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Gutters full of Debris

Mar 31, 2021 2:07:19 PM / by Inspectify

Gutters full of debris

What it is:

Whether from a recent storm, a change in seasons, or just years of never getting around to it, leaves and other debris pile up fast in your home’s rain gutters. While it might be tedious, keeping your gutters clean can save you from future headaches.


What it means:

Rain gutters serve a variety of purposes, from keeping you dry when going in and out of your house during a storm to reducing the risk of flooding or other water related damage. When debris builds up in your gutters, it makes it so they can’t do their job; which puts your home at risk.


How to fix it:

There are a few ways to clean out your gutters. Leaf blowers often come with narrow nozzle attachments that are great for blowing the debris out of your gutters for you to then sweep up and throw away. Wet/dry vacuums or even a garden hose can also get the job done. If you’re looking to avoid cleaning gutters in the future, installing gutter guards can stop leaves, dirt, and other debris from getting in.



12.6% of home inspections report gutters filled with debris


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