Cleaning your gutters is a necessary part of regular home maintenance. The only thing worse than not having rain gutters is having a rain gutter system that doesn’t function properly. There are some things you can do to make the chore of gutter cleaning easier though.
Make sure you have every thing you need to clean your gutters before you start! A ladder, hose, garbage bags, screw gun, screws, extra gutter sealant, and a gutter scoop are all good things to have at the ready when you begin your gutter cleaning project.
Inspect your gutters!
When your cleaning your gutters it’s a perfect time to check for leaky mitres, loose straps, and downspout components that need your attention. the old saying “a stitch in time saves nine” really does apply here, the small amount of extra effort you spend could save you time and money if you end up with water in your basement.
It never pays to take chances when cleaning gutters. For most of us climbing ladders or working at the edge of a roof aren’t a part of our every day jobs. losing your balance and falling from a roof or ladder happens in an instant. There are no second chances. Sometimes its worth while to pay a professional to clean your gutters, its more than likely less than what a broken bone could cost you.