3 Ways to Prepare Your Gutters for Summer

As the summer season rolls in, many often focus on enhancing their landscapes. While landscaping is important and adds beauty to your property, it’s essential to consider how your gutters can impact your landscaping and vice versa. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow, damage to your home’s foundation, and even landscaping issues. This month, your local gutter company, Senco Home Services, is providing some practical tips to help you maintain clear gutters and preserve your landscaping this summer.

Direct Downspouts Away from Landscapes 

Proper water redirection is crucial to prevent overflow and potential landscaping issues. To avoid this, ensure that your downspouts are positioned correctly and direct water away from plants, flower beds, and other landscaping elements. Consider adding downspout extensions or splash blocks to guide the water away from your foundation and landscaping.

Clear Out Your Gutters

Regular gutter cleaning is essential to keep your gutters free of debris, ensure proper water flow, and prevent overflow. During the summer, it’s common for tree blossoms, seeds, and small branches to fall into the gutters. To help combat this, it’s crucial to set a cleaning schedule and inspect your gutters at least twice a month.

Monitor and Address Drainage Issues

During heavy summer rains, monitoring the water flow around your property is essential. If you notice puddles or standing water near your gutters or landscaping, it could indicate drainage issues. This is especially important to address if you encounter this issue after you’ve cleared your gutters. 

Poor drainage can result in water seeping into your foundation, which can cause damage over time. It’s crucial to address any drainage issues promptly with your local gutter company, such as Senco. 


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With a little planning and regular maintenance, you can enjoy both beautiful landscaping and functioning gutters through the summer months! If you’re in need of gutter repairs, cleaning, maintenance, or replacements, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Senco today! For a list of other services we provide, check out our website to discover all our options. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you!

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