Clogged Gutters and Downspouts

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Your home may suffer from water damage, mould development, or even foundation difficulties if your gutters and downspouts are clogged.

Thankfully, there are a number of straightforward solutions that can resolve these problems without the intervention of a professional.

The following techniques are some of the more efficient ones for clearing clogged gutters and downspouts:

  1. Ladder and gloves: The most basic method for unclogging gutters is to use a ladder and gloves to manually remove debris. Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp objects or debris that may be in the gutter. Scoop out debris with your hands or a trowel and flush the gutter with a hose to clear any remaining debris.

  2. Gutter scoop: A gutter scoop is a tool specifically designed for removing debris from gutters. It has a long handle and a scoop at the end that can reach deep into the gutter to remove debris. It is also useful for scooping out debris from the downspout.

  3. Pressure washer: A pressure washer can be used to blast away debris from the gutters and downspouts. Make sure to use a nozzle with a wide fan pattern and a low pressure setting to avoid damaging the gutters.

  4. Leaf blower: A leaf blower can be used to blow debris out of the gutters and downspouts. This method is especially useful for leaves and other lightweight debris.

  5. Gutter guards: Gutter guards are a long-term solution to clogged gutters. They are designed to prevent debris from entering the gutters and clogging them. Gutter guards can be installed by professionals or DIY enthusiasts.

By using these common methods, you can easily fix clogged gutters and downspouts without the need for professional help. However, if you are unsure about how to fix the problem or if the clogs persist, it is best to call the office for assistance.


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