Gutters get clogged by leaves and other debris. Cleaning them regularly helps prevent damage and problems later on. Not cleaning your gutters could lead to mold growth and roof damage. Clean them regularly to help them last longer!
When Should Gutters Be Cleaned?
It is recommended to clean your gutters twice a year—once in the fall and once in the spring. It is best to avoid cleaning them after it rains. When they’re dry, it is much easier to remove debris.
How to Clean Your Gutters
Not sure how to clean your gutters? We’re here to help! Start by putting on goggles and rubber gloves to keep yourself safe. Then carefully climb a ladder. Start by cleaning near the downspout. To clean the gutters, clear large debris like leaves, branches, and twigs by hand. After you remove the large debris, use a towel or gutter scoop to remove compact debris. Then use a hose to flush the gutter with water. It is best to start from the end and work your way toward the downspout with the water. Check to make sure that the downspout is working properly. Lastly, check for any leaks. If there are any, seal them with gutter sealant.
Gutter Replacement and Repair
You may need to do more than just clean your gutters if they’re sagging, have cracks or splits, you see pools or water or mold, or there’s water damage or marks under the gutters. These are all signs that your gutters need to be repaired or replaced.
If you have any questions about cleaning your gutters or think you need them repaired or replaced, call Orbit Roofing and Repair! Our team of experts are able to help you with any of your roofing needs. Whether you need your gutters repaired or your entire roof replaced, we are here to help! We’re here to provide you with a roof that looks beautiful and keeps your family safe. Get a quote for your project today!