KEEP YOUR GUT SLIM THIS YEAR

Hi everyone! Thank you for reading Exterior and Interior Painting Specialists Blog! Today we are going to break down how to keep your gutters clean and leak free!

**WARNING- Always use caution when cleaning your gutters, they are sharp. Follow all safety procedures**

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YOU NEED 

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • rubber gloves
  • ladder horns
  • ladder
  • small scoop
  • hose
  • tarp
  1. First attach ladder horns to ladder- this will protect your gutter from any damage and help secure you.
  2. Lay out tarp underneath the gutters
  3. Next toss leaves on tarp, use scoop to get extra goop
  4. Continue through all gutters
  5. After cleaning up tarp and use hose to run water through the gutters. This will help check for any leaks. – check all around the house, if there is water on the house/ground see HOW TO FIX A LEAK IN GUTTERS

HOW TO FIX A LEAK IN GUTTERS

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YOU NEED

  • Ladder
  • Screw driver
  • silicone caulk
  • caulking gun
  • If there is any rust present on the gutters you also need-
  • Medium grit sand paper
  • utility knife
  • wire brush
  • spray paint
  1. After running water through the gutters and checking for water, locate the leak.
  2. Disconnect the seams
  3. Use utility knife to scrape off old caulk
  4. Use caulking gun and caulk and apply to inner lip
  5. Screw in screws

IF THERE IS RUST

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  1.  Follow same steps 1-3
  2. Use wire brush on rust, then sand paper
  3. Use rust-resistant outdoor spray paint
  4. give time to dry before continue the above steps 4 & 5.

6 SIGNS YOU NEED NEW GUTTERS

**Neglected Gutter damage will cause further damage to soffit and fascia**

1. Any cracks

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2. Gutters sagging or pulling away

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3. Pools of water or signs of mildew around the foundation

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4. Water damage or marks underneath the gutter

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5. Paint peeling on gutters

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6. Flecks of orange (rust) is in the water

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