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SMARTSEAL GUIDE: HOW TO CLEAN THE GUTTERS!

How to clean the gutters

When they are full of leaves, the gutters do not ensure the proper flow of the water.

To avoid this, you have to clean them once or twice a year. That's how!

SMARTSEAL GUIDE: HOW TO CLEAN THE GUTTERS!

How to clean the gutters

Especially with the arrival of summer, to clean the gutters of the house is essential

Rain and wind will have filled with leaves and branches, to be eliminated to ensure the flow of water, which in every shower passes below, falling on the wall and impregnating moisture.

Without having to resort to costly performance of professionals, these are our guidelines to safely clean gutters.

Before you start

When working at height it is necessary to take precautions.

The eaves zinc offer a sufficient strength because it can lean a ladder.

But be careful not to do with PVC gutters, which may break up!

When working on the scale it is preferable to do so in the presence of someone else, because the danger of slipping or falling is always present.

Do not we lean on the gutter, would not hold the weight.

To prevent clogging, it will be appropriate in the future to install a leaf guard the mouth of the rain.

Take advantage of cleaning the gutters to inspect the roof.

It is enough to move a tile to cause a wrong flow of rainwater.

SMARTSEAL GUIDE: HOW TO CLEAN THE GUTTERS!

How to proceed

Required materials:

  • shear
  • broom
  • transplanter of curved shape
  • grilled filter
  • tore up
  • gloves
  • ladder

Begin to clean the roof in the area closest to the eaves.

Since it is necessary to thoroughly clean the gutter every time you fill with leaves or pine needles, take the opportunity to eliminate anything that may full it up, also cutting the branches of climbing plants that can reach it.

With the shears cut the entire climbing vegetation that grows in the vicinity of the eaves.

Beware of any wire systems that may pass in this area.

If near the roof there is a large breed tree, clean the tiles next to the gutter which are likely to get clogged.

With a brush or a metal rake pass into the gutter to leave  the debris present.

 

Use a transplanter of curved shape to remove the foliage.

Alternatively, raising by hands, wearing work gloves.

To stop the leaves, so as not to obstruct the duct, at the entrance to put a grid filter or a fixed interlocking.

SMARTSEAL GUIDE: HOW TO CLEAN THE GUTTERS!

Some suggestions:

To clean the inside of the downspout you may be resorted to a broom handle, wrapped with a cloth at the end, so as to eliminate all obstructions.

The final thing to do is climb to the top and pour a bucket of hot water once again to remove any debris.

The cleaning of the gutter is an operation that may need to run more frequently, especially in the fall, to prevent leaves and other debris go back to occlude the rain!

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