Some Practical Tips For Cleaning Gutters

Gutters are a crucial part of a rainwater system to filter out run off water from your rooftops. Properly cleaning gutters will help reduce the risk of damage to the roof and your home's foundation as well. The tips and advice found below will help you safely and efficiently clean gutters this year. Make sure to follow all these important tips and advice!

Before cleaning gutters, it is highly recommended to have them inspected by a professional to determine the exact cause of a clog in your gutter. The clog can be downspouts or fascia boards that have bent over and become full of debris. For fascia boards, it is recommended to check the bottom of the board for cracks or a break in the string. If you see this, then you should consider repairing the string immediately or else you could end up replacing a completely expensive gutter. The best time to clear a clog in your gutter is before heavy rain storms have blown leaves off the trees but prior to heavy rains that have washed loose debris from the gutter downspouts.

Most people like to wear rubber gloves while cleaning gutters because of their grip (as well as for protection, of course). Having said that, always be careful if you're using hands to check for debris in blind spots. Anything sharp will easily pierce through rubber gloves.

In any case, if you're doubting your ability to clean your own gutters (for example, if you fear heights), don't take any chances and call professionals to do the job for you. In fact, if you hire a company that specialises in roofing, they can inspect your roof while they're there too!

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