How to clean gutters
We offer Expert advice and Tips on how to keep rain gutters clear , this in turn will keep the water out of your home.
During heavy rain , gutters provide a route for water runoff from a very large surface—your house roof—to a place where it can drain safely away from the home. By doing so, it will protect brickwork, windows, doors, and the foundations your home from water damage .If you have a basement it will help prevent flooding
Tips on How to Clean Gutters and downspout.
First gutters and downspouts must be clear of leaves and general rubbish if they are to do their job.. If they aren’t, the downspouts outlets will block up and rainwater will fill the gutters, overflow, and could eventually lead to gutters falling off due to the extra weight. Leaking gutters can rot wooden facias.
You will need a sturdy ladder to work from and wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal and sheet metal screws.
Extend your ladder above the eaves,useing a ladder stand off . Clean small sections of gutter at a time….remember not to overeach. Move your ladders and do the next short section ..moving towards the downspout.
You need to Plan to clean gutters at least twice a year— this need to be more often if your home is directly beneath trees or you live in a region with high downfall.
Be sure only take on this work if you are confident you can work safely from a ladder or the roof. If your roof is higher than a single story, should consider hiring a gutter-cleaning company.
Never work on the roof in wet, icy, or windy conditions. Wear non-slip shoes, and never lean over the edge or work near power lines.