It’s time to say goodbye to summer and start thinking about the chores that we have to do in the fall. One item that should be on everyone’s list? Gutter cleaning. We know it’s not everyone’s favorite way to spend a lovely fall day, but if you don’t do it periodically, you’ll be dealing with much bigger hassles later. At Guarded Gutters, gutter cleaning is our specialty. Many people choose to clean their gutters themselves, but sometimes you don’t have time, or your gutters are tricky to access.
If you prefer to DIY, here are some gutter cleaning tips for the fall.
Take safety precautions.
Safety first! Cleaning the gutters may not be the most exciting chore, but you are up a ladder. If you have someone to foot the ladder—hold it to keep it steady—make sure they stay with you the whole time. But sometimes you have to do it on your own. In that case, tell a neighbor that you’ll be up cleaning the gutters and ask them to check that you’re okay every so often. Finally, make sure your ladder is firmly set on the ground before your climb up.
Flush the gutters after cleaning.
Once you get all the gunk and debris out, you’ll want to check for leaks. Take a small bucket or watering can and pour some water down your gutters to make sure they are draining properly. If there are leaks or areas where the water isn’t flowing, you might want to call in the pros to fix it. But if you prefer to DIY that as well, check the seams of your gutters and the places it is fastened to your house.
Call the pros after the leaves come down.
It’s a good idea to have a professional check out your gutters about once a year. If you do it in the fall, it makes the most sense to wait until most of the leaves are down. They’ll clean the gutter while they’re up there checking on everything, so you don’t want to have to do it again in a couple of weeks.
Gutter Cleaning by Guarded Gutters
Whether you need a repair or just don’t have the time to clean them yourself, Guarded Gutters are the pros to call for all your gutter cleaning needs.