No one likes cleaning their gutters. It's a dirty job, and occasionally an outright disgusting one. But it needs to get done and we’ve got some tips to make sure it gets done with a minimal amount of fuss and inconvenience.
Here are our 3 tips for successfully cleaning your gutters:
Tip #1: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
When it comes to keeping your gutters clean, the best solution is to make sure nothing gets in there in the first place. While it might seem like a bigger expense in terms of time, money, and effort, gutter shields (which screen out leaves, sticks, and other debris) are a worthwhile investment when it comes to minimizing the amount of work you have to do. They also ensure you don't have to clean your gutters nearly as often.
Tip #2: Use A Pressure Washer
While it can be ungainly, a pressure washer (or even a simple garden hose) can make short work of flushing out your gutters. It's important to check the anchoring spikes first, though, because the last thing you want to do is knock your gutters down while trying to clean them. You'll likely still have to pick the bigger objects out by hand, but the decomposing sludge will be washing away quickly, and cleanly.
Tip #3: Use A Trowel
While most of us picture scooping out muck with our hands, you can make a lot of progress by using a garden trowel. It's a simple tool, and it's easy enough to carry up the ladder, which makes it ideal for the task.
For more information on how you can get your necessary chores done with only a fraction of the effort, simply contact us today!