Why You Should Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters are an important part of your roof. Instead of having all of the runoff and debris from your roof falling carelessly to the ground, the gutters are there to keep them out of your way. However, if the debris will stay on the gutters and downspouts, then it could potentially cause damage to the structure of your house. To avoid this, it's important that you learn how to clean your gutters and downspouts!
How to Clean the Gutters
Inspect The Gutters Visually — The first step you should take is to inspect the gutters visually. If you see any large pieces that are stuck in there, take a gloved hand and pull it out manually. Keeping a trash bag with you will make it much easier to dispose of the debris that remains in the gutter.
Vacuum or Blowers on the Gutters — The best way to get rid of the excess debris is to take a shop vac or a vacuum blower and withdraw the debris. While there are dirt and small rocks and small leaves that would simply take too much time to do by hand. The vacuum or shop vac is the best way to do so because it can quickly and efficiently remove the debris!
De-Clog the Downspout — The downspout is arguably the most difficult part. Since you have to manually inspect all of the spouts to see if there is debris within. A great way to do this is pump water through and pull apart joints of the downspout for easier pressure.
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