It’s that time of year again. The time to get outside and start the spring cleaning.

One of the items that should be on your spring cleaning checklist is a gutter inspection. While most people know they need to clean their gutters, many homeowners fail to actually check to make sure there are no issues with their gutters, which can leave your home vulnerable.

No matter how long it’s been since you had a South Jersey gutter contractor install your gutters, you should always take the time to go through the following gutter checklist each year.

Check for clogs in your gutters

This is the most straightforward item on the checklist and the one most homeowners do. As you’re cleaning your gutters, be sure to check to see if there are any buildups that are causing clogs. These blockages can be caused by a number of different things, including debris buildup, objects like toys or balls or even gutters that aren’t pitched correctly.

Check your downspouts

Often overlooked, downspouts are just as important as your actual gutters. They are what safely and systematically move the water away from your home. You should check to make sure your downspouts are intact and are correctly positioned to move the water away from the foundation of your home.

Check for any sagging

Your gutters should be fastened tight to your home, positioned directly under your roof. You should check to make sure your gutters haven’t separated from your home or are sagging at any point. When gutters sag, they will generally not be moving the water correctly and could cause leaks or water to collect.

Call a professional

It is best to have your gutters periodically inspected by a professional South Jersey gutter contractor from High Point Gutter. While you may be able to spot obvious issues with your gutters, our team will be able to diagnose any hidden issues that could cause problems in the future. When you are able to spot these potential issues early, they can easily be fixed with South Jersey gutter repair services.

This checklist will allow you to safely inspect your gutters to ensure your home is safe from any water damage. By following this checklist, you will protect your home and your wallet from needing to constantly repair or replace your gutters.