Why Clean Your Gutters?
Cleaning gutters is a tedious activity for homeowners, but a necessary one nonetheless. Without consistent care, downspouts may become clogged with fallen debris and not be able to function properly, leading to interior and exterior water damage to homes. Professional gutter cleaners put homeowners at ease with their efficient, cost-effective, and expert cleaning techniques. Here’s how they do it.
Professional gutter cleaners can make their job look easy thanks to their repertoire of tools. Many commercial cleaners have:
- Pressure washers
- Leaf vacuums/leaf blowers
- Leaf blower attachments
- Hand trowels
- Sturdy ladder
- Ladder stabilizer
- Puncture-proof working gloves
- Gutter cleaning detergent
- Garden hose
However, having the right tools is not the only necessity for a successful cleanse. Experience and expertise make all the difference between a DIY wash and a professional one. Professionals are also able to identify any damage and make repairs that you may not have caught yourself. Hiring a specialist just may save you time, effort, and stress compared to doing it on your own.
Professional Gutter Cleaning Process:
Safely position the ladder and ladder stabilizer alongside the house. Remove any fallen debris from the gutters and surrounding roof area with puncture-proof working gloves and a hand trowel. Place debris into a bucket.
Remove any remaining debris with a leaf vacuum. Use a garden hose to flush out the small particles that often get stuck in drain pipes.
Pressure washing the exterior and interior parts of the gutter will remove any leftover debris and clean unwanted mold, algae, and moss stains. Ensure the use of proper cleaning solution and handle with care.
Clean up the property and make sure the gutters and surrounding area are spotless. Reschedule with the homeowner to ensure their drain pipes stay clean and functional year-round.
The Dangers of DIY Gutter Cleaning:
Attempting to clean your own gutters can be dangerous. A ladder is required for reaching your gutters and the use of one puts you at an increased risk of falling and injuring yourself. The debris also present inside your gutters may be sharp and cause minor or major scrapes and cuts if proper protection isn’t used. Mold and bacteria may be growing in your gutters, and exposure may cause unwanted health issues such as lung irritation.
If you plan on cleaning your gutters with power tools, improper use of these tools may result in injury. Lack of knowledge may lead to the incorrect use of chemicals that are unsafe to handle without taking the proper precautions.
Looking for spotless gutters?
TidalWashers offers a variety of gutter cleaning solutions to get rid of any unwanted stains and streaks. Contact us here or visit our website to find the product that is right for your professional gutter cleaning needs!