Category: Gutter Maintenance

Is it Safe to Powerwash Your Gutters?

Cleaning out gutters isn’t the most fun job to do, but if neglected, you may find yourself with a basement flood or rotted siding. While the material of you gutter can handle a powerwash, it doesn’t mean power washing won’t cause damage. Since the powerwasher is pressure-heavy, the force can remove your gutters from the… Read more »

How Dirty Gutters Attract Pests

Do you notice that after a heavy rainstorm, there is sometimes a surge in how many bugs are around your home? They may be there because of the build-up of your gutters. If you have dirty or clogged gutters, you are inviting bugs and other pests to call your gutters their new home. Several pests… Read more »

Ways to Prevent Nesting in Your Gutters

Bird nesting in gutter

While we all want to be kind to our furry and feathery friends, we also want to protect our homes. Birds and other animals often seek out gutters as their perfect place to build their nests. So, how can you prevent nesting in your gutters? Here are some ways you can send these nesting critters… Read more »

How to Keep Squirrels and Other Rodents Out of Your Gutter System

Squirrels and other small rodents love finding warm places to hide in our homes, but the feeling is far from mutual. These critters’ teeth continually grow, so they often gnaw on windowsills, siding, fascia and even electrical wiring. What’s more, female squirrels may think your gutters are the perfect spot for a nest, leading to… Read more »

Clean Your Gutters to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

Summer may be winding down, but it’s still mosquito season. If you’re one of the many homeowners who put off cleaning their gutters, you may be unwittingly creating the perfect habitat for these pesky creatures. Here’s what happens: As twigs and leaves fall from trees onto your roof, they get washed into your downspouts and… Read more »

Keep Wildlife out of Your Gutters With These Helpful Tips

Did you know that residential gutter systems can become havens for local wildlife if they’re not properly cleaned and maintained? From birds to squirrels and even disease-carrying mosquitoes, we’ve seen all kinds of critters in residential gutters over the years. The good news is, there are steps you can take to prevent small animals from… Read more »