Whether you have seamless gutters or the classic kind, cleaning your gutter system is a necessary step in keeping your home in top shape. However, it’s also one of the most hazardous home maintenance tasks since it involves getting up on a ladder. But are there ways for you to keep your gutters clean ladder-free?
In this post, Advantage Seamless shares four methods of cleaning your gutters without a ladder.
1. Power Washer – To use a power washer to clean your gutters, you’ll need a u-shaped attachment or telescoping wand for your device. Position yourself at the end of your gutter and hold the attachment out so it’s right above the system. Turn on the power washer and work your way from one end of the gutter to the other. Make sure to pause every few minutes to let the water drain.
2. Leaf Blower – Add a nozzle attachment to your leaf blower and position yourself at the end of the gutters once more. Hold the attachment out so it’s right above the system and turn the leaf blower on to blow the debris away from your gutters. Keep in mind that leaf blowers aren’t very thorough, so seek professional help from gutter installation and cleaning experts for best results.
3. Garden Hose – Believe it or not, even a simple garden hose can help your gutter cleaning efforts. Simply add a gutter cleaning attachment to the hose and position yourself at the end of the gutter system yet again before turning the water on. Work your way from one end to the other, pausing every now and then to let the water drain.
4. Wet/Dry Vacuum – Once again, add a curved attachment to your vacuum’s nozzle before positioning yourself at the end of your gutter system. Turn the vacuum on and work your way from one end to the other to remove the bulk of the debris from your gutters. As with leaf blowers, you are not guaranteed a truly thorough clean, so don’t be afraid to seek professional help to ensure a job well done.
Cleaning your seamless or half-round gutters is an absolute must for homeowners, and it’s a task best left to the experts. To schedule a gutter cleaning session for your home, simply turn to Advantage Seamless, your leading provider of gutter guards and gutter installation services. Give us a call at (612) 800-0910 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Alexandria, MN, and other nearby areas.