One of the most essential home maintenance tasks is gutter cleaning. You might feel tempted to put it off because, let’s face it, cleaning gutters is a hassle. But if you ignore this task for too long, it could have major implications for your home. Dysfunctional gutters can cause everything from mildew buildup to paint peeling, rot and even foundation damage.
If you’re going the DIY route, here are some leading gutter cleaning mistakes you should avoid.
Not cleaning gutters regularly
Failing to keep up with gutter maintenance can come back to haunt you later down the line. You should clean your gutters at least twice per year. Typically, this is done in the spring and the fall. If you can’t recall the last time your gutters were cleaned—or if it was definitely more than six months ago—then it’s time to do something about it. Start by doing a visual inspection outside the house to root out any problem spots.
Fortunately, there are professional gutter cleaners like the pros at Gutter Master who can help. We have trained experts who take on this difficult and dangerous job. Don’t try to go it alone.
Wrong tools for the job
Cleaning out gutters requires a specific set of tools. You don’t want to use other equipment you have lying around (like a leaf blower or shop vac) to attempt to get the job done quickly. You might think this will save you time, but the reality is that it will create more work later on.
You want to use equipment that will serve you well, like gutter scoops, closed-toe shoes, a sturdy ladder and work gloves. It’s painstaking work when it’s done right. When gutter cleaning is done incorrectly, at best, it leaves the gutters less than functional, and at worst, it could be dangerous.
Trying to DIY
Sure, you can do residential gutter cleaning on your own. But is that really a smart idea? Going up on your roof and performing work that you haven’t been trained to do isn’t advisable. You may also not have the right equipment. Gutter cleaners also come out with a team, which is especially important if you need someone to hold the ladder.
This is why it’s smart to hire dedicated, proven gutter cleaners to take care of your home. Think of it as an investment in maintaining your home for years to come. Find a company with a quality reputation along with the experience and licensure needed to do the job right the first time.
Having leaves and other debris in your gutters makes it harder for water to drain into downspouts and away from your home—and we know that cleaning your gutters can be time-consuming and dangerous while you’re up on a ladder. Luckily, Gutter Master is a leading gutter cleaner who will keep your system spotless and ready to jettison water away from your home. Get in touch with us today to find out more and get a free estimate!
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