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Video: Do Your Gutters Look Like This?

...Mom saw the rain pouring over the gutters, a river flowing into her open garage. "So Cool!" says the 7 year old. "This is not good..." says Mom...

Mom sat on the couch in the cozy living room, enjoying the heat from the blazing fire and the sound of her (temporarily) peaceful kids reading beside her. The rain had been gently falling all day, but suddenly the downpour arrived and it thundered on the rooftop.  

The kids smiled and knew that Mom loved that sound in the evenings, once everyone was warm and tucked into the house for the night. But the smiles faded once they saw Mom's scrunched up eyebrows and the look of concern as she suddenly remembered that the garage door had been left open a few hours ago. Yikes.

Runnning down the hall in just her pj's and slippers, she could hear the rain pounding down even harder, almost shaking the windows as it came down at an angle from the west. 

Oh oh.

The rain poured over the gutters, creating a sheet of water as it fell at an angle - straight onto the floor of the garage. A puddle had formed and was quickly flowing inside the garage - touching every crevice and kid's toy and cardboard box in its path. 

"So cool!" you can hear the innocent and uninformed kid say in the video. 

"This is not good...." says Mom.

Mom was lucky and arrived at just the right moment to throw down the towels, move the boxes, close the garage door....and call for HELP.

And here's where my favorite Gutter Guy enters the scene. If your gutters look anything like these featured here, then hopefully you'll give me the pleasure of sending him to your home.  

Gutters and their downspouts carry rainwater away from your house. If they are plugged up, the water runs off the roof, bringing excess water to your siding, fascia and soffits and finally to your home's foundation. 

This is no small matter. Damage can occur in many forms: flower beds washing away, falling gutters (from the weight), peeling paint on the siding, moldy interior walls, sinking foundations and wet basements.

Many homeowners tackle this project on their own each year. But many more of you dread the thought of getting up on a ladder, climbing around on your steep roof and dealing with chilly weather and wind in the Fall. 

Don't let your discomfort or hesitation with the project keep you from taking care of your home! The price of a high quality gutter cleaning job is generally less than $200 for the average home; many experts recommend you do it at least once a year, if not twice. 

But if the price tends to keep you away, consider this: What is the price of NOT doing it? 

Gig Harbor Home Management is here to offer you Peace of Mind. If you are out of town and worried that your gutters aren't ready for the next big rainfall, one phone call to us and you'll rest easy.

Our favorite Gutter Guy is booking up quickly; better act fast to get the best one to take care of your home! 

For more information on all the Home Management Services we can provide, visit us at www.GigHarborHomeManagement.com or give us a call at 253.225.4864.

We offer Home Watch Services for Snowbirds and Vacant Homes on the Market and can handle just about any task your Home may need - including Storm Watch Visits.

We provide Peace of Mind. All you have to do is ask for it.

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