Home Inspector Inspect thyself!!

Home Inspector with Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.

This morning I went to the eye doctor for my annual check up. I was driving home feeling good that all is well with my eyeballs, and thinking about fixing the brakes on my daughters bicycle. I get a few houses away from my house, and I noticed something about my house that just made me say, UGH!!!! It is that time of year again. ALREADY!?!? When you think about doing something twice a year it seems pretty easy. But, when it is this. it seems like just yesterday that it was done. If I let it go it can lead to all kinds of problems like water in my basement, rising damp in the exterior brick work, efflorescence, insects and other issues. Whenever I perform a home inspection I suggest to the clients that they perform this maintenance twice a year to avoid the issues already stated. Here is what I saw.....



Leaves in gutter



















Time to clean the gutters!!! AGAIN!!


Comments (2)

Dennis Goudreau

so true Mike so true

Apr 18, 2009 08:29 AM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Mike--you are in Illinois; lived there for a few years and the weather in some parts of that State are not so much different from here in Michigan. Take heart, we had COLD weather just 2-3 days ago & who is to say that we won't again soon. No One wants to clean gutters in the Cold wind, rain or snow!
Wait until, May is here to stay and then while tripping through those tulips, hold that little girl up there & teach her how much FUN it is to help Daddy take all that ???? out of the Gutters. Do it now while she is young because girls learn very quickly that they are being tricked...boys on the other hand, let them get up on that roof with permission & they can be taught all kinds of jobs to do. LOL
Hoping for Spring, even if it means we clean gutters too.
Barb & Sal 


Apr 23, 2009 01:44 PM

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