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Clean And Maintain Your Rain Gutters

You are already aware that in order the gutters to do their job, they need to be clean of debris and all sorts of leaves that can clog it and give you a headache. If they are not properly cleaned and maintained, the clogging will make them fill up with rain and overflow. Even if they dont overflow, having water in them will make the wooden ones rot and metal ones rust. So, in order to get this project done, you can either choose to do it yourself or pay a professional to do it. However, have in mind that doing it yourself will save you some bucks and your budget will be grateful. Get this fitness exercise planned to happen twice a year, maybe more if your house is in an area full of vegetation or you have storms happening more frequently. Make sure you have a proper ladder to use and that you are comfortable working some feet from the ground. Sometimes it can be easier to use a leaf blower to get those leaves out of the way, just make sure to wear goggles and be more than careful up there. Another method is using a proper gutter cleaning kit that can be attached to a leaf blower, however, do not forget to protect yourself during whichever method you choose. Choose a reliable ladder and try to get a really tall one, instead an extending one and dont forget to protect the gutter from damaging it with the ladder by placing a piece of rubber where the ladder would stand. When you are standing on the ladder stand inside the rails and dont lean out on the sides. It is a smarter choice if you get down from the ladder and move it to where you want and dont use the last 4 rungs because of stability. Maybe it will be easier for you to work from the actual roof instead of from the ladder but first make sure that you have a clean and safe place where you can stand, dont put yourself in s dangerous situation like working on wet roof, or windy and ice conditions. Wear proper shoes with rubber soles and be careful to avoid the edges. Since we know that gutters have sharp metal parts you must wear work gloves to protect your hands also in some situations it will be a good idea to wear safety glasses and it is very clever if you put some plastic covers to collect the debris and dont have to clean up much after your work is done. In most of the situations, very helpful things are gutter guards and leaf-catchers, but they are not a permanent solution for this problem, some of the debris goes through them and you still need to remove them to clean the gutter but you will find less debris instead of without guards. However, some of these systems are incredibly expensive and if you want to buy and install them, make sure that you find what the best is for you. Cleaning steps: 1. If you have guards already, remove them and use a gutter scoop or find some plastic scoop that can fit inside and take out the debris from the drain. It is always the better solution to use gutter scoop when the debris is not dry and you can save your time and energy by putting everything into a plastic bucket. 2. Next step is to use high pressure hose connected to your water line and wash out the entire gutter so that any additional gunk will fall off. Be careful as this is a messy job and try to be clean instead of making a mess on your house walls. 3. Check and clean your drainpipes from debris. In situations when you have debris in your drainpipes and the water doesnt go through them you should try flushing the debris with a hose.

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