Routine gutter care is important because regular cleaning is integral to making sure your gutters are performing as they should. In fact, some gutter issues homeowners may attribute to storm damage are actually due to poor maintenance. However, you also need to be mindful of the safety risks climbing a ladder to clean your gutters come with. What to do then? 3JM Exteriors is here to show you how you can clean your gutters without climbing a ladder.
What You’ll Need
Cleaning your gutters from the ground is possible with a power washer, leaf blower or even a simple garden hose. You just have to make sure you have the right attachments to let you reach your gutter troughs without climbing up a ladder.
For a power washer, you’re going to need a U-shaped attachment and a telescoping wand, while a leaf blower will require a nozzle attachment. For a garden hose, you should have a gutter-cleaning attachment, which you can find in home improvement stores. You can also check roof inspection accessories for other things that could help you.
What to Do
Whether you’re using a power washer, leaf blower or garden hose, the trick to effective gutter cleaning is to take it slow, working your way from one end to the other to ensure you get rid of all the debris that have accumulated in your gutters. Be mindful as well of much pressure you’re putting on your gutters. When using a power washer or garden hose, you also need to stop from time to time to let water drain completely and prevent overflows.
Tired of tedious gutter maintenance? Talk to us about gutter guards! 3JM Exteriors, Inc. has more than 50 years of combined industry experience serving Downers Grove, Naperville and the surrounding communities, so we are confident we have what it takes to address whatever gutter needs you might have.
To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give 3JM Exteriors, Inc. a call at (630) 985-6494 or fill out our contact form. Schedule a FREE inspection with us today! We also offer roof inspection, repair and replacement services.