3 Easy Steps to Clean your Seamless Gutter System
Maintaining a clean gutter system can prevent big problems in the future. By following these simple steps you can increase the amount of years that your gutter system can work efficiently. Thoroughly cleaning your home or business gutters every spring and fall will keep them working like they should. Trees drop leaves and these can later clog the downspout, which can cause water damage to your roof, your fascia or even worse your homes foundation.
Check the weather forecast before you get everything ready to clean the gutters. If you allow the debris in gutters to dry out, this will make it easier for you to clean them.
Begin cleaning your gutter near a downspout.
Remove the debris like leaves, twigs, etc… with a trowel and make sure to have a bucket where to dump it.
To clean out the remaining materials, flush the gutter lengths with a hose, a hose-end attachment made for gutters can make this easier, starting at the end opposite to the downspout. If the water still doesn’t drain, that means that the downspout may be clogged.
You may need to remove it from the pipe and clean it thoroughly. Then you would need to reattach the downspout.
Cleaning your seamless gutters system may be one of the most important things that is often overlooked. It doesn’t matter whether you do it yourself or if you hire a pro, cleaning gutters is a critical task that can prevent future water damage to your home or business.