Clean gutters ensure that out roof stays in good condition. When our gutters are full of leaves and debris, it can cause rainwater to pool on the roof, causing leaks and other damage. In order to keep our gutters clean, it’s important to know what steps to take so that it’s done correctly. Below are the four steps you need to take to clean gutters on your roof.
Wear The Proper Attire
While this doesn’t seem important, there are things in our gutters beside leaves and debris. There could be insects or even nests, so wearing goggles, a long-sleeved t-shirt, and gloves can keep your fully protected from anything you might encounter.
Use The Correct Equipment
You’ll want to use a ladder that won’t damage the gutters. Using stabilizers or ladder horns will ensure no damage is done to the gutters. Also, using a plastic scoop to remove leaves and debris is a good idea. Although you will have gloves, a scoop will be able to clear any stubborn debris.
Keep Your Lawn Clean
Once you have the right attire and equipment, you can clean gutters right away! You’ll want to go the length of the gutters and remove any debris you see. A tip that is very handy is to have a garbage bag next to you. You can dispose of any leaves or debris in the bag and keep your lawn clean.
Wash Out Gutters
When you have removed all of the debris, you should wash out the gutters with a hose. This will ensure all debris is cleared. Sometimes the downspout can become clogged, so spraying your hose up the downspout should clear any clogs. Also, this is a good method to check to see if there are leaks or cracks in the downspout.
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