With fall practically upon us already, everyone is preparing for the new season. While Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations may be at the forefront of your seasonal maintenance plans, be sure to remember your roof, and by extension, your rain gutters. Believe it or not, your gutters are an essential part of protecting your roof as well as your home’s foundation. If your gutters are clogged, they can leave your roof vulnerable to serious damages in a short amount of time. Today we will discuss several quick tips to help you clean your rain gutters this Fall!
Items You’ll Need:
Step One: Ladder Setup
When setting up your ladder, it may be tempting just to prop it up against the roof. However, this is actually less safe than using a ladder that can stand on its own. If you absolutely must lean the ladder on the roof, consider asking a family member for assistance with stabilization. Also remember that it is safer to clean your gutters from the ladder, than to sit on the roof and clean the gutters.
Step Two: Remove Debris
Climb your sturdy ladder with your gloves on, and your bucket and scoop in your hand. Use the scoop to remove any leaves, dirt, or other debris from your gutter, and put them in the bucket. This way, you wont have to pick up the leaves a second time, from the ground! Be sure to remove as much debris as possible.
Step Three: Rinse
Finally, rinse your gutters with the hose, and flush them thoroughly. This will ensure you remove any residual dirt or dust that remained in your gutters after the scooping.
Give Us A Call!
If you notice any signs of damage while you are cleaning out your gutters, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 817-233-2515 for affordable repair services. We can also help you with all of your roof installation and roof repair needs.