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A Few Helpful Gutter Cleaning Tips for Your Home

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Flush out your gutter

When done clearing out the muck from the gutters, take a garden hose and finish the job by flushing them. They don’t have to be squeaky clean. Simply remove any debris left behind. Flushing out your gutter will also make any leaks obvious.








Repair leaks

Although it may be tempting to call a professional to repair leaks, it may be easier to take care of it yourself. Just snip a piece of sheet metal to fit over the hole. Then, using a large putty knife, spread roofing cement around the edges of the hole. Position the newly cut metal over the hole (from the inside of the gutter) and press its edges into the cement.

Although cleaning gutters isn’t a lot of fun, it’s an important job that needs to be done regularly. While some people advise cleaning them once a year, one of the best pro gutter cleaning tips is to clean them out at least twice a year, in spring and fall. Doing so will prevent clogging after storms and keep repairs to a minimum.

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