Gutter cleaning is an annual task, essential for the overall performance of the roof. Home owners who ignore their gutters risk dealing with water leaks and other associated problems.
As a thumb rule, quality conscious roofers in Lawrenceville recommend that your drainage system should be cleaned twice a year, or whenever it is necessary, but most likely at the end of the autumn, to remove all those leaves that accumulate and may clog them, and at the end of the winter, to remove debris resulted from successive snow melting and winter storms.
You will maintain your gutters as new if you follow these 5 steps:
- Use a sturdy and safe ladder to reach your gutters, as well as a bucket to collect debris
- Use protection for your hands. The content of the gutters often contains bird droppings, ridden with bacteria. Besides, gloves can also protect you from the sharp metal shards of an old gutter system.
- Use a plastic scope to remove tough debris at the bottom of the gutters.
- Utilize a garden hose and flood your gutters to see if the water will drain quickly and safely. If it doesn’t, downspouts may be clogged and must be cleaned as well.
- If you want to avoid doing these maintenance operations too often, install gutter guards.