Gutters, when they’re functioning properly, can be a real boon. They help keep your home dry and safe from flooding. But if you don’t clean them regularly or if they develop problems, your gutters might not be doing their job so well anymore. In this post, we’ll show you how to clean your home’s gutters so that water doesn’t pool around the base of your rooflines or seep into your basement walls.
- Remove any leaves, twigs and other debris from your gutters.
- Use a leaf blower to remove large amounts of debris.
- Use a vacuum to remove smaller debris, such as leaves or twigs stuck in the gutter system that are too big for you to pick out by hand but not large enough to clog up your drainage system completely.
Do A Test Run To Check For Leaks
First, it’s important to do a test run to make sure that your gutters are not leaking. Second you can do this by setting a bucket under the downspout and turning on the water. Third if there are any leaks, they should become apparent right away. If there are no leaks, then congratulations! Your gutter system is in good shape and ready for cleaning.
Check The Downspouts
- Check the downspouts. Downspouts should be clear of debris, and pointing away from the house. If you have any extensions on your gutters that lead to a drain or gutter, make sure they’re angled to prevent water from pooling in an area where it can damage your foundation or pooling near an entryway (this can be dangerous for pets).
Don’t let gutter problems get out of hand.
Gutters are an important part of your home. They help keep your foundation dry by collecting water from the roof and directing it away from the house.
However, gutters can be damaged by tree branches, snow, ice and other things that get stuck in them. If you have a gutter problem that gets out of hand, we can help!
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