As a homeowner, you need to clean your gutters. This typically should be done twice per year but may require more if you live in an area with a lot of mature trees. Gutter cleaning is important because it keeps water from spilling out onto the side of the house, seeping into basements or foundations, or splashing against the underside of your roof. So what is the easiest way to clean your gutters? If you plan on doing it yourself, there are a few things to consider.
If You Do It Yourself, Do It By Hand
One thing you want to avoid when you clean your gutter is any kind of miracle tool that will supposedly speed up the cleaning process to a fraction of the time. While that sounds great, the problem with tools is that they often make problems worse by crushing debris into tight clumps that cause clogs. If you clean your gutters, you need to get the ladder and remove all the debris by hand. It’s a time and energy-intensive process but it is the only way to get a proper cleaning.
Use A Professional Cleaning Service
The easiest way to clean your gutters is to use a gutter cleaning service. The average cost for gutter cleaning is less than $150 and can save you hours, if not days, of work. Gutter cleaners will remove debris by hand, use industry-grade equipment to flush the gutters and make sure nothing is left in the system that shouldn’t be there. In just a few hours your home will be ready for the coming months and you don’t have to take a single step on a ladder (and risk falling). A significant bonus of having a professional cleaner is that they will check for any damage to the gutter system, drain spots, and roof area so you can get it repaired before it turns into a serious problem.