How To Save Time and Clean Your Gutters This Fall

Get up there and clean your gutters

Cleaning your gutters is an important house project just waiting for you on your to-do list. Many of us try to push gutter cleaning until the end of autumn, when the very last leaf has fallen from the enormous tree in your backyard.

Why do we homeowners dread gutter cleaning so much?

Often it’s because it’s a task that feels so time consuming. But if you take half an hour every couple of weeks this fall and consistently clean out your gutters, it’ll make the job much easier in the long run!
Here’s what you’ll need to get up there and clean out your gutters:

  • A ladder
  • Gloves
  • A garbage bag to gather leafs and other small debris
  • A garden trowel
  • Watering hose

To begin, set the ladder an arms length away from your gutter’s downspout, tuck a garbage bag in your back pocket, hold the tools in your hand, then begin your climb up the ladder. Once there, take one handful at a time and begin to fill up the garage bag.
More than likely, the majority of what you’ll find in your gutters is from the asphalt shingles. This run off stuff can get pretty heavy when wet, so you make sure you get it out of your gutters now. If the dirt and debris are too hard to get up using just your hand, use the garden trowel.
Once you are finished clearing out a section, grab your hose and spray down the gutter and into the down spouts.

Give us a call

How are your gutters looking? Are they leaky or looking like they might need to be replaced soon? Give us a call at Grussing Roofing and we’ll swing by, take a look at your gutters and give you a free estimate. Don’t hesitate to give us a call with any roofing questions you have!

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