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2-10 Maintenance Guide / Exterior Maintenance / Gutters and Downspouts

Exterior Maintenance

Gutters and Downspouts

To make sure they operate as intended
Twice a year
  • If comfortable, inspect and clean on a ladder yourself. Never reach to clear debris. If you can’t reach it, move your ladder.
  • Make sure gutters are sloped to drain toward downspouts and that water drains a minimum of five feet away from the foundation as it discharges from downspouts.
  • When on the ground, inspect gutters from underneath and look for leaks, rust spots, or holes. Caulk as necessary.
  • You can also hire a professional gutter cleaner.