When I look out into my back yard, there are several different shades of brightly colored leaves, and they are just beautiful to look at. But any day now, they are going to fly off the trees and into my gutters!
That means it's time to call the gutter guy. Actually, this year I'm thinking about installing the gutters that have caps on them that allow the water to flow in, but keep leaves out. There are several different types that I'm checking out, and while I'm sure they'll cost more than standard gutters, I'll save money over the years because they'll need cleaning less often.
A few years ago, I ignored my gutters in the fall, and during a heavy downpour, I almost paid the price when water poured into the stairwell by my back door and almost swamped the drain by the back door.
Washington is famous for it's wonderful tree canopy, and our tree-lined streets are one thing that makes the city a beautiful place to live. At the same time, it's important to take care of cleaning your gutters at least once a year in the fall. And if you are not among the young and the agile when it comes to ladders, you can become a local job creator! Hire someone to do it properly!
If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help! I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Email me at Housepat@mac.com, or call 202-549-5167