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Gutter cleaning is an important maintenance task that should be done at least twice a year. It’s definitely not an easy task, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make it easier. Gutter Helmet® of Piedmont, provider of the best gutter protection system in the market, shares expert tips on how to make gutter cleaning easier.

Get Your Tools Ready Beforehand

Getting everything organized before you begin can save you a lot of time and effort. The following should be on your list of tools:

  • Stepladder – Whether you choose a telescoping or an A-frame stepladder, make sure you test the steps prior to using it. A stepladder with a hook attachment can be useful if you plan on using a bucket.

  • Scoop – A plastic scoop is preferable over a metal one. You can buy cleaning kits that include handle extensions and brushes, but a scoop should be enough.

  • Bucket – A bucket is optional if you don’t want to just throw everything to the ground or if landscaping is directly under the roof edge.

  • Garden Hose – You will need a garden hose to wash off the remaining dirt in the gutters. Make sure your garden hose is long enough to reach the top of the roof.

  • Waterproof Gloves – Trust us, you don’t want to clean your gutters with your bare hands. Branches and other sharp debris can cause wounds, which can come into contact with bacteria from animal droppings or dead insects from the gutters.

Bring a Buddy

Cleaning the gutters is much easier if you have someone on the ground to help you with many things. For example, your buddy can help steady the ladder to minimize the chances of accidents. If you forgot one of your tools, you won’t have to climb down to get it. Instead, ask your buddy to get it for you.

Invest in a Gutter Protection System

You can also forget about cleaning altogether and invest in a good gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet. The typical gutter cover or screen will still allow some leaves, dirt and debris into your gutters, which still means you have to periodically clean them. With Gutter Helmet, nothing gets into your gutters. The unique nose-forward design pushes all solid materials down to the ground and routes rainwater into the gutters using surface tension. Should your gutters get clogged while Gutter Helmet is installed, we will clean your gutters and make proper adjustments as part of its Lifetime Warranty.

Gutter Helmet of Piedmont is your leading provider of Gutter Helmet. Give us a call at (844) 204-1015, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas.