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Ten Easy Gutter Cleaning Tips

June 26, 2014

Cleaning your gutters is essential in maintaining your home, and it doesn't have to be done monthly. However, you should make sure you clean the gutters out at least three to four times a year.

If you don’t properly maintain your homes rain gutters, it could end up costing you a lot of money late on down the road. If not maintained correctly it could and will cause water damage in the homes roof, walls and the interior and exterior portions of your home.

Most people forget or think if they don’t clean it out it’s not that big of a deal. It’s definitely a big deal and it is one task you don’t want to overlook. Another thing about letting the gutters become clogged is the possibility of the gutters crashing and breaking windows or lights in its way. The gutters themselves are costly to replace also.

If you follow these ten easy steps, you should have no problem cleaning out your gutter system or keeping it clean.

  1. Make sure to have a small hand rake or shovel with you. This will make the job a lot easier to manage.
  2. Make sure to have a used grocery bag or small trash bag to put the debris in.
  3. Wear rubber soled shoes for cleaning off the roof area.
  4. Be sure to always tell someone when you will be working on a ladder so they can listen and check occasionally.
  5. Wear the protective safety gear such as gloves and sturdy slip resistant shoes. Leather gloves are the best option for this job.
  6. Before you start cleaning out around the gutter make sure to unclog the down spots so that the water will run through the gutter system and remove small debris.
  7. Be aware of dangerously low power lines of damaged power lines. If there are any of these, do not proceed to clean out gutter system until the lines are fixed.
  8. Gutters need to be cleaned out at least twice per year to avoid damage to your of and interior and exterior of your home.
  9. Keep trees trimmed neatly around your roof area.
  10. After clearing the debris make sure to wash the gutter system out with the water hose.

If you follow these simple tips you should have no problem in cleaning your homes gutter system. Remember maintenance should be maintained at least twice a year especially during the fall season.

Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning
Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089

Alasdair Collis
Ph: 0410 614 924
Fax: 03 9438 2743

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