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Cleaning Rain Gutters

How often to clean gutters

First and foremost, it is important to know the importance of a gutter system in the house. If you do not have it installed, Lynchburg gutters specialists (or experts in your area) can be contacted. Now to our topic of concern, we should clean gutters at least once a year-twice a year if there are overhanging trees. Also, cleaning clogged gutters after big storms is important. Clogs often occur where downspouts join the gutter system-check these areas closely. Get in touch with local experts for a free gutter inspection.

How to clean gutters

  1. Wear a shirt with long sleeves. Wear rubber gloves.

  2. Have a good extendable ladder a vailable. Standoff stabilizers (ladder “horns”) are ideal to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter. Oh, that might not even be mandatory! You can clean gutters without a ladder too!

  3. Use a small plastic scoop to remove gunk. Buy a gutter scoop from the hardware store ($25) or try a child’s sand shovel.

  4. Spare your lawn by dumping the stuff onto a plastic tarp.