The importance of cleaning your gutters
The weather changes and the falling leaves pile up. They remain in the gutters as the days turn colder and winter sets in. The gutters freeze over and then, with spring thaw, melt. If you’ve ignored your gutters over the last, eventually, they’ll pull away from the house. And that’s when the damage will be discovered. The siding, the foundation and even the landscaping can be ruined if you don’t take proper care of your gutters....
Too many people don’t take care of their gutters, believing it to be an unimportant and uninteresting task. However, cleaning your gutters should be penciled in on your maintenance calendar at least once a month.
Protect your home and its value
Gutters allow rainwater to keep from collecting on the roof, along the side of the house and at the home’s foundation. They’re designed to direct the water away, but when they’re clogged by leaves and other debris, the water can’t run through them. This leads to three problems that are costly and can be dangerous for the home’s occupants.
Problem #1: Rot
When the water isn’t able to run cleanly through gutters, it drips down the side. Whether it’s because the gutters have pulled away from the house or because they’re too full of debris to hold more water, the water still has to go somewhere. So it drips down the side of the house. This causes the siding to rot, become stained and create ice dams in the winter. The roof also rots. This can lead to needing expensive repairs and new tiles for the roof.
Problem #2: Foundation issues
As the gutters direct water away from the home’s foundation, they send it to part of the yard or area around your house that can absorb it. However, when the gutters are broken or overflowing, the water drips down, eventually creating cracks and making it’s way into the basement. This can lead to mold and rot indoors, and it can chip away at the foundation. This can make your whole home unsteady and is very expensive to repair.
Problem #3: Pests
Mosquitoes, and other pests, love nothing more than standing water. Debris-filled gutters can still hold enough water to attract flies and mosquitoes. At worst this can end up exposing your family to illnesses like West Nile, and at best it makes time spent outside unpleasant because of the risk of bug bites.
To avoid pests, rot and foundation issues caused by poorly kept gutters, clean them out at least once a month. Don’t just make sure the debris is out, but check for mold and make sure they run clean. If it’s difficult, hire a professional. A small investment can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
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CITY WIDE FIRE RESTRICTIONS
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Stop Rent Control!
HB 2004-A Scheduled for Public Hearing This Wednesday, May 3, at 1 pm!
Contact your Legislator so we can stop this bill in the Senate!
On April 4, HB 2004-A passed the House by one-vote! A bipartisan group of legislators in the House recognized the significant harm the bill would cause to the real estate industry in Oregon and voted NO.
Now, the Senate Committee on Human Services has a public hearing scheduled. The Senate is all that stands in the way of th...is bill passing and being signed by Governor Brown.
Here's what the bill does:
• Allows for San Francisco-style rent control, or worse;
• Virtually eliminates Oregon’s no-cause eviction law;
• Requires all fixed-term tenancies to continue indefinitely, solely at the discretion of the tenant;
• Requires landlords to pay for evicted tenants to move; and
• Allows tenants one year to file a complaint for any violation of the bill with 3-months rent + damages due to the tenant.
Economists agree: Rent control hurts the very people it’s supposed to help. Capping profits discourages investments in multi-family units. Existing units will be converted to condos and developments in the pipeline will be changed to owner-occupied units as well.
This is a bad policy at the worst possible time. Our housing supply is already years behind.
Contact your Legislator so we can stop this bill in the Senate! Click here now!
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Show up to testify: Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room D, 1PM
This is a critical time for our industry. Together we must make our voices heard!
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