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  • Writer's pictureKristina Carroll

Gutter Cleaning 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Your Home's Gutters

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Gutter cleaning is an essential task to maintain the functionality of your home's gutters. Here are some tips for gutter cleaning:


Safety first: Before starting, ensure you have a sturdy ladder and proper safety equipment like gloves and safety glasses.


Gather your tools: You'll need a trowel or gutter scoop to remove debris, a bucket or tarp to collect the waste, a garden hose for flushing, and a stiff brush for stubborn dirt.


Start at the downspout: Begin by clearing the downspout first. Use the trowel or scoop to remove any large debris, then flush it with a garden hose to clear smaller particles.


Clear the gutters: Work your way along the gutter, removing leaves, twigs, and other debris with the trowel or scoop. Place the waste into the bucket or on a tarp for easy disposal later.


Flush the gutters: Once the gutters are mostly clear, use a garden hose with a high-pressure nozzle to flush out any remaining dirt or small particles towards the downspout. Check for proper water flow.


Inspect for damage: While cleaning, inspect the gutters for any signs of damage, such as loose brackets, leaks, or sagging sections. Address these issues promptly to prevent further damage.


Regular maintenance: To avoid excessive buildup, aim to clean your gutters at least twice a year, preferably in spring and fall. However, if you have nearby trees, more frequent cleaning may be necessary.


Remember, if you're uncomfortable with heights or don't have the necessary tools, it's best to hire a professional gutter cleaning service to ensure safety and thorough cleaning.


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At Mountain Drainage Solutions we believe the first step to a happy and healthy home is maintaining its foundation and structure. Most problems related to water stem from ongoing issues with the gutter system. When you clean and repair a failing gutter system you can stop problems from snowballing out of control.


We hire and train a professional team of gutter cleaners, this means that the job will be completed effectively and efficiently. We are here to help you care for your home and answer any questions you may have.


During each gutter cleaning we perform a full roof and gutter inspection, this prevents you from being blindsided with issues or possibly rainwater damage down the road.


Our service maintenance plan takes the guess-work away from our homeowners. Gutter cleanings are not something you want to forget about, let us mark our calendar for you.


We know you can have a busy schedule, we can perform your gutter cleaning while you are at work or running errands! We make maintaining your home a convenience.


Contact us today for a free estimate!



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