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Clean Gutters Before Ice Damming

Clean Gutters Before Ice Damming

Even though it is warm for December, the weather is suspected to drop tomorrow. Before it gets too cold, clean your gutters to prevent ice damming.

Rain gutters can easily become clogged with leaves and twigs from trees near your house. When they become clogged, rain water or melting ice can leak into your home. When water enters your home, cleaning it yourself might be tricky because water damage can sometimes hide from the outer walls, but behind the paint and the drywall, moisture might be lurking. Calling a professional like Rainbow International to come and assess the damages might save you from mold damage.

Tips To Avoid Water Damage:


1. Clean Your Gutters

Yes, that simple- clean your gutters out of leaves, debris and branches. Don’t stop with your gutters, make sure to also clean out your downspouts as well!

2: Install A Leaf Guard

Installing a leaf guard will reduce the will decrease the gutter maintenance. Experts say that you can forget about cleaning your gutters up to three years, but it is always better to be safe. If you have a leaf guard, try to maintain every year.

3: Inspect Your Gutters

When you are done cleaning your gutters, thoroughly inspect your gutters and downspout for any leaks or cracks. If you so happen to see one, fix or replace it before winter officially hits!


If you suspect water damage in a potential home, Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore is a trusted restoration company servicing both commercial and residential properties.  Please give us a call at 847-673-3473 for any questions or concerns about residential and commercial cleaning,  fire, smoke, mold or water damage restoration or visit our website at for more information.

For more information about Rainbow International of Chicago North Shore, please give us a call at 847-673-3473. Water – we specialize in water damage restoration and clean up caused by flood, broken pipe, frozen pipe, seepage and foundation leaks.

Mold – we specialize in mold remediation, mold clean up and mold removal. This includes black mold and other types of mold.

Fire – we specialize in fire damage restoration and fire damage clean up. Smoke – we specialize in smoke damage restoration, smoke damage clean up, smoke damage remediation and eliminate smoke damage.

Construction – we specialize in basement reconstruction, basement addition, basement construction, basement repair and basement restoration. We specialize in properly handling pack-outs (content cleaning) , inventory documentation, and transporting to a climate controlled storage.

Please visit our website at for more information. Proudly serving Skokie, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Chicago, Roger’s Park, Bucktown, Roscoe Village, Lakeview, Old Town, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Loop, West Loop, South Loop, North Loop, Medical Village, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Edison Park, Lincoln Square, Humboldt Park, Edgewater, Edgebrook, Albany Park, Andersonville, Boystown, Bronzeville, Brickyard, Cabrini Green, Chinatown, Clarendon Park, Hyde Park, Galewood, Hollywood Park, North Park, Irving Park and Logan Square.


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