At McCaleb Homes, we strive to build homes with only the highest quality materials so that they are a joy to live in. But regardless of how a home is made, regular maintenance chores are still vital to get done. Around this time of year, one home chore on everyone’s to-do list is cleaning your gutters. But there is no need to dread getting this job done! We are eager to share with you a few tricks that will make this chore a breeze.
Grab a Helping Hand
Before you get started, it is important that you enlist the help of a friend or family member to help you. This is because injuries surrounding ladder related incidents are common. To work as safely and efficiently as possible, make sure to have a pal around to hold the ladder for you so that you can work with confidence.
Install Gutter Guards
You can eliminate a lot of frustration and extra work on your end by investing in gutter guards. Gutter guards or covers work by preventing large debris from getting washed into your downspouts. This way you can easily remove any leaves and twigs that are caught in your gutters alone, without having to take apart your downspout to remove debris from there.
Suck It Up
Shop vacs are excellent to keep around the home for a myriad of purposes, one being gutter cleaning. You can easily purchase a gutter cleaning kit to accompany your shop vac online. Once you have that, all that is left to do is vacuum up all the gunk that is sitting in your gutters.
Blow It Away
Another easy option is a leaf blower. Many leaf blowers come with gutter cleaning attachments. If yours does not, they can be easily attained. Some kits even have attachments long enough that you do not need a ladder at all.
Wash It Away
A third way you can make gutter cleaning easier is to use a power washer. Be mindful to use the lowest pressure setting to not cause any damage to your gutters and check for loose screws before and after completing the task.
And there you have it! Something that could take up a whole Saturday afternoon is turned into a brief task with these simple suggestions.
By McCaleb Homes 9-28-2020