Gutter Cleaning How To

Gutter cleaning is a job that most house owners dread. However, you must clean up your rain gutters occasionally because organic materials can gradually accumulate within the gutters and prevent rainwater from directing out of your home. If you allow the dirt to develop, your house may experience water damage, foundation problems and other design troubles. Keeping the right tools on hand when it’s time to clean the gutters can make the job less difficult and enable you to complete faster.

Water held in gutters can cause significant injury to your roof and wall structure. Gutter cleaning helps to keep your property in good condition. Gain access to the rooftop using a step ladder. Don’t lean a ladder against a downspout or even gutter, which could very easily bend or crack. Get rid of debris and sticks out of rain gutters by hand or possibly using a big scoop, a gutter scoop or even a tiny garden trowel.

Place debris in a container or plastic trash handbag placed on the roof or step ladder. If you use the bag, you can just drop it when it is full. Check that the downspouts aren’t clogged. Use water to unblock the spouts simply by putting a garden hose in the opening. However be mild at first because downspouts aren’t made to withstand the same pressure as a home drain. If your blocked downspout can not be cleared with a hose, work with a small  snake or just take it apart. Yet again, be soft. Rain gutters aren’t as robust as house piping.

Alternatively, use a leaf blower to clean out the actual rain gutters. Nonetheless, understand that you may be up high, usually in uncomfortable positions, and transporting a great sort of machine that not only is awkward to make use of but also may blind a person with flying Debra. That’s my strategy for gutter cleaning, I hope you enjoy it. To see a more detailed video demostration watch the below video.

Gutter Cleaning Done Professionally

That’s it for this article. More about gutter cleaning coming soon.



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4 Responses to Gutter Cleaning How To

  1. Joe Bilotta says:

    thanks for share! gutter cleaning i dread it, after reading your post i think i better get my self on a better schedule! what do you recommend!!! how many times should i have my gutters cleaned out each year?

    • Hi Joe, this can vary depending on how much falling Debra you have at your property. Most of my customers over the years would do a spring and fall gutter cleaning this will usually get them a 90-100% flow rate witch is acceptable to prevent foundation problems. If you have to clean them out any more then this it will be more cost affective to get a good gutter guard, this you will have to do extensive homework on.

  2. Mike Bell says:

    I love to see detailed research! i am looking at doing my gutter cleaning and am happy i came across your post. Thanks for the detailed information i think i will attempt it this weekend, i feel a little more confident! What do you think about gutter guards?

    • Hi Mike, most of the time if you are getting a good gutter cleaning during what ever times you have the clogging issues they are not necessary. like the above question it just depends on how much you have to clean your gutters, is it cost affective? gutter guards do work i have them on my home i won’t endorse any type system but will say they do work, but you must do your homework this is key in choosing a system for your type of home!

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