Prevent Fall Water Damage with Clean Gutters

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Prevent Fall Water Damage with Clean Gutters

Throughout the year and especially during the fall, debris, leaves and other matter accumulate in your gutters and clogs your downspouts. With your gutters not working efficiently, ice dams and puddles can form and lead to potential roof damage and leaks or even overflow causing basement flooding. One of the best ways to prevent fall water damage is with clean gutters.


To prevent this damage from happening, it is important to clean your gutters twice a year.  Spring and fall are usually when they need it most. Try to pick a day when it has been dry for two to three days to allow all materials to dry out before cleaning.

>>Learn More: Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

How to Clean Your Gutters:


  • Remove all leaves, sticks or other  large debris from the gutters.  Use a gutter scoop to remove all fine debris and make sure to screens or guards of any debris as well.
  • Using a garden hose, spray gutters to remove any other debris that still remains.  Make sure to spray in the direction of a down spout.
  • Check downspout for clogs and possibly use a plumbers snake to remove excessive clogs.
  • To prevent excessive clogs, consider adding protection such as mesh gutter guards, downspout screens or guards.

If  you find yourself in a jam after a missed gutter cleaning or a roof leak from other causes, AmeriClean is proud to offer 24/7 emergency services to Northwest Indiana residents.

About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana.  Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area RugCeramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties.  For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.

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