Gutters & Downspouts

Cleaning: As part of normal maintenance, the Homeowner should keep gutters clear of debris. Leaves are most common, but any debris could clog the gutters and cause them to overflow. Homeowner should check gutters periodically to insure proper functioning; excess snow should be brushed off downspouts with a broom as soon as possible. Severe ice or snow build-up can damage gutters.

Ladders: Do not lean ladders against gutters.

Leaks: If a joint between sections of gutter drips, caulk the inside joint using a gutter caulking compound available at hardware stores.

Overflow: Gutters may overflow during periods of excessively heavy rain. It is expected that water will stand for short periods of time in gutters immediately after rain. No correction is required for these conditions.

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