Gutter cleaning is probably one of the last things on your to-do list; it is a messy job that doesn’t sound like much fun. As much as you might want to procrastinate it, gutter cleaning is a must. Why? If your gutters go too long without a proper cleaning, they will eventually get clogged with debris, causing them to not work properly. If gutters do not work properly, water from rain and snow will not be effectively cleared away and could potentially cause damage to the inside or outside of your home. Our team of experts have compiled a simple homeowner’s guide to gutter cleaning. Check it out below to learn more.
- Gutters are located at the edge of your roofline at the top of your home. You will need a sturdy ladder that is tall enough to reach the gutters. Additionally, you will need something to get the debris out of the gutter. This could be a leaf blower, shop vacuum, hose, power washer, or you can clean them out by hand.
- The frequency of gutter cleaning greatly depends on the climate and weather of where you live, the number of trees you have on your property, and how much of a clean freak you may be. Our experts recommend that gutter cleaning should be done at a minimum of twice a year.
- Consider Hiring a Professional. Gutter cleaning is not fun, and to do a quality job specific tools will be needed. If you do not own the tools, and/or simply just do not want to do it, know that you can hire a professional to come and clean your gutters.