Gutters tend to get clogged very easily. Dirt, dust, debris from nearby trees and soil lead to your gutters being jammed. You should know that a clogged gutter might result in serious problems for your roof – and you might end up spending a fortune on roof repair services. Such unwanted situations are best avoided by regular maintenance and cleaning.
This article will teach you how to clean your gutters.
This task requires at least two people; one on the roof (doing the actual cleaning) and one on the ground (to provide whatever assistance is necessary). As far as equipment goes, a long hose will do the job fine. Make sure that the hose is long enough to reach all gutters! Also, a steady ladder is a must. Prepare your hose and make your way up there.
Sometimes the hose is not enough. Have salad tongs ready in case you come across tightly clogged leaves. Some debris is best removed with your own two hands. Once all the hard mud and leaves are gone, use the hose to finish the job. If you want it done right, make sure that your hose doesn’t have any holes in it – the water must be really fast for an efficient cleaning process.
While you are up there, might as well check the gutters for other issues. Inspect the nails – are they securely in place? Check the whole stability of the system. Such problems may lead to you replacing your entire gutter system.
If you are in need of roof repair or gutter services in Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding area, do not hesitate and give us a call.
Clean gutters will definitely prolong the life of your roof. J. Broni Roofing Inc. is the leading roofing company around this parts – you will not be disappointed!