Gutters control the water around your home. If debris keeps gutters from doing their job, you can wind up with some serious problems. By following these simple gutter cleaning tips, you can help avoid major and expensive home repairs.Leaking and clogged gutters, rotten wood, leaking roofs,slippery sidewalks, cracked driveways and washed out landscapes are all the problems one faces. If you think your gutters need a good cleaning, here are some important tips to follow:
Safety First: If you are not comfortable with heights or don't use tall ladders regularly, cleaning gutters is not a job for you. Consider hiring a handyman to help. If you decide to do so start, using a ladder, work gloves and a hose. Clear the gutters beginning at one end and moving to the other. Always work from the ladder and not from the roof.Once the gutter system is cleaned and properly adjusted, consider installing gutter guards to avoid a repeat performance in the future.
Maintaining a clean gutter is the single most effective way to avoid a whole host of serious and expensive problems.