Gutter Cleaning: How To Perform It Effectively Each Time

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Gutter Cleaning: How To Perform It Effectively Each Time

29 November 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your home's roof doesn't have enough of a slope, then it probably relies on a gutter system to move water away when it rains. Eventually, you'll have to clean these gutters to keep them clear of clogs. Just make sure you clean in the following ways each time this maintenance step is required.

Use a Hose to Spray Hard-to-Remove Residues

If you let dirt and other things collect in your gutters for months, then residues can form that are hard to remove with your hands. It may take pressurized water from a garden hose to effectively deal with them.

You just need to make sure your hose is long enough to reach all the way up to sections of your gutters that you're cleaning. You can then put your thumb on the end of the hose to increase the water pressure, hitting hard-to-remove residues directly and breaking them apart. Do this to any section that you can't clean by hand.

Rely on a Leaf Blower For Leaves

If you're just trying to clear out leaves from your gutters, then one of the best tools you can use is a leaf blower. It won't take much to blow leaves right out of your gutters in a short period of time, saving you from having to remove them by hand. 

This cleaning task will be even easier to carry out if you get a cordless leaf blower. Then you won't have to watch out for a cord that otherwise might cause you to trip and fall. Blowing out leaves from the gutter will remain a safe activity moving forward. 

Trim Branches Near the Roofline to Reduce Cleaning Frequency 

If you're hoping to reduce the frequency of gutter cleaning around your property, one thing that can help is cutting branches near the roofline down. Then there won't be as many leaves that collect in your gutters during the fall and winter seasons. 

When performing branch removal, just make sure you cut in a way that isn't going to harm the tree as a whole. You can consult with an arborist if you're worried about cutting the wrong section down. 

If your roof has gutters, then you're responsible for cleaning them on a regular basis. Doing so can help them work like they're supposed to and keep damage at bay. As long as you use the right tools and clean sections that really need it, this gutter task can pay off tremendously. For more tips, reach out to a gutter cleaning service near you.