Clean your gutters and spouts

By: Tom Dickson

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Blow them out, suck them out, sweep them out or scoop them out. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do the right thing by your family this summer and clean out your gutters and spouts.


This can save your farm buildings but it can also save your life, in more than one way, as well.

When the warmer months arrive it is invaluable to collect as much fresh water runoff from sporadic summer showers to replenish your dwindling supplies.

So if it’s not to protect yourself from an irate wife, screaming obscenities at you, as she tries to squeeze the final drop of water from a dried-up shower head in a desperate attempt to rinse the shampoo from her hair (tell me you haven’t been in that frightening situation), then clean your spouts purely as a way of protecting your house and family from the threat of fire this summer.

A build-up of leaves and debris in your spouts during autumn, winter and spring can quickly reduce the flow of water to almost zero but it also acts as an ignition point for flames to infiltrate the roof space of your home.

Embers smouldering in the debris of an uncleaned gutter can go unnoticed for hours before igniting and burning down the house long after the fire front has passed.

Don’t get caught out this summer. If you can’t clean your gutters and spouts yourself then employ someone who can.

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