In an action-packed city like Orlando, some famous attractions are hard to miss. But other things, like your gutters, might get neglected. Gutters are one of the most important parts of an Orlando home. They're also one of the most frequently forgotten. No matter whether you live in Orlando for the winter season or you're a year-round resident, keeping debris form your gutters is crucial. Keeping your gutters clear of debris prevents water damage. During a powerful hurricane, clean gutters are less hazardous.
Walt Disney World Resort
A trip to Walt Disney World is much more fun than cleaning out the gutters. This resort features rides, attractions, and activities for all ages. From roller coasters to water parks, there is fun for all. With many excellent places to stay in the area and restaurants where the family can eat, it is easy to make a weekend or week-long vacation out of visiting the resort alone.
Both a production studio and a theme park, Universal Studios in Orlando is another place that offers endless family fun. The park opened in 1990, and it has done an excellent job of showcasing the entertainment industry since then. Popular television shows and movies created by Universal Studios are the theme behind many of the rides. The grounds of Universal Studios have also played a prominent role in pop culture. A number of television shows, commercials, music videos, and movies have been filmed there. In addition to the regular rides and attractions, Universal Studios has a series of events throughout the year.
Water can easily cause problems in your home's gutters, but it also keeps SeaWorld going. At SeaWorld Orlando, you'll have a chance to see the state's local marine life at the aquariums. There are also regularly scheduled shows featuring performances by penguins, dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals. If this is not exciting enough, SeaWorld also contains an aquatic theme park with thrilling rides. SeaWorld is next to the Discovery Cove and Aquatica Orlando, which is another popular destination. If you are concerned with animal care and welfare, note that funds from SeaWorld's revenue support research on orca whales in the wild.
If you're planning a trip to SeaWorld, a visit to Discovery Cove can easily be added to the day's schedule. Discovery Cove is a place where you can get up close and personal with a variety of marine life, including stingrays, tropical fish, and dolphins. If a trip to the Caribbean isn't a practical option, an adventure at Discovery Cove is a close second.
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Located in Walt Disney World, this water park is easily a standalone attraction. Here, swimmers can enjoy the thrill of big waves without the dangers of being in the ocean. Swimming at the Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is only a taste of how powerful the storms are that can damage your home's gutters and wreak havoc on the house itself.
Lake Eola Park
If you want a more laid-back way to experience Orlando, consider a visit to Lake Eola. This park is home to over 50 species of swans. As permanent fixtures at Lake Eola, the resident swans are also the theme of the park's aquatic activities. Specifically, rides in the swan boats, which are paddle boats shaped like swans. There are also scenic walking trails around the lake. Periodically, the park has special events as well.
Orlando's mild climate means comfortable weather for sightseeing. The hottest season, naturally, is summer time. During the summer months, temperatures can hover around 90ºF during the day. Although temperatures rarely get above 95ºF, the days often feel warmer because of high humidity levels. The coldest month of the year is January. Even then, temperatures average about 54ºF during the day. Temperatures don't often drop below 39ºF. However, be aware that it is always a good idea to clean out your gutters before winter arrives. Any standing water left in the gutters can freeze and cause the gutters to break. If this happens, you can end up with extensive water damage to your home that can be expensive to fix.
When to Clean the Gutters
Although Orlando doesn't get as much rainfall as other locations, it is still essential to keep your home's gutters cleared out. During the summer months, debris left in the gutters can get damp. Any stagnant water in the gutters quickly attracts pesky insects like flies and mosquitoes. Drawn to the warm, humid environment, they can lay eggs in the gutters. Soon, along with dirty gutters, you'll be dealing with an insect problem.
During the summer, strong thunderstorms often strike Florida. Be sure to clean out the gutters after a storm, as the wind and rain can create piles of debris. It is always a good idea to check the gutters anyways after a strong storm, as storms can cause damage to the gutters, the sides of your home, and the roof, which you might not be aware of without an inspection.
Just as it's a good idea to clean out the gutters after a thunderstorm or heavy rainfall, make sure to clean them out if a tropical storm is approaching. Tropical storms often produce high winds and heavy rain. The extra water that they can dump in a gutter can cause the gutter to back up and overflow if it is already filled with debris. If this happens, the water can get diverted towards your roof and either cause roof rot or water damage. Similarly to a thunderstorm, always check your gutter after a hurricane to check for damage.
With so many great attractions and places to visit, no one wants to waste their time with tedious, routine home maintenance tasks. Although it is easy to forget about your home's gutters, it is critical to keep them cleared of water and debris. Contact Lawn Love today, we would be happy to take care of your gutter cleaning for you, freeing up your time to enjoy all of the marvelous attractions that Orlando has to offer.