How to Clean Your Florida House’s Gutters

Cleaning gutters from leaves

Thanks to the summer rainy season, gutters are a mandatory piece of any Florida home. When they work properly, they direct runoff away your home, protecting its siding, windows, doors and foundation from damage. Now that storm season is winding down, we should all take an hour, climb that ladder and clean out those gutters of any piled-up leaves and debris (or add it to our spouse’s honey-do list). Cleaning Your Gutters in Three Steps: Remove loose debris Scoop out loose debris with a narrow garden trowel, starting at the low end of a gutter’s drain outlet and moving up from there. Try … [Continue reading]

Celebrate Fire Prevention Day

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Celebrate Fire Prevention Day at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science this Saturday, October 25, from 12-4pm. YMCA Fire Prevention: Cool down with the YMCA with several hands-on activities for everyone in the family to learn the best in fire prevention practices. Side-by-Side House Burn: Watch what happens when we set a house on fire with no fire protection compared to one with proper protection. Take photos with the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department fire trucks and EMS vehicles used by some of Fort Lauderdale’s finest firefighters. American Red Cross in Association with Steve … [Continue reading]