Spring Gutter Cleaning
If you didn’t clean your gutters properly last fall, chances are they’re due a good cleaning now.
Spring gutter cleaning is an annoying and time-consuming reality, but avoiding it just isn’t an option. Blocked gutters can lead to severe problems, and letting debris and leaves pile up will make any job more difficult the longer you procrastinate.
Why You Need to Clean Your Gutters
Gutter systems are an extremely important part of your home. By redirecting water away from your roof, all the way down to the foundation of your home, they prevent damage and degradation that uncontrolled water will cause. Gutter cleaning is a hassle, for sure, and plenty of homeowners operate on an ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ basis. There are always plenty of other, more enjoyable things to do. A weekend spent clearing out your gutters is a weekend you could spend with your family, relaxing and enjoying yourself.
Gutters are rarely on show, so they can be easily forgotten. But blocked drains are no joke. Backed-up water caused by winter conditions and debris can lead to a damaged roof, fascia, soffit, siding, foundation, and even the gutter system itself.
How to Clean Your Gutters
To properly clean your gutters, you need to get right up to the roof for a closer look. Loose debris like leaves and twigs can be removed simply (albeit disgustingly) by hand, blown out with a leaf blower, or sucked out with a wet/dry vacuum cleaner. You can sometimes blast out decomposing material, dirt, and mud by dragging the hose up the ladder with you and flushing those all out with water. But sometimes, really backed-up gutters full of densely packed tree waste and rubbish need a special gutter cleaning tool, which means an extra cost.
As an added inconvenience, if your location has many overhanging branches and trees, you might even have to clean your gutters more than once a season. Winter is obviously the most miserable time to deal with clogged gutters as the frozen muck is difficult and frustrating to remove. Springtime can be a more comfortable time to get up there and deal with the mess; however, you may find that all that blockage over the winter has created some damage.
Safety Issues to Consider
When cleaning your gutters, there are plenty of safety issues to take into consideration. Climbing a ladder can be risky business, and you should always ensure that your ladder is completely secure before attempting to climb. It is a good idea to work with a buddy so they can help hold the ladder, provide support, and pass you tools. This is not only much safer, but it’s also a lot less tiring. Take extra care if you are walking on rooftops – steep, wet roof tiles can be extremely dangerous (especially to someone without good balance!). If your roof is made of tile, you must be cautious not to break them as you traverse the roof.
Gutter Helmet – The Permanent Solution!
Of course, there is a simpler, safer and more time-effective alternative to the hassle and danger of cleaning your gutters. Installing gutter guards offers protection to your gutters, keeping out debris, dirt, leaves, twigs, and gunk all year round. Gutter Helmet is the world’s leading gutter protection system – it’s engineered to last a lifetime and guarantees that you will never have to clean your gutters again!
Why bother with the time-consuming, arduous and dangerous chore of gutter cleaning when you can avoid it altogether? When you hire Gutter Helmet of Greater Denver, their certified installers will professionally clean your gutters, repair them if necessary, and install the Gutter Helmet system so you will never have to clean your gutters again – Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall!
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