Tips To Clean Your Rain Gutters

December 14, 2016  //  Posted by: Joguide  //  Category: Roofs & Floors

Cleaning your rain gutter

Rain gutters are one of the essential parts of the home which is generally ignored most of the times. However when you clean every part of your home and maintain it, it will every interior part but you never focus on the exterior parts like rain gutters. It is also an inseparable part of the home and you must include cleaning your rain gutters in your work bucket list. Cleaning your rain gutters is not that difficult job; you just need to take some time out. Cleaning your rain gutters is an easy do it yourself job and hence you also don’t need to make extra expenditure for this. However it is very much essential that you have done any such thing before and if not and these is the first time then be careful and take proper care of your safety while cleaning your rain gutters. The best time to clean your rain gutter is before rain hits your home. When the rain gutter is dirty, it will full of debris and hence when rain hits the home, the water will be clogged up and this will create weight on the roof and in turn damage your roof. Hence make sure to clean your rain gutter to avoid such circumstances. Here is an easy and stepwise method to clean your rain gutters.

  • Scoop the debris out

The cleaning process should be started from the low end of the gutter. Using a narrow garden trowel, scoop out any debris you see in the gutter and work them away from the drain outlet. This becomes easy when the debris is pliable and little bit damp and it is not dried or soggy and encrusted. For minimizing cleanup on the later stage, you can scoop out debris in a dustbin.

  • Blast the gutter out with hose

You can use a high pressure power washer and clean your rain gutter with that. This job can be really messy and also dirty. The mud on your rain gutter can be splattered over your entire house and cleaning it can be a trouble. Hence while cleaning the power washer, ensure that you clean smoothly to avoid this muddy and messy job of cleaning whole house. You can also use a stiff brush so that the encrusted brush is removed and you get your roof all cleaned.

  • Clean the drain pipe and remove obstruction

If the water is not draining properly from the drain pipe, then you can use the hose and you can try to flush down the debris with the hose. If this thing doesn’t work then you can make use of plumber auger to pull out the debris from the bottom part of the pipe and clear out the pipe. In certain circumstances, you can also push it from the top of the pipe and make the drain pipe free of any kind of obstruction.


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