411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Boost Your Electrical Service With Multitude

  Businesses that provide electrical services or goods and professional electricians make invaluable contributions to society. From the home...

on Jun 21, 2017

How to Check the Reputation of a Locksmith

In your life, you might have been faced by an awkward situation in which you had to stay out in the cold since you had lost the keys to your...

on Jun 19, 2017

Before You Put Your Trust in a Home Cleaning Company, Consider the Following

As is the case with every homeowner or renter, you have your reasons for hiring home cleaning professionals to come in and clean your home. Time is...

on Jun 14, 2017

Create The Ultimate Outdoor Area With A Veranda

When the weather is fine, we need to be outdoors to enjoy it. You could go for a walk or a run, hit the jogging track or the hiking trails or just...

on Jun 10, 2017

Maximizing ROI by Rehabbing Multifamily Properties

There are a number of rehab projects that multifamily investors typically acknowledge as time-tested solid investments because they are proven to...

on Jun 10, 2017

How to Roofing Clean Gutters

by Guest on Feb 14, 2010

SAFETY FIRST!  Falling is one of the most common deaths from a ladder.

There are two main areas of a gutter to clean. The interior gutter, where all the debris collects, and the exterior of the gutter. The interior portion of the gutter should be cleaned twice a year, unless you have gutter covers, and the outside of the gutter needs to be cleaned once a year with the rest of the house.

Cleaning The Interior Of Gutters

If debris backs up water in your gutters, the water can cause serious long term problems to your house. It can easily rot out the fascia and sophet as well as cause interior wall damage if the water finds a way in to the eaves. The best way to avoid this is with gutter cover installation.

However, if you need to clean your gutters the old fashioned way. Take out a ladder and go section to section and remove all the debris. The biggest draw back to this is the ladder work. It is very easy to fall off of a ladder. Plus, climbing up and down a ladder 50 times may not be your idea of a good time on a Saturday afternoon. Also, Be careful not to crush your gutters with the ladder.

If you live in a single story house, your best bet may be a pressure washer with a special gutter attachment. It is never a good idea to try and use a ladder and a pressure washer at the same time. One problem with this method, is the possibility of blowing water back into the house through the eaves, however this is the preferred method.

Actually getting on the roof and cleaning the gutters is a very bad idea. Especially if you are not use to walking on roofs. I have seen roofers walk up insane angles in order to do their job, but they are trained professionals. All it takes is one slip and your time could be up.

Exterior Gutter Cleaning

It is a good idea to pressure wash your house at least once a year. During this process do not neglect your gutters. Basic mold and grime will build up on your gutters and dirty gutters really detract from the beauty of your home.

Use a strong degreaser and apply it your gutters. Make sure it is approved for use in your pressure washer, if you need something that is not approved you could always use a spray bottle or an acid injector. Put the degreaser on the gutters and let it sit for about five minutes. Do not let it dry. Go back over it with the white nozzle and see if you can get off all of the grime.

If you are not able to remove all of the grime, you may have to use goof off. This is a painstaking process and sometimes it does not get everything off. Especially roof tar, which over the years stains the gutters. If your gutters are really bad, it may be a better idea to simply replace the gutters.

If your current gutters are in disrepair, you may want to check out Atlanta gutter replacement or if you want to stop the hassle of gutter cleaning check out Atlanta gutter covers.

 

Roofing / Gutters 2469 Views

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Step Up Your Style With Modern Handrails

Handrails may not seem like an integral piece of design, but this often overlooked design feature can really change the aesthetic of a room. As a...

Interior Design / Decor

Rent or Buy Your Power Tools and Other Equipment?

If you’re pretty good with your hands and feel like refurbishing your home to increase its value, you’ll probably need to invest in...

Tools / Woodworking

Modern Bathroom Innovations

Advances in design and production techniques, combined with the explosion of choice the internet offers, have seriously increased the expectations...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How to Find the Best Home Designer

One crucial way of hiring a good local designer is to contact a local chapter of ASID for names of best designers, or peruse their websites for...

Interior Design / Decor

Don't Sweat the Little Things - Fixing Minor Annoyances at Home

When you come home at the end of your long day at work, it seems as though some days, everything is annoying. Minor things which wouldn’t...

Improvements / Remodeling

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017