all be signs that it is time to replace your gutters or seek professional repairs.
On top of inspecting for damage, you will most likely notice a lot of leaves and debris that need to be cleaned out. Be sure to get rid of all of the build-up or call in a professional to ensure the job is done correctly. You’ll be surprised at what comes piling out of those pipes! Be sure to wear heavy duty gloves and a mask to avoid airborne allergens that come along with those dirty leaves.
Another thing to look out for is the presence of green algae, black algae, moss, lichen or mold hiding in your gutters. If you choose to overlook this mildew it will further effect your gutter flow, contribute to rust and affect the overall appearance of your home.
Don’t let rain and water damage put a damper on your spring season. If water damage happens to you, be sure to call Taylored Restoration for our 24/7 Emergency water restoration services.