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Experts weigh in on importance of clean gutters

Falling leaves and with rain in the forecast, local experts said you should make sure your gutters are cleaned or it could cost you.

Alex Stinnett with Fish Window Cleaning said not cleaning your gutters can cause water to over flow possibly flooding your basement, creating foundation issues, damaging drywall, and creating mold in your home.

“It actually doesn’t take much,” said Stinnett. “The main thing is the downspout, so if the water cannot flow down into the downspout then it causes problems there after. So sometimes it’s not even the gutters that are clogged, if your downspouts are clogged that creates the problem right there.”

Stinnett said after cleaning your gutters rinse them with water and make sure the water is flowing towards the downspouts.

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