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How to clean your gutters

December 14th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

If you don’t feel the need to have gutter guards, then here’s a how you properly clean your gutters.

First, it’s always good to clean your gutters at least twice a year – once after fall, and the other after spring, when the seeds some down.

Here are a few things you will need

  • A long hose
  • A ladder
  • A bucket
  • Rubber gloves

Move your ladder to the corner of the house opposite of where the down spout is. You’re going to want to run water there down to the other end to wash and clean some of the leaves and debris to the downspout.

Climb up your ladder with the water running through the hose and start cleaning out the leaves out of the gutter with your hands and either put it in a bucket that’s attached to the gutter with a hook. As you clean a section of the gutter, move down the line and continue to clean.

You can leave the gutter at the corner of the house until you reach the down spout.

If the downspout is clogged, which it very well be, shake or knock the down spout to loosen the debris and leaves, or remove the down spout to clean the debris. This may need to take place on a ladder, so be careful.

That’s how you clean your gutters!

Written by Walt Bell

Walt Bell

Walt Bell is the owner of Bell Seamless Gutters out of New Jersey. He has over 50 years experience in the industry and serves customers of small homes to large buildings.

2 Comments on “How to clean your gutters”

  1. 1 Eugene Roebuck said at 12:47 am on February 8th, 2013

    This article helps so much! Thanks for sharing all these tips in cleaning gutters. Awesome!

  2. 2 Lisa said at 5:59 pm on May 19th, 2015

    I’ll probably have to clean out my gutters soon. I’m pretty sure my downspout is probably clogged, so I’m glad you explained how to deal with that sort of thing. You mentioned that it’s a good idea to clean gutters twice a year. I haven’t been doing that! Should I be worried? I usually try to clean mine once a year. Maybe I’ll have to be a little bit more diligent with that sort of thing. Thanks for the post!


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