Autumn leaves are falling. It's time for your gutter clean! Read our four quick gutter clean tips.
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Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The golden trees laden with red, yellow and orange leaves provide a stunning backdrop against the crisp autumn days.
Autumn leaves look stunning on the trees, and while they are fun to jump in and stomp through, they can become a problem when they start to fall onto your roof and into gutters.
Why it's important to clean your gutters regularly, especially in the autumn months
When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? If you can't remember, it's probably time to do so!
Maintaining your gutters is an important part of autumn home maintenance. Leaves and other debris can clog your gutters, leading to water overflow and roof damage and leaks.
Falling leaves and twigs can clog gutters, so it's important to keep them clear. Clogged gutters and drains can result in a water backlog, leading to roof leaks. Overflowing gutters can damage your house exterior or foundations, so it's best to check your gutters regularly to ensure no build-up or blockages.
Wet leaves that build upon a roof and in gutters can add weight to the roof structure and trap moisture, leading to mould and mildew build-up.
How often should you clean your gutters?
Well, that really depends on the climate and environment where you live. If you live in an area without surrounding or overhanging trees, then once a year should be fine. But if you have trees nearby that regularly drop leaves, you might need to clean them out every few months to prevent excess leaves in your gutters.
Generally, it's recommended you clean your gutters at least twice a year – in spring and autumn.
How do you clean your gutters properly without damaging them or yourself?
So, your gutters need cleaning, but you're not sure how to do it without damaging them or yourself. Here are a few tips on how to clean your gutters safely and effectively.
- Start by clearing overhanging branches from around the gutters. This will give you a clear workspace and help prevent debris from falling into the gutters while you're working.
- Next, use a ladder to reach the gutters. If possible, have someone else hold the ladder steady while you work. Once you're in position, carefully remove any leaves, dirt, or other debris from the gutters. It's best to do this when the leaves are dry. That way, you can easily remove them with your hands (make sure you are wearing sturdy garden gloves) or a small spade.
- Once you've finished clearing, inspect the gutters to make sure there are no cracks or leaks. This way, you can repair any damage before it becomes a bigger problem.
Rinse the gutters with a hose, starting from the top and working your way down.
- Finally, rinse the gutters with a hose or pressure washer to remove lingering dirt or small debris.
What are the benefits of cleaning your gutters regularly?
Regularly cleaning your gutters has many benefits. Regular gutter cleans can:
Protect your home from water damage – clogged gutters can lead to roof leaks and other exterior damage.
Keep your home looking good – overflowing gutters can damage house exteriors and foundations.
Avoid expensive repairs – regular maintenance now will save you money in the long run.
So, can Roof to Floor Maintenance help you with your autumn gutter clean?
If you're not comfortable cleaning your own gutters, or if they're too high for you to reach, consider hiring a professional gutter cleaner to do the job for you.
It's easy and fast with Roof to Floor Maintenance. Our experienced team will clear your gutters quickly and can also high pressure clean your roof to remove mould and mildew. So you can relax and enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves without worrying about your roof or gutters!
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