Cleaning your gutters is one of those chores that is bothersome and easy to put off.
If you’ve ever had to clean your gutters, you don’t need us to tell you how easy it is to simply put off. The longer you wait, however, the more damage you could potentially do to your gutters, your roof, and the foundation of your home. Here are some tips on how you can safely clean your gutters.
What you’ll need:
- Work gloves
- Silicon Gloves
- Safety Glasses
Make sure to wait for a 2 to 3-day dry spell before you clean your gutters during the fall. Dry debris is a lot easier to clean up.
Normal work gloves can get the job done, but if your debris is wet, the water will soak through and give your hands a funky smell. If you use the latex or silicon gloves underneath your work gloves, they’ll keep your hands dry.
You’ll want to make sure that your ladder is standing on solid ground, and never step above the second-to-last rung.
Use the bucket and hook them to the ladder. It’s always best to use two buckets: one for collecting the debris, and the other for your tools.
Start by the downspout when you start cleaning. Remove any large debris with your hands, and the trowel when you get to the smaller stuff.
Once you remove the large debris, wash the gutter with a hose at the other end of the downspout. If you notice that the water isn’t draining, the downspout may be clogged. Remove parts of the downspout and pass the hose upwards until it is unclogged.
You need the proper homeowners insurance policy in case a covered disaster strikes and messes with or completely obliterates your gutters. To get excellent coverage for your Connecticut home, contact C.V. Mason Insurance Agency in Bristol today.