Is your home ready for Fall? I mean…I’m sure you have decorated with pumpkins, ghouls, and turkeys depending on your tastes but that’s not what I’m talking about.
Along with the crispy air, the changing leaves, and the spiced lattes, comes the need to prepare your house for this new and transitional season.
Washing your roof rain gutters is an essential part of this process. Today we will explain how to properly clean your gutters to ensure your house structure is better equipped to handle everything that nature will throw at it in the coming months.
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In the Fall, I love watching the leaves gently float down from the trees and create a pretty “carpet” on the ground. If you are like me, this season includes sharing pictures and videos on social media of your feet pressing the leaves, making that crispy sound as you walk on them around your neighborhood.
But these same beautiful leaves also fall on our roofs, our gutters, and everywhere near our homes. Even if we don’t have trees nearby, the wind can quickly blow lots of them on our property.
If you haven’t cleaned your gutters in a while, you need to do this now, before they get clogged with the new leaves that will start falling soon. In this season, it is essential to keep your gutters are as clear as possible, so they can smoothly handle the rain and snow showers that will inevitably come our way.
Ways to Clean Your Gutters
According to home maintenance experts, the best way to wash your roof rain gutters is to get up there with a ladder and remove all the debris by hand.
You could use a gutter cleaning kit (a long pipe and brush attached to your garden hose) in order to rinse out the debris while you’re safely on the ground. But you risk missing dirt that is stuck to the gutters like hard-packed mud, small rocks or animal residue because you won’t be directly looking at the gutter.
I don’t know about you, but my house wasn’t cheap. I want to make sure I do the best job possible in maintaining it so that it holds its value for as long as possible. And that means cleaning my gutters in the most effective way that I can. Don’t you want the same?
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