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So you have a leaky or damaged gutter – but you think you should fix it yourself.

If you do have a damaged gutter seam, and you would rather try and fix it yourself, follow the steps below.

Step 1) Make sure you have all the right tools. – Start by making sure you have the correct sized ladder. PLEASE, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER, if you little experience with ladders, or if you have any uncertainty at all about how tall a ladder needs to be, how it should be set up, or how to work off a ladder. PLEASE, while ladders are a very useful tool, they cause many disastrous accidents to both average homeowners and distracted professionals alike.

Step 2) Identify the leaking seam. –  The best time to check is when it’s raining, if water is leaking from underneath the gutter, that is where more than likely the damaged seam will be located. Another sign of damaged seams is a buildup of grime and debris. Usually water should freely run over the seam, so a buildup of grime is another sign of damage.

Step 3) Disconnect and clean the seams. – You need to disconnect the section of gutter which is damaged, clean around the area to remove and dirt and debris, also scrape away any excess caulking, to leave you with a dirt free area.

Step 4) Reconnect and seal the seams. – Reconnect the two sections of gutter back together, you then need to reseal the joint. You will need a gutter sealant. Run the caulking along the joint, making sure to cover the whole joint. You then need to use a wet finger, or a piece of cardboard to run over the caulk, to create a smooth surface. Then reconnect, press, and hold the seam together until the sealer sets.

Contact h2oTEKS for assistance with gutter cleaning services!

 

Window Cleaning
Pressure Washing
Pittsburgh, PA

(724) 909-0173

Jonathan is a pleasure to work with. His team is very professional and courteous. They take the time to explain what they will be doing, any concerns they have and ask for you to approve the outcome before leaving. They're also the only company in Pittsburgh that returned my call when I was looking for someone to power wash the house. That speaks volumes.
Stencil Company
Stencil Company
18:53 17 Dec 18
This place was wonderful! Jonathan was very helpful, responded to texts and emails quickly, and was able to service our house within 24hrs. We just bought our home and didn't get a chance to look at the gutters yet when we had an unexpected leak due to a clog. Jonathan removed the clog, cleaned and inspected our gutters and roof thoroughly and made suggestions for improving the slope of gutters in case we continue to have leak/clog issues. Will have him back yearly to maintain our gutters!
Caden O'Malley
Caden O'Malley
08:39 15 Nov 18
Jonathan is very Honest to work and also very professional. I am highly Satisfied.
Ben Porter
Ben Porter
09:29 06 Dec 18
Jonathan Barrick was an absolute delight to work with. It's refreshing to find someone who does what he says he will :) I look forward to working with him again.
George VoorGalos
George VoorGalos
00:58 06 Dec 18
Excellent service. Quality work. Quick response by contact through their email. Highly recommend using this profession company.
Todd Levenson
Todd Levenson
10:29 02 Oct 18

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