Tips for Cleaning Out Your Gutter System

If you don't want to use a gutter scoop, suede gloves are the best option to protect your hands when cleaning out your gutter system.

If you don’t want to use a gutter scoop, suede gloves are the best option to protecting your hands when cleaning out your gutter system.

The fall season is finally here and that means the leaves are starting to fall off of the trees! The different colored leaves are certainly a beautiful sight to see, but not when they are clogging up your gutters. It is important that you keep your gutter clean in order to effectively keep rainwater away from your home. Here are some tips for cleaning out your gutter system.  

Gutter Scoop

It is a good idea to invest in a gutter scoop so that you aren’t using your hands to get all of the dirt and debris out of your gutter system. Plastic gutter scoops can be found at almost any hardware store and are great tools because they are designed to form to the bottom of the gutter. This makes it easy to remove even the tough debris that gets stuck at the bottom. Avoid metal gutter scoops because it can damage the gutter system and cause rusting.

Protect Your Hands

Even with a scoop, you want to protect your hands because there could be rotting debris or animal droppings present. They also protect you from any possible metal shards that can come from and old gutter system. You want to use thick, suede gloves when doing this to ensure the best protection. Cotton gloves can soak up water and expose the skin to bacteria and rubber ones can be broken by metal shards.

Clean the Roof

Before you begin cleaning your gutter system, you should start with cleaning off your roof. You can use a power washer or some sort of rake to clean debris off of the roof. If you don’t do this, the next time it rains, all of the debris on your roof will be washed into your gutter, hence clogging it up again.

Semi-Annual Cleanings

It is a good idea to make sure you are cleaning your gutter system at least twice a year. The best times to do this are in the fall and in the spring. Cleaning your gutters regularly prevents any water damage that can occur when they are clogged. It also helps to prevent corrosion which could lead to costly repairs or a gutter replacement.

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