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Cleaning Gutters

Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. If your home is on a heavily wooded lot, you'll need to do it more often. The idea here is to keep gutter channels free of debris so water can be free-flowing.

What You'll Need:

  • 8- to 12-foot stepladder
  • Heavy-duty work gloves
  • Garden trowel
  • Garden hose with high-pressure nozzle attachment
  • Scrub brush (if necessary)

Step 1: Start at the drain or downspout area and anchor your ladder securely. With heavy-duty gloves on, scoop out the loose debris with your hands or a garden towel.

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