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Experts recommend that you evaluate the state of your gutters every year, either by yourself or with the help of a professional. If you’re doing it on your own, it’s important that you’re as thorough as possible when it comes to assessing the state of your gutters. One way to do so is by asking yourself a few questions.

In this post, Mr. Fix It Virginia, one of the area’s leading providers of the best gutter guard system, discusses the questions homeowners should always ask themselves when inspecting their gutters.

Are There Plants Growing or Animals Nesting in Your Gutters?

This is one of the most important questions that you should ask yourself as you assess your gutters. If you spot any plants or animal nests in your gutters, you likely won’t need to repair or replace anything. Instead, you’ll simply have to remove these infestations in your gutters and give it a thorough cleaning afterwards to prevent any instances like this in the future. If you want to take an extra step, you can also have a gutter guard installed.

Are There Any Visible Damages or Are Your Gutters Pulling Away From Your Home?

Be on the lookout for either of these two problems so you can repair or prevent any major issues in the gutter system. Visible damages like cracks prevent your gutters from working as well as they should since it allows the water it catches to spill to the ground and should be repaired immediately. Gutters that are pulling away from your home, meanwhile, will have to be replaced or they can come crashing down on your property.

Is It Continuously Overflowing?

If your gutters are continuously overflowing during storms, it may be time to replace the entire system. This is because it’s possible your gutter system is too small to handle the amount of water that it catches during storms, making it overflow and fall to the ground.

Turn to Mr. Fix It Virginia for your gutter improvement needs. We are your number one provider of the best gutter guard system and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (800) 816-9140 or fill out our contact form to get your free quote. We serve homeowners in Ashland, Virginia and other nearby areas.