DIY Gutter Cleaning Tips
Man cleaning Gutter on roof

DIY Gutter Cleaning Tips

Platinum WindOW

leaning your gutters is probably not high on your list of favorite things to do. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary part of maintaining your home, no matter if you’re in Nashville or New Orleans. Here we offer a few DIY gutter cleaning tips to help.

These gutter cleaning tips may not help you today, but they will in the future.

Gutter Cleaning Tip 1: The Right Gutter Cleaning Tools

Having the correct tools can help make any job easier, and residential gutter cleaning is no exception. You’ll need a sturdy, sure-footed ladder, a garden scoop or gutter trowel, work gloves, and garbage bags or a bucket to collect the debris (a tarp on the ground that you can throw the gutter debris onto also works). Those basic items will get you started.

Gutter Cleaning Tip 2: Trim the Trees

This gutter cleaning tip may not help you today, but it will in the future. Trim or cut down branches or limbs near the roofline. The wind can blow lots of things into the gutters no matter what you do, but keeping trees and branches away from the roof will help reduce what collects in the gutters. 

Gutter Cleaning Tip 3: Wash It Away

If you have a pressure washer, you can use water power to clean your gutters. Make sure you use it on the lowest setting, though, in order to keep from damaging your gutters. The bonus of using this method is you can clean the outside of your gutters, too, if needed. We all know how the mold loves to attach to our homes and gutters in the Nashville area.

Gutter Cleaning Tip 4: Blow It Away

Many people have a walkable roof and if you don’t mind climbing up there, you can use a leaf blower to blow debris from gutters. There are also attachments and kits that can be used with some leaf blowers that will help with gutter clean out.

Gutter Cleaning Tip 5: By Hand Is (Usually) Best

It’s not glamorous, but climbing up on the ladder and using a garden scoop or gutter trowel is often the most effective. It’s a dirty job but if done regularly, is usually much easier to maintain. If you don’t feel like investing in any of the tools needed, or maybe you prefer to stay on the ground, Platinum Window Cleaning also does gutter clean out. We bag and haul away any debris so there’s no trying to figure out what to do with all the gunk. We’d love to give you a free quote over the phone, just give us a call at 615-469-7769.