How to Clean Gutter with Gutter Guards
In the rainy season, excessive water may sit in your gutter, it may cause damage. It may cause damage to your home, including flooding. So, you should clean your house gutters regularly. For Clean your house roof you have to learn that, How to Clean Gutter with Gutter Guards.
How to Clean Gutter with Gutter Guards?
If you have installed gutter guards which have slits or mesh screening that may allow the water to flow over the blocking leaves and debris. So, if you have installed special gutter guards these will cut down the necessity of cleaning gutters regularly.
Unfortunately, the gutter guards are not foolproof. Most of them are unable to block debris and small objects such as needles, insects, seed pods, and flower buds. So, you should occasionally remove the gutter guards and clean out all debris. You should clean gutters with gutter guards at least twice a year. Cleaning gutters will ensure you that your home will be safe during the rainy season and there will be no flooding.
Below are some step-by-step processes about how to clean gutters with gutter guard. Read these carefully and follow exactly. Sure, you will find it as an easier task.
What do you need to clean gutters?
- Extension Ladder
- Garden Gloves
- Garden hose that has a pistol-grip nozzle
- Screwdriver/Drill/Rivet Gun
- Garden Spade
- Drop Cloths
- Safety Glasses
Step 1: In order to catch the gutter debris and tree leaves put a drop cloth on the ground under the gutter position.
Step 2: Take a ladder, either a freestanding ladder or an extension ladder. If the ground is level then the freestanding ladder is good. But, using an extension ladder is a much better idea. Make sure, while you set up a ladder it should extend three rungs higher than the roof.
Step 3: Tie the ladder with a support or tree branch, or call someone to help you by holding the ladder while you will climb up.
Step 4: Put on your hand gloves, safety glasses to get protection from animal waste, pests, and dirt. Also, you should wear a pair of non-slip footwear.
Step 5: Climb up the ladder. Take a bucket with you to keep the debris.
Step 6: After climbing up the rooftop, look at the gutter guards. Check whether the gutter guards are secured by screws, clips or rivets. Remove the screws using a screwdriver, remove clips using a hand, or remove rivets using a drill bit. On the other hand, there are some gutter guards that don’t need anything to attach to the guards. These are simply placed in the gutter. So, check the gutter guards’ position and remove them.
Step 7: Now collect the leaves, dirt, and debris from your bucket. You can also swipe them down onto the drop cloths. If you have a garden spade then use it to collect the debris easily. Use a hand where the spade is not working.
Step 8: After collecting the debris, now rinse out the gutter using a hosepipe which has a pistol-grip nozzle. Rinse out both the gutter corners and the gutter guards properly. If you have a leaf stopper system installed in your gutter, you don’t need to remove that. Just use the hose and through the water in pressure to clean out all debris from the gutters and gutter guards. Make sure you are not disturbing your leaf stopper system. Rinse out and clean out properly.
Step 9: Re-connect the gutter guards. Check second time whether the gutter guards are attached properly.
Step 10: Before climbing down, make sure that the downspouts are able to drain water properly and there is no clog at all. Check it by pouring water on the roof. If the water is draining properly, you will rest assured that your cleaning process is successful.
- Don’t climb on the top two rungs of your ladder.
- If your house is 2 or 3 stories tall, never try to clean the gutters by yourself. It will be good to hire a professional gutter cleaner.
The best time for gutter cleaning is in the fall or in the spring season.
Cleaning gutters with gutter guards is an easy process if you have all equipment and you know the above steps. Having proper cleaning knowledge will make your cleaning process easy. Hope, this article will help you to save extra expenses of hiring a gutter cleaner and you do your house cleaning job by yourself with fun.