The change of seasons from summer to fall brings brilliant colors, crisp air, and nights spent around a campfire. Unfortunately for some homeowners, fall also means leaves everywhere. The magic starts to fade as you see leaves covering your roof, gutters, and yard.
If cleaning out your gutters is part of your fall to-do list, here are a few methods you can use to get it done as fast as possible and mark this task completed.
If you have a leaf blower, it can be one of the fastest ways to clean your gutters. When using this method, the most effective way is to get on the roof and blow the leaves from the gutters down to the ground.
Make sure you do this safely:
- Use an extension ladder to get on the roof safely
- Wear safety goggles to keep leaves and gutter gunk out of your eyes
- Tie yourself off to a safe area to avoid falling off the roof while you’re working
Be sure to blow the leaves over the gutter so they fall down on the ground rather than into the downspout. Don’t forget to check the downspout to make sure nothing gets blown in, to avoid a potential backup the next time it rains.
To do this task more safely, consider an extension kit, so you can blow out the leaves from the ground instead of standing on the roof.
A power washer is another method to clean your gutters and may be faster than using a leaf blower. The force created by the water coming from the machine makes this task a safer bet on the ground than on the roof. For this reason, you’ll need an extension wand with a U-shaped attachment to get the angle right. The power washer is ideal for wet leaves and can make this task easier than using a leaf blower. However, it will be messy, as leaves and debris rain down on your siding, windows, outdoor furniture, and ground underneath.
Like with the leaf blower, check downspouts by spraying water directly into them to check for any clogs. Also, don’t forget your safety goggles to protect your eyes. But what if you don’t have a leaf blower or power washer? If that’s the case, here is the fastest and easiest way to clean your gutters.
Contact the 410 Lawn Guy
By far, the fastest way to get the task of cleaning your gutters off your to-do list is by hiring someone to do it for you. That’s where we come in. Contact us online anytime or call us at 410-LAWNGUY (410-529-6429) to get a free estimate on cleaning out your gutters.
While we’re doing the gutters, it might be a good time to check off the power washing, too. Let us be your to-do list hero, so you can take back your weekend doing tasks you actually enjoy! No job is too small for the 410 Lawn Guy. Contact us today and learn about all the different ways we can give your property a facelift!