When functioning properly, gutters can extend the life of a home. By directing water away from the physical structure, gutters protect a home's foundation, its siding, and its landscaping.
The key to reliable gutter performance is simple -- keep them clean. Twice annually, experts recommend a thorough gutter cleaning and the project can be a do-it-yourselfer, if you're so inclined.
The basic toolset is likely already on hand:
- A ladder
- A scoop
- A trash bag
- A garden hose
- Protective gear
Watch the video above for a quick tutorial, or if DIY is not your thing, reach out to me anytime. I'd be happy to refer you to a reliable professional in the neighborhood.