When you are anticipating spring showers, its important that you do a thorough gutter check and cleaning. If you want to extend the life of your outer walls, keeping your cutter clean and clear is key. Here are a few great tips on how to de-clutter your gutter.
1.Reach Your Gutter
Get your appropriate ladder out to be able to reach the gutters. It is always safer to have a buddy to be able to hold the ladder for you when you are cleaning the gutters. Also in the case of an accidental fall, you will have someone right there to get assistance.
2. Use The Right Tools
There are a myriad of tools available to assist in gutter cleaning. Scoops are effective and they also make extension poles that fit to the scoop. This will allow you to scoop out more without having to move your ladder continuously.
3. Wash It Out
Once you get the larger goop out of your gutter you can use your garden hose with an attachment to spray out the residue in your gutter. This is an important step, as if you have existing residue It can cause more and more sediment to stick. This can cause a clog faster.
4. Downspouts Are Key
Make sure your downspouts are clear and working properly. After a rain check for any rain puddles around your house. If you are finding water pooling then your downspouts are not working correctly or you may need a better drainage system. This pooling can deteriorate the foundation of your home so its important that you find a solution.
5. Maintenance and Prevention
Make sure to clean and maintain your gutters on a regular basis. If you don’t have the time or desire to do gutter maintenance, call a professional. Its crucial that you keep your gutters clean for the health and life of your home.
If you need help or have any questions about your gutter system, contact Paradigm Roofing at 972-542-7774.