So Its That Time Of Year Again, Get The Ladder.

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So Its That Time Of Year Again,

Get The Ladder.

 

We try to get to many of the properties to clear the gutters before the major rain season. That has been interesting in the drought years! :) The idea is the get the months of debris out so that the water can flow freely during the heavy rains. There can be some problems though.

 

Not all of the leaves have fallen from the trees and will be falling and clogging downspouts despite the cleaning. Of course the initial cleaning will reveal rusty parts, loose gutters, and leaks that need to be addressed. It is best to get this taken care of before the rains.

 

Contact a contractor who has experience in gutter repairs and installation.

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
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Yes, gutter cleaning is tricky business.  Here we have lots and lots and lots of leaves and still a few more to fall.

Nov 25, 2014 06:26 PM #1
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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On virtually every inspection I do where the house has the ability to acquire leaves and such in the gutters, I recommend solid gutter covers.

I have K-Guard Gutters on my house.  They are terrific.

Nov 25, 2014 06:54 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366  I just called for my properties to have the gutters cleaned....all the leaves have fallen and I want this done before the real snowy weather hits us....

Nov 25, 2014 07:49 PM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
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Yes we still have leaves left to fall, and it's supposed to snow 7-10 inches today so it might be a bit late!

Nov 25, 2014 08:00 PM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

So glad I'm in an apartment now instead of managing those two houses.....

Nov 25, 2014 08:53 PM #5
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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There are different concerns throughout the country when it comes to gutters Debbie Gartner 

Nov 25, 2014 09:22 PM #6
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Those K-Guard Gutters look pretty well designed, don't have them myself Jay Markanich 

Nov 25, 2014 09:23 PM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Getting ahead of the snow fall is pretty important I hear Barbara Todaro

Nov 25, 2014 09:25 PM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Holy Cow Kat Palmiotti , that's a lot of snow!

Nov 25, 2014 09:26 PM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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Roger D. Mucci - I bet you were pretty good at managing those homes!

Nov 25, 2014 09:41 PM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Tom,

Just had our gutters looked at..we do have the gutter guards which we love..great reminder to get out there and tackle this maintenance item on our homes!

Nov 25, 2014 10:03 PM #11
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Tom. I promise you, in our area the leaves are long gone and none are in our gutters, but your post is timely in your part of the country for sure.

Nov 25, 2014 10:12 PM #12
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I see gutters spilling over. Clean them out and it will help ward off problems later.

Nov 25, 2014 10:59 PM #13
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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Tom it is amazing how many people neglect this. I wonder what is the percentage of  gutters that are caked full of leaves and debris? Something so simple can cause so much damage if not taken care of properly.

Nov 25, 2014 11:13 PM #14
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Tom, No question , cleaning gutters is an important task no matter where you live. We get all kinds of debris in gutters here. 

Nov 26, 2014 03:53 AM #15
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My husband just mentioned this the other day...it's on the list.  Unfortunately it's been snowing all day today. Plus, we still have leaves on the trees!

Nov 26, 2014 05:56 AM #16
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Mike Young
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I saw a guy cleaning my neighbor's gutters and asked about the cost, he charged only $99 if he could di it right then. I had seen water overflowing the gutters on a couple of occasions so I jumped at the chance. He found two small basketballs and a tennis ball that were blocking the drains on three of my downspouts. Almost no leaves. Who would have guessed, I don't kids at home. LOL

Nov 27, 2014 10:57 AM #17
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