How to clean the house gutter to its top condition?

Time to fix: 1 hour or more

Cleaning gutters is important to prevent water damage, pest infestations and more. It's recommended to clean them at least once a year but it also depends on the location, weather and the number of trees around the house.

Why do you need to fix it?

  1. Prevent water damage
  2. Prevent pest infestations
  3. Maintain the Integrity of your gutters
  4. Improve curb appeal
  5. Avoid accidents

So what do you need to do now?

  1. First, clear any debris that has accumulated on the roof around the gutters. This will prevent debris from falling into the gutters while cleaning them.
  2. Use a ladder to reach the gutters and a trowel or gutter scoop to remove any debris accumulated in the gutters. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp debris.
  3. Once the visible debris has been removed, flush the gutters with a hose to remove any remaining debris and to check for proper water flow.
  4. Check for any leaks or damage in the gutters and repair them as necessary.
  5. It's a good idea to check the gutters and downspouts to ensure they are securely fastened and that all hangers are in place.
  6. Lastly, if you have a problem with pests in your gutters, such as birds or insects, install gutter guards to keep them out.

Note: Some houses are too high and require a professional to clean it; also, when doing the gutter cleaning and ladder work, it's essential to be aware of the safety measures to avoid accidents.