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Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts

Written by Frank on . Posted in SWAT News

With all the rainy weather we’ve been having, you may have noticed your gutters overflowing. Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your home. Whether it’s leaves, pine needles or even birds nesting in your gutters, you want the water to flow freely to the downspouts and away from your house.

It’s Gutter Cleaning Time

When the weather permits, get out there to inspect and clean your gutters. Make sure that any chronic issues are addressed before they become a problem. Call the professionals at SWAT Services if you’re not comfortable getting up on the roof.

Clean Out Debris The first thing you need to do when you’re checking your gutters is to make them visible, and this means that you need to remove debris from the area. Use gloves to scoop out debris such as sticks, needles, and leaves from your gutters. It is important to make sure that the gutters are clear of all debris – you don’t want standing water in your gutters.

Check for Damage After you’ve cleaned your gutters, you may see areas that are rusted, holes that need to be filled, or places where the gutter is askew. Move sagging areas upward with pliers. Make a note of rusty areas or holes and ensure that you replace extremely rusty areas and fix gaps or leaks.

Repair the Leaks

After your gutters are clean, it’s time to check for leaks. Take a look inside and outside the gutters to find areas of buckling or places where there are visible holes. You can also run a bit of water through the gutters to find smaller leaks. If you find a leak, you can either call in a gutter professional or fix it yourself with a patch of metal flashing adhered with roofing cement or by applying gutter or silicone caulking around a clean, dry piece of gutter.

Check Your Roof, Too

While you’re up on the ladder cleaning your gutters, it’s a good idea to check out your roof. From loose shingles that cause leaks to ponding water caused by clogged or inadequate gutters, your gutter system and your roofing work together. Make sure that you fix any areas of poor repair, and watch for gutter problems that could be causing issues on your roof.

Clean Your Gutters Now – Take Advantage of Our Gutter Cleaning Special

If you notice any of these issues affecting your gutters, let us know and we’ll be glad to assist you. We are currently running a special for the whole month – $150 for gutter cleaning up to 2 stories! No need to risk getting hurt on the roof!

Call SWAT – (770) 565-7928

SWAT Services is based in Marietta. Call us first for gutter cleaning and repairs in Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Roswell and metro Atlanta.

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