Although it is not every homeowner’s favorite activity, gutter cleaning is vital in preventing costly property damage. You should clean your gutters of leaves and other debris at least twice a year to prevent rainwater from overflowing onto the side of you home rotting your trim and siding. Fall, which is quickly approaching, is the best time of the year to clean your gutter so you can prepare for the rainy and snowy weather. There are several tips to follow so you can clean your gutters easily and safely.
Safety is Key
Since your gutters are located all the way up on your roof, you will need a supportive and sturdy ladder. Make sure you have someone spotting you as clean your gutters or at least let someone know you on your ladder. It is important to pick a ladder that is long enough to reach your roof and has a structure to hold a bucket for the debris. Since you will be dealing with dirt and potential animals, it is essential to wear safety goggles and gloves. Nothing is worse than sticking your bare hand in bird poop or having a frog fly at your face.
Scoop and Spray
The two tools you need to clean your gutters are a simple garden hose and a gutter scoop, which you obtain at any hardware store. To clean your gutters, all you need to do is scoop all of the debris into a garbage bag. Make sure to avoid scratching your gutter with your scoop because that can cause rust. Once you clear all of the debris, you just have to rinse the downspout of the gutter with a high pressure hose. Check that all of the dirt and grime is cleared and try not to spray any water on the side of your home.
Twice A Year
Every homeowner should clean their gutter every spring and summer to prevent clogging and water damage. If you leave cleaning your gutters to the summer, the clogged debris can speed up the rusting process in clogged gutters. If you discover an issue while cleaning your gutters, contact the professionals at Dibello Roofing to inspect the issue.
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