Cleaning gutters is an important part of roof maintenance. If the gutters are not cleared, there will be a build-up of leaves, debris and other materials in the drainage channels. As a result, the gutters will be constantly under strain. In addition, when it rains, the water will not flow from the roof efficiently. The damming effect of the clogged gutters will increase the risk of roof leakage.
Where possible, you should engage roofing professionals for thorough gutter cleaning. If you are interested in DIY cleaning, consider using the below products for effective gutter maintenance:
An extension pole is a crucial tool for cleaning out gutters for DIY enthusiasts. As implied, this tool is a pole which can be extended to different lengths for long vertical reach. This simple pole can be used for gutter cleaning by a attaching a gutter cleaning brush or other similar attachment to the end. Then, the pole will facilitate cleaning of the corners of the gutters that you cannot reach even with a reliable ladder.
Leaf Blower Attachment
If your gutters are filled with dry leaves, consider using a leaf blower with a compatible attachment. Generally, the gutter cleaning blower attachment consists of interlocking pipes which can be joined to a leaf blower. It is possible to use a handheld or backpack-style leaf blower. After connecting the attachment to the blower, you can direct the air under pressure to the gutters. The blasting air will clear out debris from the channels. If the blower is powerful enough, it will even clear out wet leaves.
A gutter cleaning attachment for your pressure washer is favorable because it will eliminate the dust, dirt and other debris sitting at the bottom of the gutters. When shopping for a gutter cleaning attachment, consider its compatibility with your power washer. If you plan on renting a washer, consider tools with universal compatibility.
Ladder, Gloves and Bucket
Gutter cleaning does not always require specialty tools and products. If you are not interested in acquiring new tools, you can adapt your household items for this task. For instance, cleaning the gutters is quite simple with a ladder, waterproof gloves and a bucket. With these items, you can manually scoop out the debris in the channels, clearing them out. However, you must be cautious when working at heights to avoid falls and injuries.
If you don’t want to clean your gutters yourself, contact the experts at First Quality Roofing & Insulation. Our skilled technicians will perform a thorough inspection of not only your gutters, but your entire roof, and will perform any needed service – including gutter cleaning. Call 702-262-7847 today.