One Way to Avoid Water Damage
Who likes to clean out gutters? You know, the soggy, wet, brown leaves that have turned to mush and mold and have been there since last year? If you have gutter guards, that can help in a huge way to keep leaves and other debris from entering and making a home in your gutters. Even with gutter guards, I have seen maple trees growing out of gutters. Those pesky little “helicopters” can take root just about anywhere. So, what’s the big deal if there are a few mushy leaves or trees in your gutter? You probably know or maybe have experienced this already. When gutters are full of debris, during a heavy downpour the rain has nowhere to go. It quickly backs up and can seep through your roof. Pretty soon you have a water spot in the corner of your room on the ceiling or maybe even along a line between your ceiling and your wall. What a pain that is!! You can paint over it of course, but if you don’t get out and clean your gutters, or pay someone else to do it, you may have this problem the next time there is a heavy downpour. Now that the leaves are starting to fall, it’s a good reminder to get out there and make time for your favorite chore which is cleaning gutters!
Jane Freeman is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance at Peck and Wood Insurance. If you have an insurance question you would like to have addressed email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org