Rain Gutters: Make Clean Up a Snap

With rain, hopefully, right around the corner, here is some ways to easily clean out your gutters. American Home Shield is always trying to inform home buyers on how to keep their homes efficient. Here are some more helpful tips from AHS.com.

While you can hire a service to do the work for you, doing the job yourself is easy and affordable with these tips:

•Clean your gutters at least twice a year, more if your home is surrounded by trees

•Wear heavy work gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal that may be on the gutters

•Don’t let the gutter back up with leaves since they’ll eventually come loose from their mountings and destroy the gutters

Ready to clean? Follow these steps:

1.Remove loose debris from the gutter using a small tool, such as a garden trowel, and scrub encrusted dirt with a stiff brush

2.Power wash gutters with a hose to clear debris – just make sure you send it toward the drain outlet

3.Make sure drainpipes are clear, if necessary use a plumber’s auger to pull debris from the bottom of the drain


  1. Ivan on March 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Might also want to do that once nasty chore of gutter cleaning without a ladder! Just use the Gutter Clutter Buster Kit and you will vacuum out gutter debris, wet and dry, at the same time and never let your hands get close to those gutters. It fast, easy, clean, affordable, and the safest method of cleaning out your rain gutters.

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