Removing black streaks and making your gutters white again is not as hopeless as you may believe. The key? Choosing the right gutter cleaning solution. But first, understanding exactly what stains you’re up against will help when selecting the right detergent for achieving a spotless exterior.
What are the black streaks on my gutter?
If you’ve noticed black stripes every few inches on the external part of your gutter, you’re not alone. These pesky stains are present on many homes and occur when there’s an overflow of water trickling down from the roof. The runoff from the roof clings to your gutter and creates this tiger stripe effect.
Here are a few reasons why your gutter is overflowing:
- There is too much water on your roof for it to drain all at once
- It’s clogged with fallen debris such as leaves and dirt
- The spout may be too small and not able to handle a large amount of water flow at once
Identifying the reason why these streaks are occurring could end up being a quick fix, allowing you to be proactive about preventing black streaks and other stains in the future. However, the detergent will be needed if you want your gutters to look as white as when you moved in.
How do I choose the best solution?
There are many options available to homeowners and professional cleaners. Here are a few things that potential buyers should ask themselves before handing over their credit cards:
- Is it cost-effective?
- Is it easy to use?
- Is it touchless?
- Does it clean and brighten?
- Do I need a pressure washer to use it?
- Is it very concentrated?
- Is it for professional use?
Many homemade solutions consist of an array of household items such as bleach, white vinegar, laundry detergent, and even cream of tartar. However, if you’re looking for a solution that answers “yes” to more than one of the questions above, a more professional solution is ideal for your cleaning needs.
Looking for a professional cleaning solution?
TidalWashers’ Gutter Green not only cleans but brightens at the same time. The high level of concentration of this product makes shipping rates more cost-effective and efficient. This simple spray only requires a low-pressure rinse and quickly penetrates grime to create a spotless exterior. Visit our website to learn more or get in contact with one of our team members at the link below.