How to Clean Gutters
Make sure to always scrape debris away from downpipes, as you don’t want to accidentally block them. Scoop out leaves, muck, and dirt with your tool of choice from the gutters, but make sure you don’t reach further than an arm’s length away in the process of cleaning out the gutters. It is much better to move the ladder one more time than to risk a fall. If you are using a metal tool, be careful not to damage and scrape the bottom of the gutter.
Make sure to check for leaks as well; clogged gutters are bad, but leaky ones can be even worse, as the water might end up inside your walls. Pour a bucket of water into the gutters – this will not only allow you to check for any leaks and examine whether the water is flowing as it should, but also help to get rid of additional dirt. Alternatively, you can carefully spray down the gutters with a hose to test for leaks and remove anything you might have missed before.
Power or Pressure Washing Gutters
If there is a large build up of gunk and debris, you might want to consider pressure washing gutters instead of cleaning by hand. If you do decide on power washing gutters, always take care to follow the manufacturers instructions carefully – and if in doubt, hire a professional to do the job for you!
Clean gutters, and a safer house: Give it a go.