Learn how to complete this essential fall home maintenance task.
During fall, leaves can accumulate and clog your gutter. While this may not seem like a major issue, a clogged gutter could lead to flooding, water damage, and even a damaged foundation in the most extreme cases. Protect your home from these issues by learning how to properly clean out your gutters for fall.
Before You Start
Remember that your safety is always the most important thing. Cleaning out your gutters requires you to climb up a ladder, so do not undertake this task if you feel unsafe doing so. Additionally, you should avoid this task if it’s raining or very windy outside. Finally, you should never use a ladder while you’re alone. Ideally, you should have someone assist you with this process.
– Tarp (optional)
– Screwdriver (optional)
Cleaning your gutters is a relatively straightforward process. If you have a tarp, start by spreading it underneath the section of gutter you will be cleaning. The tarp will catch any fallen debris and make for easy clean up. Next, position your ladder near the gutter and climb up. Have your assistant hand you the bucket once you’re safely up. Have your assistant hold the ladder to keep it steady. Using gloved hands, scoop out all the leaves, twigs, and larger debris from your gutter and deposit it into the empty bucket. Continue this process for the rest of your gutter. Once all the larger debris is removed, use the hose to wash any remaining debris out of your gutter and downspout. Finally, if you have a screwdriver, use it to tighten any loose sections of gutter and you’re all done!
Follow this simple step-by-step guide to make sure your gutters are clear and ready for the winter weather ahead. Remember, another way to make sure your home is ready for anything is to have the necessary insurance coverage. To find the right policy for you, turn to the experts at Gant Insurance Agency in McKinney, Texas. Contact us for assistance with all your insurance needs.