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Learning Everything You Need to Know about Gutter Cleaning

by Guest on Jul 9, 2012

Gutter cleaning is an essential part of a buildings maintenance schedule. Regardless of whether you have a private home or business, you need to ensure that your gutters are cleaned. If you ensure that your gutters are kept clear of debris, you will prolong the life of your building. Leaving the gutters to become clogged with leaves and dirt will cause minor issues that can lead to disastrous consequences.

Once your gutters begin to become clogged, rain will have nowhere to run, which will cause the gutters to become heavy and damaged. Eventually the gutters will become too heavy, and pull away from the building. Therefore, gutter cleaning must be performed several times a year to ensure that they are clear, and in perfect condition.

If you live in an area where rain is typical, you may need to schedule the cleaning of your gutters more often throughout the year. You also need to consider the surrounding trees and fauna, to determine how blocked your gutters may be throughout the year. If you have over hanging trees, you may want to consider cutting them back, and keeping the gutters clear.

You will be surprised what will be found in your gutters, and it is common to find branches, leaves, birds' nests and other foliage. This will all need to be removed carefully to ensure that the gutter does not become damaged in the cleaning process. If there are screens placed in the gutters, they will need to be removed and cleaned thoroughly.

Once all of the debris has been removed from the gutter, the cleaning can begin, and this needs to be done correctly. A hose is the ideal tool to spray down the gutter and ensure that all of the smaller debris is flushed through the pipes. Placing the hose in the down pipe will help with the gutter cleaning.

You may find that the water begins to back up, which is a clear sign that there is a blockage in the pipe. Pushing the hose further into the pipe may unblock the pipe; otherwise a plumbers snake is incredibly useful. All maintenance to the gutters should be done in daylight, and using the correct safety equipment.

The gutter cleaning will also involve a visual inspection of all the gutters to ensure that they are attached and in perfect condition. All gutters, which are loose, should be tightened, and repaired if necessary to guarantee that they will survive a winter. The down pipe on the gutter will need to be the correct length, to ensure that no risk of soil erosion occurs.

If you take the time to ensure that the routine maintenance is carried out on the gutters, it will ensure that less money is spent on larger repair bills to the building. Water damage can be a huge problem, and ignoring gutter cleaning which is scheduled, can cost you a fortune in the future. You need to consider if it is worth avoiding a small bill, and potentially have a huge one when the gutters are blocked.

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