Having your gutters regularly cleaned is important for their proper functioning. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage to your gutter system and even your house. Still, removing gutter guards for cleaning is a hassle most people don’t want to deal with. Here, we’ll walk through how you can get clean gutters without removing their guards.
1- Get Everything You Need
For cleaning your gutters without removing their guards, you’ll need a ladder, a bucket, gloves, and a hose with a nozzle. You’ll also need your cleaning solution and a measuring cup or tablespoon to use for it.
2- Remove Leaves And Branches
You’ll first want to remove all the debris you can get out with your hands. Remove branches, leaves, sticks, and anything that can easily clog your gutters. Be sure that there’s only the tiny debris left after you’re done, like dirt and broken down leaves.
3- Start Cleaning
The easiest way to clean your gutters is by using a hose with a nozzle. Aim the nozzle at the gutters and spray them with water. Be sure to get into the gutters and at the back, where they’re attached to the roof. Then you can apply your cleaning solution according to its instructions.
4- Let the Solution Soak In
After you’ve cleaned the gutters with the cleaning solution, let it sit for about 15 minutes. This will help loosen any dirt or debris that’s stuck in the gutters.
5- Rinse Off The Solution
After 15 minutes have passed, use your hose to rinse off the solution. Be sure to get all the vinegar and baking soda off of the gutters, so they’re free of any residue.
6- Check The Gutters
Once you’ve rinsed off the solution, check the gutters to ensure all the dirt and debris have been removed. If there’s still some dirt or debris left, repeat the steps until the gutters are clean.
7 Put Everything Away
Once you’re finished cleaning the gutters, put away all of your supplies. Be sure to store the ladder in a safe place and dispose of all the debris leftover from your gutter in the appropriate manner.
Don’t Worry About The Hassle
Cleaning your gutters without removing the guards can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s doable. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, consider hiring a professional gutter cleaning service like Gutter Gorilla. We’ll take care of everything for you so you can relax and enjoy your clean gutters worry-free.