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Five Tips To Clean Your Rain Gutters

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Five Tips For Safely Cleaning Your Rain Gutters 

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As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers!  With more rain in the springtime months of April and May, now’s the perfect opportunity to get your rain gutters in tip-top shape.  As a homeowner, you’re probably wondering what the best way would be to maintain those gutters. Here is  a handy list of tips that will help you save money by doing it yourself, so that you can simply enjoy the rain once it comes.

 

1.Maintenance means everything: Ideally, you should clean your gutters twice per year.  Maintaining clean gutters will help you to avoid drainage problems that could potentially lead to more costly repairs.

 

2.Climb on up: Borrowing (or investing in) a good, sturdy ladder is the key to ensuring your personal safety and to making the task as hassle-free as possible.  Make sure that the ladder is placed on a flat, steady surface, and follow the rule of two: never stand on the top two rungs of a ladder, as it becomes very difficult to maintain your balance.

 

3.Protect yourself: Thick, heavy gloves are a must when performing this kind of task.  Gutters may have sharp or jagged metal pieces as well as screws or nails that may pose a danger to your hands and fingers.  Want additional protection?  Safety glasses are also a good idea!

 

4.Up on the roof: Santa might find rooftops to be a walk in the park, but for the rest of us, they aren’t generally ideal perches.  However, if you have a flat roof or a roof with a low slope, you may find it easier to accomplish the cleaning by situating yourself up top.  Always use extreme caution, wear non-slip shoes, and never opt for this choice in bad weather!

 

5.Scoop, blast and repair: Once you’re ready to start cleaning, follow a simple three-step process to get the most out of the task.  Scoop out any debris, blast the drains clean with a high-powered hose, and repair any leaks you may find along the way.

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