Gutter Cleaning: Our Step-by-Step Guide
Looking after the gutters of a property can save lots of time, work and money. Blocked gutters can create all sorts of problems, including penetrating damp; it is easy, quick and cost-effective to use Twistfix gutter guard to prevent such issues occuring. Before installing the product, it is important to properly clean the gutter and here is the Twistfix step-by-step guide to getting it right.
- Making sure you're safe and protected is the number one priority. Start by donning heavy-duty rubber gloves and checking that your ladder is in prime condition. Empty your pockets of any sharp objects. If at all possible, have someone with you at all times.
- Make sure you have something to put debris and mulch into. Bin liners or rubble sacks are ideal. Do not attempt to carry a bucket up the ladder with you as this can be dangerous.
- Set your ladder at an arm's length from the wall and climb with caution.
- The first step is to start removing the larger pieces of debris. Never reach more than an arm's length to get hold of pieces of debris as this is very dangerous; clear the area you can easily reach before descending and moving the ladder along. Drop filled bags or larger pieces of debris to the ground, being careful to make sure that nobody is beneath.
- Then go back along the gutter and remove the buildup of mulch. This is not a particularly pleasant aspect of the job but persevere, it will be well worth it in the end.
- The final stage in cleaning the gutter is to wash away any residue. This is best accomplished with the use of a garden hose. Don't forget to spray wayer through the downspouts as well as the main length of guttering.x
Now that your gutter is clean, you can safely and successfully install Twistfix Gutter Guard. This innovative product helps to keep your gutters clear and allow water to flow quickly through, preventing many problems later on.
Find out all the details about Twistfix Gutter Guard on the product page and give our technical team a call if you need any advice.