Your Checklist For Gutter Cleaning Preparation

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The number of potential issues that can stem from a clogged gutter are numerous and dangerous. From added water damage in your basement due to redirected flow to ice dams and even potentially creating a home for vermin, there’s a good reason to make sure that your gutter gets a regular clean around just about every seasonal change. With summer in full swing, have you gotten started yet? If not, don’t worry, we’re here to help with a handy checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything before getting started.

The List

Gutter OptionsIn general, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of stocking up before you head up to your gutter, just to make sure that you don’t end up having to stop mid-way. Here are some essentials.

  • A dust mask: Depending on the weather and what plant life is around your gutters, it’s going to vary what you find in there. Ideally, though, if you encounter a lot of dry dust, a mask is worth using.
  • Gloves: Dirt, sharp objects, animal waste, there are plenty of reasons to keep your hands protected.
  • Safety goggles: In the same vein, you want to make sure nothing flies in your eyes while cleaning.
  • Your scoop of choice: You can use a lot of options here, but a garden trowel is cheap, and you likely already have one lying around.

Added Support

When you put together your gutter cleaning checklist, one thing that needs to be mentioned is that if you haven’t taken care of your gutters enough, or are in an extreme situation, you may not be able to do a proper cleaning by  yourself. In this case, it may make more sense to bring on professional help to take care of your gutter cleaning in ColoradoContact Tip Top Restoration today to learn more about our professional gutter cleaners and the process we go through to keep your gutters clean.

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