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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Take Over Your Gutters This Summer

July 25th, 2018 | No Comments »

Mosquito at SunsetNothing will ruin your summer backyard barbecue quite like a swarm of pesky mosquitoes. The bites from these insects are not only unpleasant; they can pose significant threats to your health as well. This is because mosquitoes can carry a number of infectious viral diseases like malaria, West Nile virus, meningitis and Zika.

When gutters aren’t properly cleaned and maintained, they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes this time of year. Today we’ll look at a few ways to keep your gutters clean and mosquito-free all summer long.

 

Clean out your gutters at least once early in the season.

Standing water and decaying leaves in your gutters are sure to attract mosquitoes in the summer. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to clean your gutters thoroughly at least once before peak mosquito season. Remove any accumulated debris that might cause clogs and spray the inside of the gutters with a garden hose to make sure water can flow freely through the downspouts.

Inspect your gutters periodically for signs of clogs.

If you live in a densely-wooded area, your gutters may still be prone to clogging even if you cleaned them earlier in the summer. Be sure to inspect your gutters once every couple of weeks for signs of clogs and clear out any debris that might cause water to pool at the bottom of the gutters.

Install gutter guards.

If mosquitoes have been a problem for you in the past, you may also want to consider installing gutter guards on your home. These gutter accessories are designed to keep leaves, sticks and other debris from falling into your gutters, thereby preventing the clogs and moisture buildup that attract mosquitoes.

At Bell Seamless Gutters, we offer Leaftech gutter guards on all our gutter installations. These handy add-ons are an ideal solution for homeowners who have struggled to keep mosquitoes out of their gutters in the past. To learn more, give us a call at our toll-free number or contact us online today.

Guard Your Gutters With a LeafTech Gutter Protection System

August 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

Guard Your Gutters With a LeafTech Gutter Protection SystemAre you tired of struggling to protect your gutters from falling debris? Have you cleaned out too many clumped-up leaves and bird nests to count? Luckily, you can now guard your gutters with LeafTech Gutter Protection System and never have to worry about clogged gutters again.

How does it work?

The LeafTech system is unlike anything else on the market. For maximum protection, it features a built-in hood and louvers. As water and debris begin to flow down from the roof, the louvers work to their progress. Then, the water gradually seeps into the holes of the built-in hood to filter out large pieces of debris. This system also prevents dirt from running down the face of the gutters, keeping them clear and looking clean!

What are the benefits of using the LeafTech System?

This system keeps your gutters free of debris, which not only keeps them looking good, but also prevents unwanted critters and insects from making themselves at home in your gutters. When water pools in clogged gutters, for example, the stagnant water becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos. Accumulated leaves and sticks, meanwhile, can attract birds and squirrels to your gutters. The LeafTech system is specifically designed to keep debris out, so those pesky critters will be less likely to cozy up in your gutters. LeafTech is also available in twenty-one colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home!

Interested in learning more about the LeafTech system or any of the other products and services we offer at Bell Seamless Gutters? Give us a call today to speak with a representative!

Don’t Forget to Clean Your Gutters This Spring

March 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

debris in guttersSpring has finally arrived and after the long, cold winter we experienced here in New Jersey, we couldn’t be more excited for the warm weather ahead. The first task on your spring cleaning to-do list is probably to freshen up the inside of your home, opening the windows and allowing some crisp spring air in. And the second task: Getting outside and getting your yard in shape again. From cleaning up branches to mowing the lawn and setting up patio furniture, there is plenty to do, making it easy to forget about cleaning out your gutters.

An important task to complete, checking your gutters for dirt, debris and damage can ensure that your home doesn’t suffer from any water damage during the rainy spring months.

Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and spill over the tops of your gutters, causing water damage to the fascia board, rafters and more.

It can be difficult to tell how much debris has built up in your gutters over the winter season, and without getting up on a ladder to check you can’t be sure if your gutters need cleaning or not. This season, we recommend checking early to prevent any damage from occurring. You don’t want a leaky gutter to damage your foundation or a clogged one to hard the roof.

Tired of having to check your gutters every season or worried about your aging parents keeping theirs clean?

Gutter guards can provide a solution to your worries.

Used to keep sticks, leaves and other debris out of your gutters, gutter guards can help to make your annual and semiannual cleaning easier for years to come. To learn more about these protective covers or to discuss the installation of new, high-quality gutters this spring, visit Bell Seamless Gutters online or give us a call at 1-800-597-1616.

If your gutters are filled with debris this spring, don’t forget to follow our safety tips while you clean them out!

Gutter Guards: Give Your Gutters an Assist

January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Gutters are an essential part of maintaining your house, and keeping them free of leaves and other debris is one of the ways you optimize gutters’ performance. True, cleaning and clearing your gutters can be a dirty job, but it is a simple one and you will not regret devoting this time to your home’s overall maintenance.

 

Using gutter guards helps insure that leaves, wood and other kinds of debris don’t clog up your gutters and they are easy to install. The different kinds of gutter guards available to you give you a good variety  to choose from and you will surely find one that works well for your home.

 

  • Reverse Curve gutter guards keep rainwater flowing down the gutter and help leaves fall to the ground.

 

  • Nylon gutter guards are mostly for snow and ice accumulation during the winter months and fit right inside the gutter without having to be attached to your home’s shingles.

 

  • Bottle brush gutter guards keep debris on top while still allowing water to flow down the gutter.

 

  • Mesh gutter guards are metal sheets with holes in them – the smaller the better – used for catching debris and still letting water run cleanly through the gutter.

 

  • Plastic foam gutter guards are installed inside the gutter and sift out roof debris while permitting the free fall of rainwater.

 

Ask a professional which type of gutter guard is the best fit for your home’s needs. The surrounding environment – trees, buildings and the like – will be a factor in deciding which gutter guard is right for you. Using gutter guards is a way of helping your gutters do their job keeping your house safe and in good condition.