Gutter cleaning is one of those chores that is often overlooked by many people. Gutters are easy to forget, as cleaning your gutters isn’t a regular part of the normal cleaning schedule. If leaves and other debris wound up on your living room floor, chances are, you’d take notice and clean them up immediately. To keep your gutters in picture perfect health, the professional gutter cleaners at Expert Exteriors in Nashville recommend you clean them twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall. If you’re more of a do-it-yourself type, and don’t want to hire a gutter cleaning service, then you’re going to need the proper equipment in order to clean out your gutters. In today’s blog, we’ll go over the tools you’ll need to make cleaning your gutters a breeze.
This may seem like a giant duh, but unless you live in a tiny house or you finally have the ability to fly, you’ll need a reliable ladder in order to clean out your home’s gutter system. If you don’t have a ladder already, make sure you get one that’s an appropriate height for your home. You won’t want a ladder that’s too short and won’t allow you to reach your gutters. However, the opposite problem may not be too much of a hindrance. If you get a ladder that’s taller than your home, chances are, you’ll have an easier time cleaning out your gutters. You’ll just have to make sure that you have a place to store that ladder before you buy it. Make sure your ladder, whether you’ve had it for years or a few seconds, is sturdy and that you can move it around your property safely and easily.
The Right Tools
If you’re uncomfortable with ladders, there are other ways to clean your gutters. For instance, many hardware stores will have tools dedicated to making gutter cleaning easier. You can stay firmly planted on the ground with elongated gutter cleaning tools and parts for your leaf blower. If you’d rather do it the old-fashioned way, then you’ll need some of the most advanced technology humanity has to offer in order to get the job done. A scoop and gloves are perfect for helping you remove unwanted debris from your gutters. Garden shovels, sturdy, unwanted cups, and even modified milk cartons can be used to help clear out your dirty gutters.
Now that you have everything you need to clean out your gutters, where are you going to put all that debris? You can try and use a trash bag; however, when you’re balancing on a ladder, trash bags can be a little cumbersome. Instead of dumping all of the debris onto your lawn and having to clean up twice, put down a tarp to catch everything you pick out of your gutters. That way, when you’re done, all you have to do is gather up your tarp, dump the debris in your trash can, and put away your materials.
If you need professional gutter cleaning services in Nashville and the surrounding areas, be sure to call the best at Expert Exteriors. Learn more about us, see what kind of gutter services we can offer you, or contact Expert Exteriors today to answer any questions.