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04/30/2015
Making sure that the water flows away from your property is the first step to prevent water damage, which can seriously deteriorate the conditions of your roof and foundation. This spring is the perfect time to perform this simple maintenance, and If you are wondering how to carry out this activity, at Buffalo Builders DKI in Colorado Springs, we created the following post containing useful advice on this topic. 

Getting Ready

This task involves working with heights and you have to be prepared to reduce any fall hazard. Check that your ladder isn’t damaged or worn and don’t work in high winds or adverse weather conditions. Also, look for overhead power lines and avoid working next to them, and wear non slip footwear and get help when needed.

Cleaning

Remember that bacteria will thrive in the leaves and other debris in your gutters, so wear your work gloves to protect your hands, as you will be using them to remove larger remains. A trowel is perfect to scoop smaller debris. Use your hose to wash the gutters, which will allow you spotting any clogs in your downspouts. 

Downspouts

In case there is a clog, you can easily remove it by detaching the lower part of the downspout and using your hose to clear it away. In case you need an extra hand, be sure to contact a professional. 

You should perform this simple chore at least twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, and don’t forget that your downspouts should extend at least 6 feet from your walls. Also, gutter guards are an easy way to keep your gutters clean, so consider installing them. Last but not least, be sure to read our guide on lowering the humidity levels at home

During an emergency situation, you will need a responsible and efficient company that provides you with a solution for your problem, and at Buffalo Builders DKI, you will find the experience and attention your case demands. Consider us next time you are looking for property restoration in Colorado Springs. Call (719) 578-8100 to learn more about our services.