Trivial Pursuit: Rain Gutter Edition

Most people don’t really give their gutters a second thought unless something goes wrong.  However, rainwater drainage systems are really quite fascinating.  For fun and entertainment, the folks at Ace Gutter, Inc. in Utah have compiled a list of 7 Interesting Rain Gutter Facts that we think you will find enjoyable.

Our favorites are:

  • The ancient Greeks and Romans used gargoyles on their buildings not only to ward off evil spirits, but because they are effective at directing rainwater away from certain parts of the building they are on.
  • Improperly-installed gutters can collect standing water, which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Cleaning out your gutters is a dangerous job. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that there are approximately 164,000 ladder-related injuries in the U.S. each year.
  • Roofers and gutter technicians find hundreds of toys stuck in gutters each year. These can range from balls to Barbie dolls.

Learn the other three interesting facts by reading the full article here.

When it comes to gutter maintenance and repair, keep yourself safe and let the experts handle it. Baltic Home Improvements has been providing quality home services to residents in the southwestern Chicago suburbs since 2004, and we welcome the chance to help you too. Contact us today to learn more.