Home sales in Surrey continue to skyrocket. Over the last 28 days, there have been over 1600 new listings according to Zolo, with dozens of new developments emerging throughout the City. The development and purchase of a new single family dwelling can be exciting; you’re the first to live in this space, with brand new appliances and a house you can truly make a home. With this, it is important to remember that maintenance is just as essential in a new home as it is in an aging home, especially when it comes to Surrey gutters.
Before we get into the tips for cleaning gutters in a new home, here’s why you must clean your gutters every Fall.
1. Cleaning your gutters will help to prevent overall water damage
Even though your home might be new, your gutters can still get blocked with debris, like leaves and sticks. When this happens, the gutters will be clogged and could overflow.
2. It will aid in protecting your roof for the long-term
One of the most common grievances home owners share is the challenges in protecting your roof. Not only is a roof replacement expensive, it can be a huge pain as you will need to coordinate your family’s schedule around this significant project!
3. It may help in keeping rodents and birds away
Supporting point number one, cleaning your gutters may also help to keep pests away. Gutters that are clogged with leaves and sticks can be a perfect home for rodents and birds, which will lead to potential infestation.
4. Cleaning your gutters in the Fall will save your money
Maintenance of anything in your home of life will save you money in the long run! Taking preventative measures every Fall will help to minimize the potential repair and replacement impact years down the road.
Surrey Gutters – Here are cleaning tips for a new home
1. Check the forecast before cleaning
You certainly don’t want to clean your gutters in the rain, and working when it has been dry for a few days can help to make the job easier. Be sure to plan ahead, especially with a new home as this may b the first time your are cleaning your gutters.
2. Have professional help ready (if you need it)
Safety, especially when most of the cleaning work is done on a ladder, is essential. Consider hiring professional help if you are unsure of the process.
3. Check for lodged debris after your first clean of the gutters
Your downspouts may have lodged debris in them after the first clean. Don’t forget to check the downspouts as it is very easy for excess leaves to get stuck.
4. Pour water down the gutter for look for leaks (after the initial clean)
While we do not advise working in the rain, it is important to check for any leaks after the initial clean. Pour water down your gutters and look for any leaks or standing water. While we would hope this does not happen in a new Surrey home, should this be the case, you may be able to inquire about the insurance on your gutters for a new home.
The City of Surrey is growing at such a rapid rate, and as such, new homes are on the rise. As you enter the Fall, consider investing in your annual Surrey gutters clean to prevent long-term impact.