It might not sound like such an important task, but keeping your gutters free of any dirt or debris should always be included in your roof cleaning routine. Clogged gutters can lead to problems in various areas of your home including stained siding, sagging ceilings, water penetration, and even basement flooding.
Our experts recommend cleaning your gutters at least once every season, particularly in the fall when leaves from nearby trees can cause massive gutter obstruction. However, getting up on a ladder to perform this task carries its own set of risks. It’s always best to leave the job to professionals but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do to help from the ground. Here are some safe gutter cleaning tips from our experts at Sunco Window Cleaning.
Using a power or pressure washer is very satisfying. Get a U-shaped wand attachment or a telescopic nozzle on one end of your washer and you’re all set to clean your gutters safely from the ground. If you don’t have the necessary attachments for power washing, pay your local handyman shop a visit or, better yet, contact professionals who will have all the tools needed for a thorough gutter cleaning.
If the leaves and debris in your gutters are dry, you can use a leaf blower to clear them up quite easily. Most models come with a telescopic attachment that can extend your reach up to your roof but if yours did not, these special nozzles can be purchased separately.
Finally, you can use a garden hose extension to wash away any soft dirt that might have built-up inside your gutters. Note, however, that this method will cause a mess that might require you to do some siding and window cleaning afterward. Using a garden hose is also not powerful enough to unclog gutters with a lot of debris.
At Sunco Window Cleaning, we are your leading provider of window cleaning and power washing services. Call us today at (253) 242-7350 or fill out our contact form to schedule a visit from our cleaning experts and get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Milton, WA, as well as all neighboring areas.