Gutters are designed to provide a runoff for the rain and water that falls on your roof. In order for the gutter to work properly they must be cleaned of fallen leaves and other debris that may have fallen inside of them. If gutters are not properly cleaned and maintained, they will eventually corrode and even start to de-attach from the side of the roof. In turn, this will cause structural damage. This is why, as you do your gutter cleaning. you should inspect for signs that you gutters are in need of repair or even replacements. AA Top to Bottom Exterior Cleaning & Home Repair will share a few tips on how to clean your gutters and look for signs of damage and any needed repair.

Tricks for How to Clean Stained & Clogged Gutters

With the rain Cape Coral had this season, you might have noticed your gutters appear packed or that the water is running off in the wrong areas. This is a clear sign you need to clean your gutters. For those who are comfortable on a ladder, proceed with the following steps to clean your gutter. However be aware of the risks of falling so please proceed with caution.

Gutter Blaster; How to Unclog a Gutter

Start by using a small gardening shovel to scoop out any of the loose leaves and debris that might have blown inside the gutters. You might be surprised as to what you may find inside them. Start by the drain of the gutter system and work your way out. You will find it easier to put the debris in a bucket or a garbage bag as you clean out the gutter. Next use a hose to clean out the gutters. You might find using a nozzle that produces a high pressure will help remove much of the dirt, mud, and decayed leaves that settled in your gutters. There might be a clog in the drain pipe if the water doesn’t flow freely. That means the clog will need to be cleared as well. A toilet snake does a great job in loosening and clearing out leaves and other debris that might be inside the drain.

Best Time to Clean Gutters … and Perform Repairs and Maintenance Too

You should clean your gutters in the spring and autumn to keep up on maintenance so they are clear and able to flow the rain water away from your home. While you’re cleaning your gutter, check for any needed repairs or maintenance that they might require. If you notice the water has been running off the side of the gutters and onto the siding of the house, your gutters might’ve become loose and stripping away from the sides of the roof. This doesn’t just pose a problem with the side of your home, but also your roof. You should reattach and realign the gutter so that the water flows correctly. Another challenge with gutters is the rust. Rust often eats the metal gutters creating weakness or holes for the water to run out of. This in turn will pour down the side of your home. You will either need to replace the section that has rusted or if it is minor you can sand and reseal the rusted areas to extend the life of the gutter.

Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Maintenance & More in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Florida

AA Top to Bottom Exterior Cleaning & Home Repair knows that it can be hard to find the time or even have the ability to climb up and down ladders to clean out your gutters. We provide gutter cleaning services and help repair any damage done to them as well. If you need assistance cleaning your gutters and maintaining them in the Cape Coral area, contact AA Top to Bottom Exterior Cleaning & Home Repair today. We will have your gutters cleaned, repaired and functioning properly.