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Chicago Gutter Cleaning Tips – 2016
Fall is coming up and its time to start thinking about cleaning out your gutters! Below are some gutter cleaning tips from our Chicago Gutter Cleaning blog. If you need any kind of gutter cleaning or gutter repair service, contact us today for a FREE ESTIMATE.
—> Make sure the downspouts are clear. After all the gutters are cleaned out, run the water hose down the downspout at full pressure.
If the water backs up out of the top, a clog is present. Normally, it can be unclogged by tapping on the side of the downspout.
Otherwise, the clog may move to the underground drain.
Schedule Semiannual Cleanings
Make sure your gutters are cleaned at least twice a year: Once in the fall and again in the spring.
One main reason for cleaning out gutters is to eliminate the possibility of water damage from rainwater runoff due to a clogged gutter.
Another reason is to reduce the possibility of rust corrosion.
Use a garden hose with a pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle.
This type of spray nozzle allows you to adjust the water pressure with the use of just one hand.
A pistol-grip trigger spray nozzle can be easily hung over the front edge of the gutter while moving the ladder or while using a gutter scoop.
This type of spray nozzle can be purchased at any hardware store.
Scooping out the leafy debris seems to be the best overall method for cleaning out gutters.
An excellent tool for this job is a plastic scooping tool, which can be purchased at most hardware stores.
Plastic scooping tools are unique because the front scooping edge is very thin and forms itself to the bottom of the gutter trough, making it easy to scoop out even the toughest debris in any size gutter system.