Monday, January 13, 2003

Clean Your Freaking Gutters
Anybody who owns a house should know the importance of cleaning your gutters at least every two years. Some people clean them out every year if they live near tall trees (such as my neighbourhood). I don't think my stupid neighbour has ever cleaned out his gutters. I can tell from the ground that they are clogged up with leaves and debris, and are definately not draining out thru the downspouts properly. Every time it rains (or when the snow melts as it has been doing here recently) the water overflows from his gutters and pools on the walkway between our houses. During the spring and summer this is not a big deal, but in winter this water then freezes when the temperature drops overnight, resulting in the pathway between our houses becoming a dangerous patch of ice. Stupid neighbour doesn't realize the long term damage he is doing to his house by not taking care of simple things like this. However he is probably so stupid he never paid attention when people told him that improper drainage can cause serious damage to both your foundation and roof.

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