Louisville Ky Home Inspection Tip

Fall Leaves

Fall is here and the leaves are beginning to ( if they have not already) fall.  There are a few things we need to start doing to get our homes ready for the fall season and one of the first items to address is gutters.  Although not real glamorous-gutters serve a great purpose for our home.

First they keep the water from running right down on our heads when we are trying to enter our homes, second they make great nesting places for birds and finally and more importantly they keep water away from the foundation of our home.  That is the reason for the post- AC Repair hate to tell you this but it is time to think about cleaning our gutters.

Keep in mind that if you have a tall home, do not like heights or lack the skills to clean your gutters please call someone to help you.  There are many company’s out there cleaning gutters for reasonable prices so please go and View the Vale Carpet Cleaning Cardiff website.  If you are comfortable, make sure your ladder has a sold foundation on the ground and be careful,you do not want to turn a pleasurable experience like cleaning the gutters into a trip to the emergency room!

Make sure you get all of the wet leaves away from your downspouts and the foundation of your home- also check to make sure the splash blocks point AWAY from your home and if needed add extenders to the downspouts to get the water away from your foundation. 

Downspout

While gutters may not be that glamorous- they need some basic care to perform the intended function which is to keep water from harming the foundation of your home.

Stay tuned for the next fall/winter preperation tip.