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All parts of your home require proper care to perform properly and last as long as expected, including your gutter protection system. A proactive approach toward home maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs and major headaches. However, always be careful when doing these tasks to avoid accidental damage. 

Gutter Maintenance

Keep reading to discover common home maintenance mistakes to avoid this fall. 

Not Addressing Water Damage

You should address water damage immediately to avoid further issues in your home. Failure to deal with this problem can lead to mold growth, which is not only unsightly but can also affect your indoor air quality and your family’s health. Once widespread, mold can become difficult and expensive to remove. 

Allowing Debris to Build Up in Your Gutters

You should never allow dried leaves, branches and other debris to build up in your gutters. Once your gutters are clogged, water can back up to the roof and overflow onto your siding. Over time, this can lead to water damage both in and out of your home. An inefficient gutter system can also compromise your basement and foundation and even cause erosion in your landscaping. 

One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to invest in a quality gutter protection system. It will prevent debris from entering and clogging your gutters, resulting in better water flow and protection against damage. With gutter guards, you won’t need to worry about constantly cleaning your gutters. 

Delaying Home Maintenance

It’s a common mistake to neglect your home until an obvious problem develops. However, odds are you could have avoided the problem (and the associated expense and hassle) in the first place with regular maintenance. To avoid neglecting important maintenance tasks, consider creating calendar reminders on your phone. 

For quality gutter protection systems, choose Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota. Call us at (800) 824-3772 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve clients in and around Duluth, MN.  

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