Cleaning your gutters is neither a fun nor an easy job; clearing your gutter system of debris is time consuming and, in all honesty, not something to which the typical homeowner looks forward. But you can make this necessary task a bit easier by following these three tips.

  1. Get organized. While cleaning your gutters, you will already be expending a great deal of energy running up and down the ladder, if you choose this method. So why make more work for yourself by having to go in search of tools in the middle of the task? Gather all of the resources you need before you begin the project—including safety equipment—and organize them in a way that will make the task easier.
  2. Call on reinforcements. While gutter cleaning is, at its most basic, a one person job, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t use a little help. Having a friend or family member around will make it easier to empty your debris bucket and gather necessary supplies. Additionally, it will make the entire project more enjoyable, as having someone to interact with while cleaning your home’s gutter system will break up the monotony of the project.
  3. Install a gutter cleaning prevention system. Gutter guards will keep debris from entering your gutter system, eliminating the clogs that develop in the gutter troughs and downspouts. But this gutter protection system does more than keep twigs, leaves, pine cones, and other debris at bay; gutter cleaning prevention systems also manage the flow of water, ensuring that the rain and snow that falls off of your home’s roof is property guided into the gutters and through the downspouts.

Contact the professionals at Leaf Slugger today to learn more about how a gutter cleaning prevention system can make your life easier while protecting your home against water damage.