Your gutters make sure that water drains away from the house, protecting your siding, windows, and foundation from water damage. Gutters should be cleaned twice a year, and if you've had wind and rain storms the way we have, that time is quickly approaching.
Your gutters have probably accumulated a lot of leaves and other debris. You could hire somebody to come and clean them for you, but if you have half a day and are comfortable working from a ladder or roof, try your DIY'er hands at gutter cleaning.
What you'll need
How to clean gutters
- Scrub brush
- Narrow garden trowel
- Water hose with high-pressure nozzle
- Plumber's snake
- Rubber work gloves
- Safety glasses
- Caulking gun
- Gutter seal
Home Tips DIY: How to Clean Rain Gutters
- Scoop out loose debris
- Blast out the gutters with a hose
- Clear obstructions in drainpipes
- Repair leaks
- Re-align sagging gutters
provides important instructions for each step along with images to help you along the way.