Cleaning your roof’s gutters is one of the best ways to ensure your roof doesn’t become damaged during a rain storm. It’s one of those tasks that can be easily forgotten, but an important task, nonetheless. Being properly equipped with the right tools will ensure that your gutter gets the best cleaning possible. Below is how to clean gutters on your roof.
First, Wear the Proper Clothing
Before you start cleaning your gutters, it’s important to wear the proper clothing. While debris and leaves are usually found in gutters, there can be animals and insects in the gutters, as well, so it is important to keep yourself protected. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy gloves, and goggles to ensure you are fully protected.
Use a Plastic Scoop
Although you’ll be wearing gloves, having a plastic scoop to remove the debris and leaves will make things a lot easier.
Don’t Dump Debris On Your Lawn
Instead of messing up your yard with wet leaves and debris, consider using a trash bag to discard debris and leaves when you clean gutters.
Hose Down Your Gutters
When the debris has been removed from the gutters, you will want to take a hose and spray it down. This will guarantee that the gutters are completely clean and free of debris.
Clear Any Blockages
If the water has trouble going down the drain pipe, spray water up the drain pipe to clear obstructions. Sometimes water isn’t enough and you will need to use a drain snake to get the rest of the debris out.