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Home maintenance starts with clean gutter systems


Home maintenance starts with clean gutter systems.

Water is one of the top destructive forces for buildings.   Your roof, exterior walls, soil grading, and drainage systems play a primary role in controlling the water and directing it away from the interior of the home and just as importantly the foundation of the home.   When you controlling this exterior moisture and divert it away from the home, you are taking an important step toward creating a healthy home interior.

Be sure to clean your roof gutters on a regular basis and consider installing a gutter guard system if you have trees near your roofline. Cleaning gutters can be dangerous if you are not used to working on ladders, roofs, and near power lines. There are many companies that will handle this for you and gutter guards can significantly reduce the frequency of cleaning needed. If you have trees near the home, debris such as pollination material in the Spring, branches and twigs throughout the year, and leaves or animal nesting material can collect on your roof and clog the gutter systems. Many gutters need cleaned multiple times per year to ensure they remain clear and free flowing.

Watch this short video to learn more. https://youtu.be/XjN4HE_PWsU     Good home maintenance starts with clean gutter systems!

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Evergreen Property Inspectors is a member of ASHI, InterNACHI, and in the State of Illinois which has a licensing program we are properly licensed for home inspection and radon measurement services. Evergreen has inspectors living around the St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois where we provide residential and commercial property inspections for clients looking to live or invest in our region. Contact us to book our services.

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