Traditionally, homeowners clean their gutters by climbing a ladder and scooping out debris. It can be messy and time-consuming, however – not to mention, dangerous. The biggest danger you’ll face when doing this is going up and down the ladder. One wrong move, and you’ll fall a few feet down to the ground.
So, how can you keep your gutters clean if you don’t want to climb a ladder?
Gutter vacuums – These allow you to run along the length of your home and pull in any leaves and debris that are light enough to be absorbed. For this, you can either purchase an attachment that connects to a leaf blower or make one out of tubing and duct venting. There’s a catch, though – gutter vacuums only work with light items. Heavier objects, such as twigs and other pieces of wood, won’t be able to be sucked up by these vacuums.
Gutter flush – This is a high-powered hose meant to send leaves on their way through the sheer force of water. A bit of warning: you may get wet while using this tool. If you don’t mind that, then this might be a good choice for you.
Gutter cover systems – This last option, with a small upfront investment, can potentially save you the headache of cleaning your dirty gutters at all ever again. A quality gutter cover like Gutter Helmet® strategically covers your gutters while still allowing rainwater to pass through, preventing nasty clogs in the long run.
Gutter Helmet has a ribbed surface, a patented nose-forward design and heavy-duty mounting brackets that ensure the lifetime protection of your gutters from debris. This means, you won’t have to climb the ladder again and risk your safety just to keep your gutters clog-free.
If you’d like a FREE quote for Gutter Helmet of Dallas Fort Worth’s gutter installation or protection services, simply call us at (817) 494-7200. You can also complete our form, and we’ll help you keep your gutters clean and healthy at all times.