The Easy Part (The Gear)Before you get started cleaning gutters you will need to have a few things at your side. The first thing that you should have is a ladder. Aside from that you will want to have towels, gloves, and safety gear to ensure that you are not hurt in case of a fall. A garden hose is a good option too though you don’t necessarily need that in every instance. Having your gear ready and in good working order prior to undertaking this task will help ensure your work is both efficient and of high quality.
Starting PointsTake your ladder and place it where you can reach gutters while viewing them from the top to bottom. You will want to be above your gutters and be able to clean things out properly. Dig deep and pull out leaves, dirt, and grime and dispose of them in some sort of trash or cloth receptacle. Keep going through your gutters left to right until you’re complete. If you can’t get some of the debris out leave it for the time being and keep your focus on what is easily removed.
The Drain PipesThe next thing that you should do is clear the drain pipes. Doing so will allow you to rinse your gutters with water or a cleaning solution and allow all of it to drain properly. Stubborn blockages should be addressed with a plumber’s snake or a thick hanger if need be. Clear drain pipes help reduce build up in the main tracks of your gutters.
The Final BlastOnce you have adequately pulled, cleared, and cleaned gutters and drain pipes, you will want to use a hose to spread water throughout the interior of the gutters and downspouts. You want to use the high pressure setting of your garden hose and get water blasted through the area and that’s it. Don’t wait for the rainy season to do this mind you. Get this done before the rainy season comes and you’ll be prepared for Mother Nature when she brings the precipitation.
Orange County Gutter Cleaning by Stanley Window Care