The City of Harrisburg Bureau of Codes advises residents to take home preparations for the upcoming winter weather. Fall is the best time to clear your gutters, removing twigs, leaves, and other debris to avoid clogging your downspout.
Why is this important?
- Keeping your gutters clean is essential to prevent damage and limit any deterioration from natural wear and tear.
- Gutters and downspouts are installed to move water away from your home.
- Keeping your gutters clean is essential to prevent damage and limit the deterioration of your building.
- If your gutters are clogged, the water will overflow and spill out onto your structure, causing the wood to rot.
“Taking the time to keep your gutters clear and in good shape will not only protect your home from damage it will also save you money in the long run,” said Anne Montgomery, City of Harrisburg Codes Director.
Keep in mind
Cleaning the gutters can be dangerous so take the proper safety precautions.
Neighbors helping neighbors
Offering assistance to your neighbors is not only an act of kindness, but it will also help your neighborhood to look well-maintained and stop possible damage to your home.