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Key Maintenance Plan - Tip #5

Gutter Maintenance: (sourced various websites)

When neglected, experts say gutters can turn from a necessity to a nightmare. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Contractors say stuffed-up gutters also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs from bee infestations.

Perhaps the most common ailment to both cleaned and uncleaned gutters is a leak. Easily found and repaired during routine inspection of the gutter, a leak that goes unfixed can cause major damage to the exterior of your home and even the gutter itself. A leak can cause mold and rotting, leading to the gutter giving way and falling from your roof.

Other results from neglected gutter maintenance – leaking basements, foundation cracks, driveway damage, drowning landscape.

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