A brush cleaning dirty clogged white plastic pvc gutters and drain pipes with mossy green mould plastic fascias.  Blocked drains and guttering need window cleaners and regular yard work maintenance for good drainage.As you consider 2023, your thoughts may turn to the importance of home maintenance. Your “to do” list for these chores is probably long. But we challenge you to consider adding gutter maintenance to it. As important as regular gutter upkeep is, it’s a task that’s easy to forget. 

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  • Maintain your gutters. Clean them out the same time every year. The start of a new year is the perfect time!
  • Between maintenance, keep an eye on your gutters during heavy rainfalls and spring runoff. The snow melts first and then everything else will quickly follow suit thereafter.

Jets of rain drain into the drainage system on the roof of the house.Inspect for Leaks and Holes

  • An important gutter maintenance step is to look around gutters. Spot signs of water damage, such as peeling paint or chipped wood.
  • Inspect the gutters themselves. Check for rust and holes on the bottom edge of your gutter. This is  where it meets the roof’s fascia board.
  • Check for leaks between seams where two sections of metal are joined together by a rubber seal (this will appear as small gaps at each seam).

If you discover issues with your gutters, contact a professional window cleaner to address repairs. If we can’t fix them ourselves, we know people who can!

Check for Sagging sagging gutter with ice

Clean gutters out once a year or so to remove any leaves, pine needles, and other debris that may have accumulated in the gutters. It is also good to do this during the spring and fall when it is not too hot or cold, as this will make it easier for you to work with a ladder.

Clean the Roof Above Gutters

worker washing the roof with pressurized waterThe gutter is a funnel that catches debris from your roof, but if it’s not cleaned regularly, the water can back up and overflow into your home. This means that you need to make sure that there are no leaves or debris blocking up the gutters on your house. If leaves and other debris get caught in your gutters, use a leaf rake or broom to clean them out before they become too clogged and cause problems for you later.

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  • The gutter system is usually located at the roof line of the house.
  • The gutter system consists of several components, including a downspout, a rain gutter, and a water-carrying section.
  • The downspout is an extension of the roof that serves as the equivalent of a drainpipe for your roof; it directs water away from your home, so it doesn’t get into your foundation or basement.
  • A rain gutter (also known as an eavestrough) attaches to each side of this downspout and carries away any excess water from your roof before it gets near your foundation or basement walls; this keeps them free from moisture damage over time if you live in an area that experiences heavy rainfall during storms throughout most seasons each year.

Keep your Home in Good Condition

Nice curb appeal of grey house with garage and driveway. Column porch with American flag. Northwest, USARegular gutter maintenance is critical to keeping your home in good condition. The gutters are an important part of the foundation of your house, and they can become damaged if they’re not cared for regularly. You should inspect them every spring and fall to make sure there are no leaks or other problems that need to be repaired before winter or summer begins.

About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho

We established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today Call: (208) 600-3154.