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Tips on cleaning your gutters

Owning your own home, is more than paying the mortgage and the bills.  It is also about maintaining your property. Some things we can do ourselves, whilst others we need to get help in.

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Decorating is probably the one thing that is on top of everyones lists.  We see the inside of our homes every day and can see rooms that need a bit of tlc.  Other things we need to be on top of is

  • Central Heating – we have a maintenance package where we get a yearly check on our central heating system, plus if we have a problem can arrange a call out to have it fixed.
  • Electrics – if your electrics are old, it may be beneficial to get them checked and wiring replaced at some point
  • Smoke Alarms – make sure you check your smoke alarms regularly, we now have ours wired in plus have battery operated ones as well.
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms – if you do not have one of these, make it your priority to get one.


We can often neglect the outside of our homes, which is why it is important to pop a reminder on your calendar.

  • Guttering – Keeping your gutters cleaned is important, we usually check ours twice a year at the beginning of winter and at the end of Summer.  If this is something you can not do yourself there are companies that can provide this service for you. Direct Cleaning Group have written a post on the importance of keeping your gutters cleaned.
  • Gardening – Whether you are a garden lover or not, your garden needs regular care.  To mow the lawns and keeping the weeds at bay.  If you find this a chore why not hire a gardener, we have done this and it really does make all the difference.

What are you top priorities for keeping your home in tip top condition?

Tips on cleaning your gutters



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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


    18th June 2021 at 7:56 am

    I need to do mine,it’s always something that gets overlooked in our house x

  • Margaret Gallagher
    18th June 2021 at 8:13 am

    Do mu gutters regularly – @)so.much gunk

  • Gill HM
    18th June 2021 at 10:28 am

    I’m lucky – my brother-in-law clears my gutters for me! I’ve no head for heights and am distinctly wobbly at the top of a step-ladder!

  • Carly Belsey
    19th June 2021 at 4:56 am

    I am terrible at checking the gutters! I always forget until there is torrential rain and then you can clearly tell the gutters are blocked which is what happened two days ago.

  • Tracey Hallmark
    15th July 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Our guttering regularly fills with all sorts of dirt and debris, you are so right when you say it’s important to clean them often

    • admin
      16th July 2021 at 9:26 am

      It is one of those things that you tend to forget and you should keep a check on


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