The spring season has traditionally been a time for homeowners to deep clean their homes, but this shouldn’t just be restricted to your interior. The outside of your home needs a thorough cleaning as well, and that includes your gutters.
But with all the home maintenance chores that pile up this season, it can be easy to gloss over your eavestroughs. And if you don’t clear out all the debris collected in your gutters over the past few months, you could see other issues pop up with your roof, siding, and foundation issues.
Spring is a great time to take care of your gutters, so make sure you include this task in your list of spring cleaning chores. Here are a few tips to consider when cleaning them out this season.
Use a Ladder Properly
Climbing a ladder to reach your gutters can be dangerous if you aren’t careful. You need to reach your gutters to clean them out properly, so it’s important that you use a ladder safely in order to avoid any mishaps.
Make sure that you position the ladder appropriately and affix it securely in place. The base of the ladder should be steady and not placed over top an uneven ground that could risk the ladder tipping over. To be safe, enlist the help of a friend to hold the ladder securely at the bottom so it stays in place when you’re on it.
Further, make sure all bolts and screws are tightened throughout the ladder to minimize risk.
Wear Protective Gloves
Most of the debris you’ll be removing from your gutters will likely be soft items, like leaves and twigs. However, you never know if there are any sharp objects that might make their way into your gutters over the months.
As such, you should wear protective gloves when reaching in and cleaning your gutters. Plus, dragging your hands along the gutter material could also be potentially hazardous if there are any sharp components along the seams of the eavestroughs.
Use a Scooper
Instead of using your bare hands to remove debris, consider using a scoop instead. There are scoops specifically designed for this job. They fit the shape and size of the eavestroughs, which make them perfect for this job. Just be sure to use a scoop made out of plastic or similar material so it doesn’t scratch up the inside of your gutters.
Use a Pressure Washer or Hose
After all the debris has been removed from your eavestroughs, use some water under pressure to clear out any remaining dirt to give them a thorough cleaning job. If using a hose, attach a spray nozzle to make it easy to shoot the dirt out of the gutters with the water.
Hire Experts To Do the Job For You
Rather than risk your safety and take time out of your busy schedule to clean your gutters, consider hiring the experts to do it for you instead. They have the know-how, experience, and tools needed to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and properly. Sit back and relax while the professionals in gutter cleaning take care of clearing out your eavestroughs on your behalf.
If you’re in need of having your eavestroughs cleaned, get in touch with Tip Top Trough today!