Cleaning the gutters is a tedious task for many homeowners. But did you know it can pay off in more ways than one? On the surface, cleaning your gutters will help your home be more attractive. But more importantly, keeping those gutters clean can help you avoid a home insurance claim. The Gill  Agencies are here to explain why.

Why should I worry about a few leaves?

It’s never just a few. There will always be more, especially during the fall. Ignored gutters almost always end up with blockages caused by debris. When you have blocked downspouts and gutters, it can lead to roof leaks, rotting fascia boards, mold growth, and other unpleasant issues that are costly to fix. Unfortunately, you may wind up filing a house insurance claim if these problems occur at your home.

How often should I clean out my gutters?

It’s highly recommended that homeowners clean their gutters twice a year. If you live in a highly wooded area, you might want to clean them more frequently.

Is there a trick to cleaning them?

Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional service to clean your gutters, safety is more important than any technique. Never attempt to clean your gutters if you have a faulty ladder or have old tools or equipment. You’ll need something sturdy to get the job done right – and safely.

Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you have the right home insurance policy to protect your home. Contact Gill-Holler Insurance in Fort Mill, SC or Gill Insurance in Rock Hill, SC to get an insurance quote today!