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Make Sure Your Rain Gutters Are Ready for the Rain

Get your gutters ready!

The rainy period of the year in the Fresno and Clovis area lasts for seven months with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. We’re right now in the middle of the rainy season, and it’s important to make sure your home can adequately deal with the rainfall.

Ensuring your rain gutters are ready for the rainy season is crucial for protecting your home from water damage. Spring is a great time for gutter replacement or repair.

Are Your Rain Gutters Ready?

Here is a quick checklist to help you get prepared:

  • Clean Gutters: Remove any debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt that may have accumulated in the gutters and downspouts. Use a ladder and gloves for safety and consider using a gutter scoop or a garden trowel to make the job easier.
  • Inspect for Damage: Check for any signs of damage to the gutters, such as cracks, holes, or loose joints. Repair or replace damaged sections as needed to ensure proper functioning.
  • Check Alignment: Ensure that the gutters are properly aligned and pitched towards the downspouts to allow water to flow freely. Use a level to check for proper slope and adjust if necessary.
  • Secure Fasteners: Tighten any loose screws, brackets, or hangers that hold the gutters in place.
  • Clear Downspouts: Make sure downspouts are clear of any obstructions that could prevent water from draining properly. Use a plumber’s snake or a pressure washer to clear clogs if needed.
  • Install Gutter Guards: Consider installing gutter guards or screens to prevent debris from entering the gutters in the future.
  • Inspect Surrounding Landscape: Trim back any overhanging branches or foliage that could deposit debris into the gutters or obstruct water flow during heavy rain.
  • Test for Leaks: Once you have cleaned and inspected the gutters, test them by running water from a hose through the system. Check for any leaks or overflow points and address them promptly.
  • Monitor Regularly: Throughout the rainy season, periodically check your gutters for signs of blockages or damage, especially after heavy storms.

What Sets Our Rain Gutters Apart

We started our business as a sheet metal fabrication company in 1952, and this type of work is our forte. Custom rain gutter fabrication from Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is unique from what you’ll get from other contractors. We arrive at your home in one of our specially designed trucks where we customize and replace rain gutters on the spot. That means that the rain gutters that go on your house are one complete piece corner to corner—there are no joints or seams connecting the long pieces.

By taking steps to prepare your rain gutters for the rainy season, you can help protect your home from water damage and ensure proper drainage during inclement weather. If your home needs rain gutter repair or gutter replacement, we’re the best team in the Central Valley to call.

Contact Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning for your rain gutter needs. Uncompromised Quality & Customer Service Since 1952.

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