Inspect Your Gutters Before It Starts Raining!

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Now is the time to check out what’s accumulated in your gutters and drainpipes, and on your roof too. If you’re brave enough to climb up on your roof, you will be amazed at what you may find. He suggests wearing rubber gloves to remove all debris, birds’ nests, and especially your kids’ lost balls. Some balls are just the perfect size to block the drainpipes. Run some water to make sure it flows easily through the downspouts. If drains are plugged, the overflow may leak inside walls, causing major damage. Unless you have a lot of trees, inspecting the roof once a year will suffice. Roofing companies will do inspections and gutter and drain cleaning for $150 to $500, depending on the size of the house.