How to Clean Your Gutters Without Climbing a Ladder
November 7, 2019
Keeping your gutters clean and clog-free is one of the most important things you can do to help make them last. This is particularly crucial to remember right after you’ve installed new gutters as you’re in the best position possible to ensure you make the most of the service life of your gutters. What you also have to remember is that cleaning your gutters can be a safety risk because of the need to use gutters. Fortunately, it’s possible to get the gutter cleaning you need done without climbing a ladder. Here’s how:
With a Garden Hose
With a gutter-cleaning attachment, any garden hose can be used to clean your gutters with ease. Do note that there may be splatters so it’s best to wear a raincoat and a pair of goggles to protect yourself. Once you’re ready, simply hold the attachment out, placing it right above your gutters. Turn on the garden hose, and work your way from one point to another, stopping every few minutes to let the water drain. Keep going until all the dirt and debris from your gutters have been removed.
With a Power Washer
Using a power washer to clean your gutters is a lot like using a garden hose, except you have stronger water pressure at your disposal. For this, you will need a U-shaped attachment and a telescoping wand. Start with the mildest pressure, and increase it as you go depending on how much cleaning is needed. Continue until all of your gutters have been cleaned.
With a Leaf Blower
With the nozzle attachment, a leaf blower can be an effective tool for cleaning gutters. Work your way through section by section, directing air at an angle instead of over the debris to prevent dirt, twigs and other small objects from flying all over the place.
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