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Electric mowers

The advantages of an electric mower

Most homeowners invest in equipment that will do the upkeep in their garden. The list is long when it comes to keeping your yard looking its best. You need to have the right tools to get the job done right.

Lawn mowers will be on the top of the list. There are several styles of mowers; the ones you ride on and the ones that you push. They have gasoline mowers or electric. They even have manual mowers.

We will talk about the advantages of electric mowers in this article.

Electric mowers

If you have ever used a gasoline lawn mower before, you know they run only on gas. You also know you have to put oil in the motor to make them run. This type of mower can be hard to handle. They have fumes too that come out of the exhaust.

Electric mowers are a lot lighter than a gas mower, and that being said, they are much easier to handle. The best lawnmowers have a safety on the handle which will make them stop if you are not holding the handle with both hands.

Battery

BatteryFor most electric mowers, you have to plug them into a wall and run a power cord while you push it. This can be a problem because the cord always gets in the way. The new electric lawnmowers come with a rechargeable battery that will last up to 2 full hours of service before you have to recharge. You will never have to change a spark plug, or you will never have to change the oil.

Storage and maintenance

They are much lighter than a gasoline mower. They fold down so you can store them easier. The maintenance on an electric lawnmower is far easier than a gas operator mower.

When you are done mowing your yard you just have to clean the blades. Don’t just leave it outside for the weather to break it down. This equipment will last a lot longer if you store it or cover it.

After winter is over, gas mowers are hard to start because of the gas settling in the tank or carburetor. With the electric mower, you just have to charge the battery and go.

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Price

The gasoline mowers’ cost is a lot more than electric mowers do. With a gas mower, you have a lot more moving parts; it is a small engine that you are paying for. With an electric mower, you only have a voltage motor which is a lot simpler than a gas motor.

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Maintaining your rain gutters

When it comes to repairing items in your home, the list is long. It can go on and on. If you notice a leak in the roof or a crack in your foundation, you need to have it repaired ASAP, or it will all turn into major problems. They will start to cause a smell, and you will see dirt come up from the foundation. These are major issues.

However, do you ever think that your rain gutters need maintaining as well? This is probably the last thing you will think about when it comes to your home. But you should understand that it is very important too and you should never neglect it. Anything gutter related issues should be addressed immediately. You need to call a company that specializes in gutters.

We will go over a few steps that will help maintain your rain gutters, so your home is protected from the rain.

Regular maintenance

old man on roofWhen it comes to your rain gutters, you should have them cleaned at least two times a year. Have experts clean them after the summer and then the end of winter. Have the downspouts and the extensions cleaned as well. They should also be looked at for any rust holes. They could be clogged; this will make them bend because of the weight of the water.

After a heavy rain season, the water can move the downspouts; this will result in water getting closer to your home. This is a good time to change the downspout extensions. You need to see where you want to redirect the water from your home.

Automatic downspout extensions

If you have a lot of landscaping that is close to your home, then you may want to look into automatic downspout extensions. What they do is unroll to allow the water to be pushed away from your home. You don’t have to do anything to make them roll out.

When the rain has stopped, they will roll back up themselves. This way you, won’t have downspouts running along the house and the ground. They are available in 4 to 10 feet lengths. You can also have them cut to your desired lengths.

Rain gutter guards

What they do is to keep out leaves that fall off trees that may clog your rain gutter system. They will keep your gutters free from anything that comes off of your roof.

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Gutter seal

If you have rust in some spots, there will be no need for you to change the whole gutter. You will only need to work on that particular section. There is a seal that is just for rain gutters, and it is quite easy to apply.