What You Should Know About Gutter Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning is an important maintenance task to complete every fall. Here’s what you need to know!

Gutter cleaning is a household chore that keeps your systems functioning properly. Check out these tips for getting the job done.   

Semiannual Gutter Cleaning

For many homeowners, cleaning your gutters twice a year is enough to maintain a healthy and structurally sound system. During each of these sessions, you’ll simply be removing leaves and other debris from along the length of your gutters. This is especially important for homeowners that have trees close to your home as you’ll likely have a higher buildup of leaves and debris. An easy way to remember to clean your gutters is to associate this chore with other household tasks. A great example is changing the batteries in your smoke detectors, which many people do around daylight savings time. Another tip is to clean your gutters each time you get your tires rotated on your car or when you change the light bulb on your porch.

More Frequent Cleaning

For most homeowners, cleaning the gutters twice a year will be enough. However, for some, more frequent cleaning will be necessary. If you’ve experienced a severe storm in the area there will likely be a greater buildup of leaves and debris in your gutters and around your home. Furthermore, if your home is located downhill from other homes, it’s possible that you may experience more leaves and debris when the wind blows in the direction of your home. In those cases, it’s important to keep a closer eye on the flow of water through your gutters and the debris itself if it appears to be accumulating quickly.

Reducing Gutter Clutter

You can be proactive in maintaining clean gutters by taking measures to keep the leaves and debris out. One example is using a gutter protection system designed to keep solid debris out of your gutters while allowing water to flow freely through and out your downspouts. Also, make sure that your gutters and properly aligned so that leaves and debris aren’t getting stuck and not being about to flush out efficiently.

Effective Cleaning

The best answer for effectively cleaning your gutters is to go with the method that makes you feel the most comfortable. There are all kinds of tools available, including spray nozzles, extendable wands, and even vacuums. If you don’t feel comfortable getting up on the ladder and doing this work yourself, you can always hire a contractor.

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Posted: October 12, 2018

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