If anything, Central Ohio is known and beloved for the colorful leaves and beautiful fall weather that makes the cold, harsh winters worth it. Plenty of pumpkin spice and football to soak in before the falling leaves and colder temperatures create a to-do list for the upcoming change. Why Is It Important to Clean My Gutters? The essential design of gutters is to collect rainwater from the roof and carry it away from the exterior of the home through downspouts. Leaves and debris are the main culprit in clogged gutters, which will cause water puddling. Meaning, if the gutter is clogged due to the wet leaves, the water will overflow and eventually spill over, leaking into your home. To avoid the thousands of dollars that will contribute to damages from your roof, foundation, and exterior, we recommend the below steps to prevent outrageous costs. Clean Often You’ll hear about cleaning your gutters twice a year, and we do recommend a fall and spring cleaning. It wouldn’t hurt to clean right after the summer storms, when high winds tend to blow debris around. Not into cleaning your gutters? CJE Restoration offers gutter guards for customers that never want to worry about cleaning their gutters. We’d be happy to give you a customer quote for these. Simply click here. Trim Nearby Trees and Branches By clearing out nearby trees, the lesser the chance of the leaves falling onto the roof and sliding into the gutter. Do an Inspection & Check for Damages? Grab the hose after clearing the leaves and flush out the gutters; this will be a perfect time to see if you can spot any leaks or clogs to your gutters. Spend time checking your downspouts for clogs; by running the water, you’ll notice if there is anything that is blocked – and easily remove it with a tool to flush it all out. Lastly, check the gutters to ensure its securely attached to the fascia any leaks are sealed. Call or Hire a Professional If you decide that you might need to replace the gutters, calling someone to help is key in figuring out which gutters might be best for you. Our Columbus-based team strives to take care of your gutter needs so you can spend more time enjoying the fall. What CJE Restoration offers: - Seamless Aluminum Gutters - Gutter Repair & Replacement Why Seamless Aluminum Gutters? Tired of the leaking, the seamless aluminum gutters are a popular choice due to having no seams – which ensures that the water can effectively and safely be propelled away from the exterior of the home. With fall on our doorstep, you’ll want to be sure that your gutters are clean and in good shape to beat the winter months. The cold months only bring ice, snow, and possible winter storms that can result in dire conditions; keeping the gutters clean will ensure they don’t get weighed down once the snow starts falling.