The main purpose of a rain gutter is to protect a building's foundation by channeling water away from its base. We get torrential rainfalls in Tampa Bay and our gutters take a beating. Water collected by a rain gutter is fed, usually via a downspout or "downpipe", from the roof edge to the base of the building where it is either discharged into the ground or collected.
Full gutters lead to an overflow. But going up the ladder to fix this, isn't everyone's thing ;-)
How to clean the gutters
One-storey homes can be cleaned from standing on a ladder, with a shovel and a bucket. When cleaning the gutters of a 2-storey home it takes more guts. One either has to work from the roof or use a much taller ladder. Remember that roofs can be slippery when wet, especially here in Tampa Bay, when the shingles are covered with algae (a greenish/blackish film).
If you are not afraid of heights, you can do this yourself, providing that you take reasonable precautions. If the downspout is clogged, too, it is often less easy to handle.
Pressure Washing as an affordable and quick solution to clean gutters
If the gutter is full of debris, dirt and leaves one needs a shovel and a bucket to clean out any loose "stuff". This is also the first step that we do. After that we use a special cleaning tool, that cleans the gutter with the proper pressure, leaving it sparkling clean.
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PLEASE NOTE: When you book roof cleaning, we usually clean the gutters for FREE.
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We like to help our Dad to promote his pressure washing and window cleaning business in Clearwater and Tampa Bay. Hope you enjoy this blog ;-).
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