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Unkempt Gutters Can Be a Costly Mistake When Selling Your Home This Spring

May 14, 2016 11:33 am

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape before putting it on the market. In addition to cleaning your home’s interior and sprucing up the landscaping, you’ll want to pay attention to the gutters as well.
 
Depending on where you live, if you’ve experienced a brutal fall and winter—or your property has an abundance of trees—the gutters could use some extra attention.
 
While maintaining your gutters can be messy and time-consuming, the last thing you want is for a potential buyer to cross your house off the list because of unsightly gutters. In fact, leftover leaves may be enough to get prospective buyers thinking about whether or not the property has been properly maintained.
 
Besides, gutters are an important part of the home as they transfer rainwater and runoff from the roof away from the house. If they get clogged, numerous problems can occur. From leaks inside the home to foundations becoming more vulnerable due to an excess amount of water, clogged gutters can also cause driveways and pathways around the home to sag and crack.
 
As the temperatures continue to warm up, it’s also important to remember that unkempt gutters can serve as a nesting home for insects and birds. 
 
If you don’t have the time or inclination to clean the gutters yourself, it’s worth spending a little money to hire a gutter cleaning service. If you decide to tackle the job yourself, make sure your ladder is sturdy and you have someone to help. Once everything is removed, take a hose and rinse the gutters out to make sure everything is running smoothly.
 
While it might not seem like a big deal to you, cleaning your gutters in the spring is a project that should be on every sellers to-do list, so be sure to take action before it’s too late.
 
For more information about cleaning your gutters, contact our office today.

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