Keeping your gutters maintained is essential. If you don’t, then over time the downspouts can become lose and you could potentially lose your gutters due to rotting back boards. If you do not regularly clean your gutters, then you could end up with issues that extend beyond damage to your gutters. You could find that black streaks appear on your property – and they may not come out without pressure washing or repainting.
At Hydro Tek, we recommend that homeowners or business owners look into pressure washing equipment and accessories for a number of needs, including cleaning out your gutters. A small investment today could result in saving cash in a number of ways in the future. Today we will discuss the ways in which you can clean your gutters – both without and without pressure washing.
What you need to check your gutters
Before you head up there and start cleaning, it is a good idea to get a close look at what you are dealing with. You’ll need a ladder, preferably with a stabilizer bar, a pair of heavy work gloves, a bucket with dish soap and water, and a sponge or brush. Climb up there and visually inspect your gutters. If there is minor debris, then you can remove it with your gloves. If you want to see how well the gutters are working, pour the water into them and see how effectively the water is moved.
You will also want to ensure that your gutters secure to your home or commercial property. to check them, simply give them a light tug. Look at the back wood boards to see if they have rotted. If you can see that your gutters are in good order then it is time to get a deep cleaning via pressure washing.
What type of gutters do you have?
In order to properly handle gutter maintenance and cleaning on your own, you will need to know what type of gutters you are dealing with. For example, open gutters are gutters that are (as the name implies) entirely open and can be easily scooped out by hand. Gutter guards prevent debris from getting into the gutter, much like a guard over a bathtub drain keeps debris from going down the pipes. Rain gutters have ribs and are destined to get filled with debris at some point. They are also almost impossible to properly clean without a pressure washer.
How to prevent future clogs
It is easy enough to clean out gutters with the right pressure washing equipment but of course most homeowners do not want to deal with this issue. If you want to keep your gutters are clear of debris as possible, install gutter baskets. They allow the water to flow through the gutters but do not allow leaves and other debris to go through.
If you are in need of the proper pressure washing equipment then you are in luck – we have you covered. Let Hydro Tek guide you through the process of finding the right option by calling us at 800-274-9376 or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.