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Raw, Unique & Local: What's Trending In Nordic Design

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Welcome The Change Of Seasons With These 24 Signs of Fall

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How To Clean Gutters

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How to Clean Gutters

The gutters and downspouts on your home are intended to channel rainwater away from your home and its foundation.  When they're blocked and not functioning properly they can lead to the gutters coming loose, wood rot and mildew, staining of painted surfaces, and even worse, foundation issues or water penetration into the interior of the home.

Most experts recommend cleaning the gutters at least once a year.  More often might be necessary depending on the proximity of leaves and other debris that could collect.

If this is a task that you feel comfortable about tackling yourself, there are few things to consider.  If the debris is dry, it will be easier to clean the gutters.  Safety is important, and precautions should be taken such as using a sturdy ladder and possibly, having someone hold it while you're on the ladder. 

Other useful tools will be a five-gallon plastic bucket to hook on the ladder to hold the debris; work gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges of the gutters; a trowel or scoop and a garden hose with a nozzle.

?         Start by placing the ladder near a downspout for the section of gutter to be cleaned. 

?         Remove large debris and put it into the empty bucket. Work away from the downspout toward the other end.

?         When you're at the end of the gutter, using the water hose and nozzle, spray out the gutter so it will drain to the downspout.

?         If the water doesn't drain easily, the downspout could be blocked.  Accessing the spout from the bottom with either the hose with nozzle or a plumber's snake, try to dislodge the blockage.

?         Reattach or tighten any pieces that were removed or loosened while working on the downspout.

?         Flush the gutters a final time, working from the opposite end, as before, toward the downspout.

There are specialized tools at the home improvement stores like Lowes and Home Depot that can make this job easier.  Check out their websites and search for "gutter cleaning".

What To Do In Your Edible Garden After The Summer Harvest

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Soothing Shades For A Stylish Master Suite

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Indian Stylist's Mumbai Home Is An Eclectic Cat Haven

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9 Fall Planting Ideas For Porches And Small Gardens

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In Face Of Disasters, Architects Are Redesigning Their Role

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Front Row Seats To The Santa Ritas!

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2338 Placita El Alamito Green Valley AZ 85622

If views are important, this lovely home with its front row seats to the ever-changing Santa Ritas belongs at the top of your list.  Located in the upscale Alamos Estates, built by Dorn in 2016, this SW beauty is situated on a 1.1 acre lot adjacent to a protected arroyo giving it a private & expansive feeling. Panoramic mountain views span from the Santa Ritas to the Catalinas...and since they are continuously changing, it is a view that will amaze you each and every day.  Inside you'll find an endless list of features that you would expect in a home of this caliber.  The list includes scored concrete floors, state of the art 340 Low E Windows (similar to the airport windows) that reduce noise & ultraviolet rays, 1800 sq. ft. paver backyard, gas range, granite countertops, and massive views that you can enjoy inside and out.  You'll love the open floor plan that will make entertaining a pure joy.  Step outside and prepare to be "wowed"!  A covered patio offers a welcome respite from the AZ sun as well as the perfect spot to sit & soak in the seemingly endless views.  This energy efficient home with its ever-changing views will captivate and delight you.  

6 Powder Room Makeovers That Mix Fabulous With Functional

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Judi Monday
RE/MAX Valley Properties In Green Valley, AZ
210 West Continental Road
Green Valley AZ 85622
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