Gutter Cleaning and Care
Clean gutters are important to keeping your foundation safe, so learn to clean and repair them with help from home improvement expert JoAnne Liebeler.
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.