Clean Gutters Support Optimal Function Of Your Foundation And Roof.
Properly functioning gutters keep rain flowing right where you want it and not where you don’t! We can help with gutter cleaning if you would like us to take care of it for you. However, if you are looking to get in there and clean them yourself, here are Valley Roofing’s Top 3 Gutter Cleaning Solutions to help you out.
Before you begin to clean your gutters, put safety first with a little preparation. First things first: Is your ladder functioning properly? Do you have work gloves to protect your hands? Do you have a bucket in which to put the debris you find? Are you working with a buddy to ensure your safety from the ground? Is the light right to see what you need to see? Are trees trimmed back from your home to give you easy access to the perimeter of your roof? Take precautions to operate securely and stay safe so you can clean your gutters and then sit back and enjoy your work!
Top 3 Gutter Cleaning Solutions Keep Your Water Flowing.
- Clear out visible debris. Getting up where you can see into your gutters can bring you face to face with the muck that causes clogs. By cleaning out the debris, you minimize water dams that run off and affect your foundation.
- Wash out your gutters with the garden hose. Running clean water through your gutters when it’s not pouring rain gives you a chance to see if thereare any leaks or cracks, clogs or hidden debris that may keep your gutter system from working well.
- Check the integrity of your gutter guards. Make sure your gutter guards are in tact and winter weather or seasonal storms haven’t damaged them. If you do have gutter guards, they take care of our first two tips for you!