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Fall is Coming! Clean Your Gutters

homeowners insuranceOctober is here, and coming up with great costume ideas, don’t forget to take care of some practical details as well.

It’s a good idea to clean your gutters at least twice a year, in the fall and making sure mold doesn’t start growing in your home.

If you want to protect your home and avoid having to file a claim on your homeowner’s insurance, make sure to do the following:

Clean gutters. Remove all leaves, sticks, and injuries that occur on your property.

Remove clogs. You may need to use a hose with a pressure nozzle, or a plumber’s snake, to deal with the toughest clogs.

Install gutter guards. These help to prevent debris from entering gutters in the first place, so your next cleaning job will be a lot easier. Gutter guards are available at home improvement stores, and you can hire a professional to install them if you feel unsure of your do-it-yourself abilities.

Reattach sagging gutters. Any gutters that are sagging will prevent water from flowing properly, and reattached.