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What should you look for in a gutter guard system?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Gutter Guards, gutter rx, gutterrx | Comments Off

Unlike some manufacturers of gutter guards would have you believe, gutter guard technology is far from rocket science. Consider what it is you are trying to accomplish……keeping leaves from clogging the rain gutter so that the water collected in the gutter can flow freely to the downspouts. If the gutter gets clogged, thereby forming a dam of sorts, water will overflow. It will overflow the front of the gutter resulting in pooling around the base of the house which can cause costly damage to the crawlspace area or basement. The water build up in the gutter will also seep over the back of...

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Best Gutter Cleaning Products

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Gutter Cleaning | 6 comments

       When it comes time to clean your gutters, aside from ladders, pressure washers, & a variety of buckets, there aren’t a lot of advertised products designed to reduce your overall time on the ladder. From robots to pressure washer attachments, scoops to gutter tongs, these products are designed to save you time & money, so maintaining vital efficiency of your gutters will be a much smoother & safer task. Without a doubt, using a pressure washer is the best method for cleaning gutters. Debris & sediment won’t stand a chance against the force of the water, & the grime & film that...

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Ladder Safety for Gutter Maintenance

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repair | 0 comments

      When using a ladder to service your gutters or, honestly, for any reason at all, safety should always be your number one concern. Annually, there are approximately 222,000 people taken to the emergency room for ladder-related injuries. What’s more, many of these accidents occur because of improper ladder use, & could have been prevented simply by taking a few precautions before hopping on the ladder. Follow these guidelines for safe ladder usage & to prevent a trip to the hospital. First & foremost, avoid using a ladder alone. Having a friend assist while you’re working can make...

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Gutter Cleaning

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in | Comments Off

          It is very significant to keep your gutter system routinely cleaned by removing leaves, twigs, & debris which clog your gutters causing them to overflow & leak with water. This debris hinders your gutters from doing their job of diverting water away from your home a proper gutter cleaning is essential. This will lead to more costly damage to your home. Moreover, a clogged gutter can easily lead to faster deterioration of your gutter system. During the winter’s freezing temperatures, a clogged gutter can lead to an “ice dam” where backed up water freezes. This frozen...

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