Tips to Clean Your Gutters – Georgia Roof

Tips to Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning gutters filled with leaves and sticks.

It is official. The hurricane season is upon us. Subtropical Storm Alberto’s effects were felt throughout parts of Georgia with heavy rains and winds. Gutters are definitely full and overflowing at most homes which can cause all kinds of problems.

If you own or live in a home, most likely you have gutters and need to make sure that you clean them regularly especially during the storm season. Rain cutters protect your landscape plantings, siding and foundation.

Here is some information about cleaning your gutters and simple steps to tackle the job:

How Often
Plan on thoroughly cleaning your home’s gutters every spring and fall or after a big storm.

Why
Your gutter and downspouts can have leaves, twigs, pine needles and debris that build up and cause water damage to your fascia (board behind gutter) and roof. If the water pours over your gutter it can damage your home’s foundation, basement or crawlspace.

Steps

  1. Dress comfortably and wear a long-sleeved shirt. You can wear rubber gloves.
  2. Protect your green lawn by using a tarp to dump the debris and leaves on. Plus, it makes it easier to dispose. Or, if you don’t want to use a tarp, use a bucket to put the debris and leaves in.
  3. Use a reliable extendable ladder with the ladder “horns” to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter.
  4. Instead of using your hands, buy a gutter scoop from the hardware store.
  5. Use a garden hose to flush the gutters and downspouts after you have removed all the debris and leaves out. Look for any leaks.

Gutter Covers

If you don’t mind paying an arm and a leg, you can install gutter covers. They come in mesh screens, clip-on grates, or porous foam. Covers need maintenance too to keep them clear.

Splash Block

A splash block keeps water from coming out of the downspouts away from your home’s foundation. It is a very important element. It also keeps you from digging a trench next to the house.

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