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Buying into certain home maintenance myths can cause you to waste your hard-earned money. For example, many people believe that DIY gutter covers can adequately protect the gutters. This isn’t true. For reliable gutter protection, you need a product with excellent gutter guard reviews installed by an experienced professional. 

Today, Gutter Helmet® of Northern Minnesota debunks some common home maintenance myths.

 

Myth 1: Your Friend’s Recommendation Is a Good Enough Reason to Hire a Contractor

Recommendations from your friends and family are a good start in narrowing down your options, but taken alone, they aren’t enough. You need to verify the contractors’ certifications, license and other qualifications before deciding they’re right for the job. We also suggest checking out their online reviews and interviewing them before hiring them for your project.

Myth 2: You Don’t Need Project Permits

Many home improvement jobs require permits, especially when the project involves changes to the structure or use of a building or has the potential to create unsafe working conditions. Permits protect you: they ensure safety and the project’s compliance with local building codes. 

Myth 3: You Should Use Natural Cleaners on Your Garbage Disposal

You shouldn’t use lemon to clean your disposal because the acidity can damage your disposal and your pipes over time. A salt and ice mix isn’t a good idea either because it contains metal-eating acid as well, while coffee grinds can accumulate in the drain and cause a clog. The best natural cleaner for your disposal is baking soda.

Gutter Helmet® is the only gutter protection product on the market with a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee. Don’t just take our word for it, however. Visit our website and read all the glowing gutter guard reviews left by our satisfied customers. Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota has decades of combined experience in the home improvement industry. We serve many areas in and around Culver, MN. Call us at (866) 937-3508 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote. You can also contact us here.